Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, is a modern metropolis with a historic ambiance. There are numerous structures around the city that were designed in the National Romantic Style, one of which houses the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki – Finland.
The National Museum of Finland in Helsinki – Finland is located at Mannerheimintie 34, within central Helsinki.
You can reach the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki – Finland via tram, train or bus.
If you are taking either the train or the bus, the museum is but a mere ten-minute walk from the Bus Station and the Central Train Station.
On the other hand, you would like to be directly dropped off at the museum, you can take tram numbers 7A, 7B, 4, 4T and 10. These stop at the national museum.
What to See and Do
The National Museum of Finland in Helsinki – Finland comprises three floors of exhibits that date as far back as the pre-historic eras of the country up to the present time.
On the ground floor is the Treasure Troves exhibit. Here, you can view a collection of weapons, coins, decorations, jewelry and medals. This is also where you can have refreshments at the cafeteria.
One the first floor, you will find the Pre-History exhibit where archeological finds are on display. You can also view exhibits on the cultural and social progress of the country between the 13th and 17th centuries.
On the same floor is also an exhibit on royal dogs and horses and the Museum Shop where you can get books and souvenirs.
On the second floor, there is the exhibit on the cultural and social development of the country between the 17th and 19th centuries; an exhibit on dollhouses and finally, an exhibit on the rural life of the people prior to the industrial development of the country.
Lastly on the third floor is an interactive exhibit. Here, you can learn more about the country’s history with the use of your hands.
The National Museum of Finland in Helsinki – Finland originally established as a state museum in the year 1893. Before it became the national museum, a competition for the design of the building that would soon become the house of the museum was held in the year 1902.
The competition was won by Finland’s own architects: Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen.
Construction took place between the years 1905 and 1910. After everything was put in order, it was finally opened to the public in the year 1916.
Entry fees for the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki – Finland are 7 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for students, senior citizens as well as groups consisting of more than ten persons.
Guest below 18 years of age get free admission.
Free admission is given on Tuesdays, between 5:30 in the afternoon and 8 in the evening; and on International Museum Day which is every May 18th and Helsinki Day which is every June 12th.
The National Museum of Finland in Helsinki – Finland is open on Tuesdays, from 11 in the morning up to 8 in the evening; Wednesdays thru Sundays, from 11 in the morning up to 6 in the evening.
The museum is closed on Mondays.