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“Not too huge” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Finland

National Museum of Finland
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Helsinki Red Bus 24h Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket
Ranked #17 of 265 things to do in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Oulu, Finland
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16 reviews
6 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
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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182 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Comprehensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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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