The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki

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Experience Finnish history from prehistoric times until the present day at The National Museum of Finland. View the Romantic-style exterior of the museum before stepping inside to the Art Nouveau interior for viewing archaeological objects and cultural artifacts dating back to the Middle Ages. Look up at the entrance hall ceiling, adorned with frescoes about the Kalevala, the Finnish national saga. Learn about 10,000 years of history through the museum's permanent exhibits, including collections of coins, jewelry, metals, and weapons. See visual representations of Finnish folk culture up to the time of industrialization. Add The National Museum of Finland and other attractions to your Helsinki trip itinerary using our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .
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  • Perhaps not of great interest to many foreigners, but a wide variety of well displayed Finnish artifacts.  more »
  • To get acquainted with the history of Finland, probably, it is necessary to visit this museum. Here is a good exposition on the religious theme. Artfully made iconostasis and figurines of the Middle Ages are presented in two large halls. There is an exposition with stone axes and hunting equipment. The period when Finland was part of the Russian Empire is represented by the throne room, where you can be at the reception of the emperor with the help of an interactive camera. It is interesting to look at the mock-up of the Smoke Hut and the 1939 War Exposition. It is a pity that there is no audio guide in Russian language. The ticket costs 12 euro for adults.
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  • Located on an old castle, you can walk Finland history from the early stone age until today. Very well presented. Is a high quality museum. The restaurant with its buffet is all tipical, tasty and cheap
  • Japanese performance is free every day. Very interesting collection. Also, you can see many interesting collections of dress, cups, bikes, digital objects. The national museum also you can visit free on Friday from 4.00- till 6.00 p.m. If you want to pay, you can visit every day. But I think it is better to visit free than pay money because it is not so cheap, around 15 euro.
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