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National Museum of Finland, Helsinki

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History Museum
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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  • perfect to discover the Finland, currently under construction, we can go free after 16 hours on Friday, so not to hesitate. A lot of interesting pieces, a bit of everything, fun thing to do, the cafeteria in the basement is perfect for tea and wait 16 hours.
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  • This is an old-school museum with rather dusty displays, but the English explanations are quite good. Also, there's a "workshop" room for children that is really excellent. It has tons of hands-on tea...  more »
  • I'm a historian, and I loved this museum, which will teach you a lot about Finnish history if you work through the rooms methodically and read all of the signage (which is available in English). The "...  more »
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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.