The Finnish Museum Of Photography

The Finnish Museum Of Photography

The Finnish Museum Of Photography
3.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2,556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Great photography, like great art can be found in any major city if you look for it. One such place is the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki’s superbly eclectic collection of galleries, museums, artist workspaces and one terrific restaurant — the Cable Factory.

We began our Cable Factory experience with the Photography Museum and greatly enjoyed three extremely different, but equally fascinating main exhibits. “Lottaland”, by Lotta Sulin, transported me into a world of photography as “performance art”, much as Cindy Sherman does. Sakari Piippo’s “Some Observations on the Political System of Finland” sounds like it could be as dry as dry could be, however its documentary photos accompanied by wryly symbolic pictures and an interactive voting experience were educational and fun. Caj Bremer’s gracefully composed and starkly illuminating “Everyday Life in Finland” focuses a deeply humanistic Walker Evans-like eye on Finland’s rural and seaside inhabitants and the effect of their migration to cities on the population and the environment. These magnificent black and white images truly bring art and commentary together into complete statements which open a dialogue with you as the viewer.

A little off the beaten path, but certainly walkable from the city center or by transit or cab. The ten Euro admission is a little steep (five Euro for seniors and students), but it is free with the Helsinki Card).

Definitely worth a visit as part of your Cable Factory tour.
Written November 16, 2019
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Frqflyer
Givat Ada, Israel95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Interestingly located in an old industrial area which is now hosting many galleries.
Try them out. Maybe interesting as much as the museum itself. Hosting rotating exhibits.
Written August 8, 2018
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland905 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
The museum is not large, but their exhibitions are usually very good and interesting. I also like the atmosphere in the museum: an old industrial building turned into a cultural centre.

Kaapelitehdas (cable factory) has three small museums, houses cultural events, a circus and exhibitions - and there is a pretty nice cafe/restaurant, too.
Written February 7, 2018
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This museum has two locations in Helsinki: Cable Factory and K1 Kämp Galleria. We visited both on the same day. They are quite compact museums but worth the visit.

In the Cable Factory museum, we saw an unusual Maija Tammi's Empathy Machine exhibition about Hulda & Lilli. Hulda is a lizard and Lilli is a grasshopper. Both lives are shown along different passages which end at a movie room where you saw both of them dying. Hulda eats Lilly and dies of overeating.

In the underground permanent exhibition, you get more knowledge of photography with many interesting details.
Written April 23, 2023
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Dream605306
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Really enjoyed this museum. The exhibition was superb. I was just disappointed that they didn’t have postcards or books to accompany it
Written February 12, 2019
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Gernsheim
London, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
My visit was a fascinating experience, but was not what I expected: this is really a gallery, but seemed to have no displays relating to the development of the medium or the history of its use in Finland. This didn't matter because several of the artists' displays presented some interesting work, though some of the photographer's introductions to their work were unhelpfully pretentious. But the star of the current show was, for me, Taneli Eskola, whose work I had not seen before. Here is artist of genius and a poet: his studies of trees, his landscapes and his cityscapes are remarkable.
The 'Museum' is one of a number of organisations housed in the old Cable Factory, which when completed in the the mid 1950s was the largest building in Finland (it was subsequently used as a manufacturing base by Nokia): fortunately its industrial heritage remains in evidence. The cafe at the quayside end of the structure is also worth a visit. Access by public transport is easy: the Metro and tramline 8 both serve the site.
Written June 28, 2016
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hesep
Helsinki, Finland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited the museum for the first time with a friend. I was so surprised how great the museum was! We took the Sunday's guided tour, which was very informative and gave a lot of insights into the festival of political photography. The shop was pretty good too, although it was a bit hard to find the book I was looking for. I did, in the ens though! I'll definitely recommend others to visit the museum.
Written February 12, 2015
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
a fantastic exhibit about Greenland and the arctic. well displayed plenty of info and chairs provided to take around and admire the photos.
Written September 7, 2023
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D L
Tel Aviv, Israel572 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is a decent photography museum with changing exhibitions. The decision to visit depends on the current exhibitions, which are rotating.
Written August 22, 2019
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HolidayForUs
Bath, UK2,281 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is included on the Helsinki card. The description in there was misleading unless we missed something, there is nothing there apart from photographs, nothing on the history of photography. This is definitely not worth paying 10 euros to visit. There seemed to be three different contemporary photographic collections on display and there were some very large photographs displayed there.

Open to 6pm, even on a Sunday. You can reach the museum by catching bus number 21 to the Cable Factory.

Allow around 30 minutes for a visit.
Written September 4, 2018
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