"Finland collected together - past and present" Top 5 Page for this destination Suomen Kansallismuseo (The National Museum of Finland.) Tip by gordonilla

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by gordonilla

I have taken an interest in the museum ever since first visiting Helsinki - it was closed for refurbishment during that visit. Some year or so later, it was forced to open early as part of the Helsinki Festival, a rash move some thought. Sadly there was a great deal of criticism, but the staff have risen above thisand have developed the museum wonderfully since then. It is a good place to view Finland from prehistoric times right through the period of independence; showing educational changes and now into the world of high technology.

There are wonderful ceiling paintings by Akseli Gallen-Kallela; a vist is not complete without considering the paintings on the ceiling and their significance to the whole country.

The museum also has a good coffee shop.

Address: Mannerheimintie 34
Directions: Tram 4, next to the Parliament Building
Phone: +358 9 4050 9544
Website: http://www.nba.fi/en/nmf

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 10, 2006
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