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National Museum of Finland

Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 1286469
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National Museum illustrates Finnish history from medieval times to the 19th century. The museum's unique exhibits tells of the life from a period of over 1000 years. Temporary exhibitions on current themes and an interactive exhibition Vintti, where you can experience history by doing yourself.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 1286469
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A superb experience with a special 100 years of independence exhibition Really put together well with some excellent interactive exhibits 2-3 hours minimum of fascination Gives a good insight into the history nad development of Finland and within walkable distance of the central train station...More

Thank SPQR1210
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were rewarded with some very interesting history of Finland after we figured out where the entrance and ticket office were located. Displays are first class and information is easily available in three languages. I particularly enjoyed the special photography exhibit.

Thank NanNorth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is in need of a little modernisation, and tells the story of Finland from early ice age to modern day. The basement ice age exhibition is a highlight but the rest is worth a visit. Signage is in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Thank Aztecarts
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably one of the must see points of interest in the fabulous city. The museum's collection of works of arts from the past is very fascinating. It gives one a perspective of the countrys past and its role in world history. From the...More

1  Thank Leven P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel a lot and often seek out national history museums to get a bead on the main historical events that shape a nation. Sometimes these museums are lame, incoherent and not worth the price of admission. This one is not bad on early and...More

Thank Goldrichie
Suomenkansallismuseo, Museoassistentti at National Museum of Finland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Goldrichie, the exhibitions of the National Museum of Finland are under construction. The new hall for Russian rule period presents history in late 19th century. New exhibition about independent Finland will be open this fall, in December 2017. Before that you can get to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To learn about Finland over the last 1000 years, come here. A guided tour will add color and emphasis to important details.

Thank leisurist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the travel posters were still on exhibit I'd give the place an excellent rating, as it was one of the best, most interesting displays I've seen.

Thank robtsuk
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The museum is located in a fantastic building and its collection showcases the very roots of Finlands history. The new prehistory exhibition has used newest technology thus one can dive into the ancient local history using all senses. The kids "under the roof" -area called...More

Thank PVairimaa
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Housed in a building that looks like a chapel, this museum is charmingly entertaining. I enjoyed the prehistory of Finland section with all the exhibits accompanied by helpful explanations in English. The Come to Finland special exhibition which hopefully will be made permanent is a...More

Thank Sydsolo
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The most likable part was the exhibition on tourism posters in Finland. The permanent collections are poorly displayed and inadequately lit. And some of the rooms were closed for renovation. There is an interactive section but it is for 10-year olds and the technology is...More

Thank Seasondtraveller
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13 July 2017|
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Response from tallpinesCO | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see them. Possibly you are thinking of a different museum? This is in Helsinki.