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National Museum of Finland, Helsinki
(4.2/5 based on 460+ 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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  • Having high expectations, I was pretty disappointed in this visit. If this Museum offers us some beautiful works, I remain skeptical, both about how to present, on the significant presence of insignificant parts. Small asctuce: visit this Museum Friday at 4 pm, the visit is then free.
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  • Pretty pieces to learn a bit more about the country. Visit relaxing and interesting. The tram stops right in front.
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  • A very interesting exposition concerning the Ethnography, history of the people and the State. Awesome stained-glass Windows on the main staircase. 2-3 hours be sure to dedicate a museum. At least once, stands there. By the way, as far as we knew, with 16 to 6:00 pm free admission
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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.