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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“finnish history” (67 reviews)
“stone age” (13 reviews)
“pre history” (10 reviews)
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Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 1286469
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great place to visit on my travels, with a lot of stunning Finnish pieces and history behind the country.

Thank Travelling_LindaG
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The new exhibition on Finnish prehistory really impressed me. The interpretation--including film, sound, touch, and yes, smell--created an evocative context for artifacts from the deep past. I left feeling that I not only had more knowledge but that I had experienced something. A distant realm--with...More

1  Thank TheBigSuitcase
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Good museum covering prehistoric times up to more recent history of Finland and the area. Each floor is a different period of history. Pretty big collection. Could take you several hours to see it all. Also has some temporary exhibit space.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

From the Bronze Age on. One floor of religious artifacts. Nice building. Well lit. English signage. On tram line #4. It takes 2-3 hours to see properly. The staff were very friendly and one person spent 15 minutes giving me a short version of 20th...More

2  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The museum is in an old historic building and contains well-done exhibits. There is plenty of English: I spent about three hours. I loved the story of Finland's independence, which I compared to other similar situations. I also loved the way the Museum presented controversial...More

Thank Tirebiter8
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I visited this museum on my way to the airport and thus had my luggage with me. This was no problem at all, they had a separate room to store it. The museum it self was very interesting! I did only know tiny bits of...More

Thank Laurens B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It has been my pleasure to visit this museum twice within one year. And it truly amazed me! There had been lots of changes, new exhibitions well designed, interactive and amusing! Also the temporary art exhibitions in the same building have been worth seeing!

Thank Ülle S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The museum shows you the entire history of Finland from prehistoric times right up to the recent royal families. Current temporary exhibition showcases photographs from events in the last 100 years that have had an effect on Finland.

Thank Sauls139
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I really loved this museum! My husband, as a child, wanted to be an archaeologist. So, the prehistory exhibits were very fascinating to him. I very much enjoyed them, too. The National Museum of Finland uses technology to make exhibits interactive. For...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The national museum is a good starting point when visiting Finland. You get to learn about Finlands history and links to Russia and Sweden.

Thank Machka1111
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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.