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National Museum of Finland (Suomen Kansallismuseo)
Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 00101, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
358 40 128 6469
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Oulu, Finland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not too huge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

to explore in a few hours. Gives a good picture of finnish life, preferably with Seurasaari island. This museum perhaps is too upper class centered due to hand to mouth living of most Finns during the past centuries. The museums of provincial towns such as Oulu and Kuopio give a better picture of vigorous survival of Finns in the harsh condiotions of short summers, long winters and dangerous neigbours of the east.

Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's a National Museum, you expect a huge lot of national history. Instead we finished watching the museum less than an hour, it was a bit shocking.

Visited July 2014
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Herndon, Virginia
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Everything Finnish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is a small museum as they go, but very well done. It is divided into pre history, 200 BC to 200 AD, 900AD to middle ages, and the recent past. It is not extensive, but requires at least 2 to 3 hours.

Visited July 2014
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Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The structure itself is worth a visit. Located in a 1902 building near the Töölo bay, it resembles an ancient castle, with statues of bears as a symbol. Inside it you can find various expositions regarding Finnish history and customs, from prehistory to modern times.

I especially enjoyed the Stone Age and Iron Age section, with lots of specimens and objects about everyday life in Finland thousands of years ago, there's even the oldest fishing net ever found, in bits and pieces but still clearly visible.

In addition, a whole section is dedicated to the Finnish people, from clothing to physical traits to genetics. Really interesting.

Visited July 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
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“Comprehensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum has a great collection and comprehensive and well thought out exhibit structure. From early history through to modern we loved our visit!

Visited June 2014
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