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“A trip to the past”

National Museum of Finland
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$50.98*
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Ranked #23 of 278 things to do in Helsinki
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Owner description: National Museum illustrates Finnish history from medieval times to the 19th century. The museum's unique exhibits tells of the life from a period of over 1000 years. Temporary exhibitions on current themes and an interactive exhibition Vintti, where you can experience history by doing yourself.
Salvador, BA
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A trip to the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very good museum with lots of pre-historic objects, displays of Finnish recent history, some Sami things and so on. It's located in a imposing building. It's free on friday after 4pm.

Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you enjoy discovering a country's history this is a great stop for you. Prehistory is well presented. Enjoyable cafe for a quick bite.

Visited June 2013
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Magog, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We just returned from a cruise of the Baltic and decided to spend time at the National Museum. We found this museum extremely well arranged and moved smoothly through the exhibits without getting confused. It was very informative and gave us a good incite into the origins of this nation. Not to be missed. Since you will be close by don't miss the church in the rock which is within walking distance. What a creative use for a solid rock, very inspiring.

Visited June 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great museum to explorer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

The museums are divided into 3 floors which over 10 exhibition halls. Very impressive for those Scandinavian old maps in the last part of the exhibition. The hall of 1910-1950's Finnish way of living also worth to spend most of the time there.

Visited June 2013
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USA
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106 reviews
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“Lots of interesting displays. We liked it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Excellent collection of Finnish folk art including painted furniture, clocks, etc. We liked the tall clock in the shape of a woman. Also a large collection of silver including many early pieces. The café is pleasant and offers a reasonably priced luncheon selection. There is a tram stop just in front which makes access easy.

Visited May 2013
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