Museums Finland

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The National Museum of Finland
The National Museum of Finland presents Finnish life from prehistoric times to the present. The permanent exhibition is divided into six departments. The Treasure Troves present the museum’s collections of coins, medals, orders, decorations, silver and weapons. The Prehistory of Finland is Finland’s largest archaeological exhibition.

The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
The open-air museum of Seurasaari is located on a beautiful green island just a few kilometres from the heart of Helsinki. The island is a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city and at the museum the traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland.

Alvar Aalto Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum, a special museum of architecture, was founded in 1966. It is housed in a building designed by Aalto and completed in 1973. The museum has also been in charge of the Muuratsalo Experimental House since 1994.

Finnish Museum of Natural History
The Finnish Museum of Natural History is an independent research institution functioning under the University of Helsinki. It is also one of the three central national museums in Finland and responsible for the national collections in its field. The collections, which include botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological specimens from all over the world, serve research in the fields of Biology and Geology as well as educational purposes.

Design Museum
Design Museum, Helsinki is an architectural museum in Helsinki, Finland.

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova are a pair of museums in central Turku, Finland. They are housed in a common building and belong to the same administrative organisation, but have different fields. Aboa Vetus displays portions of the city dating back to medieval times, while Ars Nova is a museum of modern art.

Gallen-Kallela Museum
Art museum dedicated to the artist, Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), from Tarvaspää. Includes exhibition information and location details.

Hallinportti Aviation Museum
The Hallinportti Aviation Museum is an aviation musum, located in Jämsä, at Halli in Kuorivesi, Finland.

Sibelius Museum
The Sibelius museum is the only museum totally devoted to music in Finland. The museum building, designed by Woldemar Baeckman, is one of the most original Finnish creations of the 1960s. A selection taken from the 1400 instruments of traditional and art musics from all around the globe is exhibited. One room is naturally reserved for Sibelius´s life and work. During the autumn, winter, and spring seasons the museum hosts chamber music concerts on Wednesday evenings.


Finnish Railway Museum
The Finnish Railway Museum is located in Hyvinkää, Finland. It was originally founded in 1898 and located in Helsinki. The museum was moved to Hyvinkää in 1974. The museum is on the original station and yard site of the Hanko-Hyvinkää railway. In addition to the station building, there is a roundhouse and several other preserved buildings, mainly from the 1870s.

Jyväskylä University Museum
The Museum collects, preserves, makes research and exhibits material related to the past and the present of the University of Jyväskylä as well as the diversity of nature in Central Finland.

Finnish Museum of Photography
The Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography was set up by Finland´s main photographic organizations on 6.5.1969. It later expanded to become a national, specialist museum. The principle underlying the museum´s work is the creation of a broad range of opportunities for art experiences, and making photographic culture better known and understood.

Heureka is a science center in Vantaa, Finland, north of Helsinki. Its purpose is to facilitate the access to scientific knowledge and to develop the methods of scientific education. Its exhibits are largely hands-on. It also includes a planetarium capable of displaying panoramic films.

Jokioinen Museum Railway
The Jokioinen Museum Railway is located in Jokioinen, Finland. It is based on the last narrow gauge railway in Finland, the 750 mm (2 ft 5½ in) gauge Jokioinen Railway. The museum was born on February 2, 1978, 4 years after the discontinued operation of the actual railway, when the specifically established public company Jokioinen Museum Railway Ltd. (Jokioisten Museorautatie Oy) have bought the Minkiö-Jokioinen Railway line with its land and buildings.

Ateneum Art Museum
Ateneum Art Museum is home to the largest and most important art collections in Finland. The museum governs over 20,000 works of art. The collections of the Ateneum Art Museum showcase the development of Finnish Art all the way from 18th century rococo portraiture to the experimental art movements of the present century.

Post Museum
The Post Museum offers a diverse range of services for museum visitors. You can enjoy a delicious lunch or a cup of coffee at our Café while visiting the Museum, and, for groups, our services include guided museum tours, museum drama and postcard workshops.

Museum Centre Vapriikki
Museum Centre Vapriikki is housed in what used to be the engineering works of Tampella Ltd. In addition to exhibition spaces, Vapriikki provides facilities for collections, preservation, photo archives, a reference library, an auditorium, education of school children as well as space for research and offices. The facilities of Vapriikki and Valssi café can also be rented for private functions.

Pori Art Museum
Pori Art Museum is situated in the centre of the town by the river Kokemäki; it resides in an old ware- and weighhouse originally built for the use of the customs. The ware- and weighhouse was built of stone on the riverbank below the town hall in 1858 - 1860. This large rusticated building that extends through the whole block was designed by architect C.J. von Heideken.

Museum of Finnish Architecture
The fundamental task of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, one of Finland's national specialist museums, is to collect and distribute knowledge about architecture and increase its understanding among the general public as well as experts. It is an information centre for topical architectural practice, research and critique, oriented toward the future even as it records history.

Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum is an open air museum in Turku, Finland. The museum consists of 18 blocks of original 18th century – early 19th century buildings on their original location. The area of the museum was the only old residential area left in 1940, when the museum was opened. The location was the largest area to completely survive the Great Fire of Turku.

Tampere Art Museum
Tampere is also known for its Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland which featured American artist Richard Humann in 2004, for his exhibition entitled, Delicate Monster.

Moomin Museum
Moomin Valley (Moomin museum) is situated in the city of Tampere, Finland. In the Moomin Valley Museum you can see original illustrations made by Tove Jansson (the creator of Moomins), 40 miniatures, tableaux about Moomin events and a small (2.5 metres high) Moomin House. You can see the original Moomin Valley multimedia and you may visit the Moomin Valley shop which sells gift items and Moomin books in many languages.

Northern Ostrobothnia Museum
The Northern Ostrobothnia museum is a museum of cultural history. This provincial museum focuses on the city of Oulu and its the surrounding province Northern Ostrobothnia. The museum is situated in the Ainola Park in the Myllytulli neighbourhood in Oulu.

Parola Tank Museum
Parola Tank Museum is a military museum located in Parola, near Hämeenlinna, in Finland. It displays various tanks, armoured vehicles and anti-tank guns used by the Finnish Defence Forces throughout its history. A few kilometers away from the museum is also the Armoured Brigade. The museum was opened June 18th 1961, when there was 19 tanks and 12 anti-tank guns on display.

Raahe Museum
Raahe Museum is the oldest museum of local history and culture in Finland. The museum is located in the town of Raahe in Oulu province. The main collection of the museum consists of donations made in the 19th century. These include unusual natural items and other objects from foreign countries, including exotic souvenirs brought to Raahe by sailors.

Military Museum of Finland
The Military Museum of Finland, founded in 1929, is the central museum of the Finnish Defence Forces. The museum The museum.

Siida is a museum located on Lake Inari in the village of Inari. It is home to the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre. Siida arranges exhibitions on Sámi culture and the nature of Northern Lapland. In addition, Siida has an open-air museum open in the summers, which was originally known as the Inari Sámi Museum.

Suomen Joutsen
Suomen Joutsen is a three-mast, steel hull, full rigged ship. She was built in 1902 in St. Nazaire, France to serve in the trade between Atlantic and Pacific ports. In 1930 she was bought by the Government of Finland to serve as Finnish Navy training ship. Before World War II she made eight long ocean voyages. From 1956 she was a stationary Seamen's School for the Finnish Merchant Navy. Since 1991, she has been a museum ship owned by City of Turku, Finland.

Oulu Art Museum
Oulu Art Museum's exhibitions and museum shop Ainoa are located during the year 2008 in the Cultural Centre Valve (former Nuku), Hallituskatu 7. Exhibitions are open Mon - Sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free entrance. Welcome!

Finnish Museum of Natural History
The Finnish Museum of Natural History established in 1988, is a research institution under the University of Helsinki in Finland. It is responsible for the national botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological collections consisting of samples from around the world.

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art is an art museum in central Turku, Finland dedicated to modern art. The museum is located on the east bank of the Aura River. The permanent exhibition is based on the art collection of City of Turku, which includes a large collection of works by Wäinö Aaltonen. Temporary exhibitions focus on Finnish and international modern art.

Espoo Museum of Modern Art
EMMA, or the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, is a major art museum in southern Finland. After the founding of Espoo Art Museum Foundation in September 2002, EMMA opened its doors for visitors in 2006. With its 5000 square metre exhibition space, it is the largest museum in the whole of Finland.

Kiasma (built 1993–1998) is a contemporary art museum located along Mannerheimintie in Helsinki, Finland. It is named after kiasma, Finnish translation for a chiasma alluding to the basic conceptual idea of its architect, Steven Holl. The museum exhibits the contemporary art collection of the Finnish National Gallery founded in 1990. Its central goal is to make contemporary art better known and strengthen its status.

Tamminiemi is a villa located in the Meilahti district of Helsinki. It was one of the official residences of the President of Finland from 1940 until 1981. From that date, until his death, it served as the residence of President Urho Kekkonen. It is now the Urho Kekkonen Museum. It is located in a park by the sea. Tamminiemi's floor area is about 450 square metres.

Retretti is a major art museum in Punkaharju, Finland. It is unique in that most of its exhibition space is underground. The man-made caves total 3700 square metres and reach a depth of 30 metres.

Arctic Museum Nanoq
The first Arctic museum in Finland. A peat house in northern Greenland has served as a model for the main building. Large collections of hunting weapons and tools from Arctic regions. The Arctic museum Nanoq - which is the word for polar bear in Greenland - was built by polar explorer Pentti Kronqvist and a large group of enthusiasts. The museum was opened in 1991 as the first Arctic museum in Finland.

Jakobstad Museum
Jakobstad Museum is a city museum in the city of Jakobstad, Finland. It was founded in 1904, but worked as a private museum until 1906. The museum is a historic museum which is concentrated on maritime and ship building. The main building of the museum is called Malmska gården.