Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi (Seurasaarentie 15, Helsinki) — Tamminiemi served as the official residence of the President of Finland between 1940–1981, and a scene for many political negotiations and decisions.. The guided tours and changing exhibitions shed light on the history of post-war Finland in an authentic environment. Admission: €6.50 (adult), €2.50 (seniors/students). Hours: 11 […]
Suomenlinna Toy Museum (Suomenlinna C 66, Helsinki) – this museum exhibits toys from the early 19th century until the 1960s. The collection features hundreds of dolls, around a hundred teddy bears and other old toys. Admission: : €6.00 (adult), €3.00 (seniors/students).
Sibelius Monument – this is dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), and is located at Sibelius Park (Sibeliuspuisto) in Helsinki’s Töölö district. This piece of abstract art consists of over 600 hollow steel pipes wielded together in wave-like fashion.
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum (Helsinki) — the open-air museum of Seurasaari (founded in 1909) is located on a beautiful green island just a few kilometers from downtown 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 […]
Sederholm House (Aleksanterinkatu 16-18, Helsinki) — in 2012 the Helsinki City Museum opened the Children’s Town. This new kind of children’s museum invites children of all ages and their families to experience the history of Helsinki first-hand. In the Children’s Town, children can play in boutiques and workshops from 18th-century Helsinki, sit at a school […]
National Museum of Finland (Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki) — The museum presents Finnish life from prehistoric times to the present. Unique exhibits tell about life over a period of 10,000 years. Admission: €8 (general). Hours: 11 am – 6 pm (Tues. – Sun.).
Museum of Natural History (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13, Helsinki) – this museum and independent research institution is part of the University of Helsinki. 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. Admission: €10 (general), €5 […]
Museum of Finnish Architecture (Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki) – this museum is dedicated to the evolution of the country’s architectural trends. One of its recent exhibits involved the challenges of sustainable architecture. Admission: €6 (general). Hours: 11 am – 6 pm (Tues. – Sun.), 11 am – 8 pm (Wed.). See the museum’s website for more […]
Museum of Contemporary Art / Kiasma (Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki) — Kiasma is a museum of contemporary art under the umbrella of the Finnish National Gallery. Its primary role is to educate the public on contemporary art and to strengthen the status of art in Finland in general. A lively cultural center and meeting place, Kiasma […]
Military Museum (Suomenlinna C 77, Helsinki) – this museum is dedicated to Finland’s wartime history. It is the largest military museum in Finland, boasting a collection of more than 200,000 items and artefacts, including decorations, arms, equipment and art. In addition, the Military Museum has more than 200,000 photographs and images. Founded in 1929, the […]