Friday, February 15, 2013

National Museum of Finland

The national museum of Finland is situated on the Mannerheimintie in Helsinki in front of the Finlandia hall and next to the parliament. This neoclassic building offers a journey to the visitor through Finnish history from the prehistory to the 20th century. Visitors will know more about the difficult conditions people were facing but also how they were adapting to Nature and climate. Finland is only independant since 1917. The museum shows how Sweded and then Russians were dominating the people. The Russian room shows the luxury of the Tsar and his family in contrast with the Finnish people that were living of agriculture and fishery. The museum has a large collections of coins, medals, decorations, silver and jewelery in the basement. Thirsty? The museum has its own café.

My tip: go there on Fridays from 4 to 6pm. Free entrance!

Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 11-18, Mon closed
Workshop Vintti Tue-Sun 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Closed Fri 29 March 2013, Good Friday.

Entry Fees:
Adult 8€
Reduced 6€ (students, senior citizens over 65 years, conscripts and groups more than 10 persons).
Entry is free for those under 18 years.

Free admission on International Museum Day 18 May and Helsinki Day 12 June.
Free admission with Helsinki Card.

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