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National Museum of Finland, Helsinki
(4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Experience Finnish history from prehistoric times until the present day at National Museum of Finland. View the Romantic-style exterior of the museum before stepping inside to the Art Nouveau interior for viewing archaeological objects and cultural artifacts dating back to the Middle Ages. Look up at the entrance hall ceiling, adorned with frescoes about the Kalevala, the Finnish national saga. Learn about 10,000 years of history through the museum's permanent exhibits, including collections of coins, jewelry, metals, and weapons. See visual representations of Finnish folk culture up to the time of industrialization. Plan to see National Museum of Finland and other attractions that appeal to you using our Helsinki vacation trip planner.
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  • excellent interesting Museum! very interesting, all beautifully presented, places to go, and allocate sufficient time to visit that explore everything as it should be
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  • This museum provides a nice exhibition of old and ancient ways and lives and objects of finnish people. It is tidy and nicely put. There is also some temporary exhibition going on and you can attend a...  more »
  • The museum is of some interest to persons who want to learn more about Finland and its history. I did not get bored during my 3 hour visit a while ago. 
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  • Great place to connect kids with history. Interactive children's area upstairs talks to all age groups and is just great.
  • Wonderful museum where you can see the story of Finland, it should be free on some days (first Friday of the month ?)
  • Small and boring. Staff was helpful and polite. Building it self was nice. I hoped to see something more interesting and beautiful.
  • Just a collection of historic objects! Not to much storytelling. Needed to go on Wikipedia to find out more about the Finish history
  • Quite an extensive collection, with many items.