Museums in Finland

Temppeliaukion Church

One of my biggest leisure in Finland is to visit museums and see exhibitions. It is an excellent way for me to get to know the local history, knowledge, and get some inspiration and reflection on design.

You can find all kinds of museums in Finland, and you would definitely be impressed with its sheer range, diversity, and depth.

The National Museum of Finland

Astronautti-Kim Simonsson, Didrichsen Art Museum

If you are also a museum lover, I would highly recommend you to get a museum card. It cost €69, and it is a 12-month pass for the 300 museums and some popular tourist destinations all over Finland.

Museum Card

More information about museums in Finland and museum card:

But if your budget is tight, there is also a way to enjoy visiting museums and save money. Most museums have free entrance days for visitors; you can just check the date on their websites.

Find free admission days of museums in Helsinki on myhelsinki website.

This year, I have visited over 20 museums in different cities and towns.

In the Uusimaa region, I personally love EMMA and Kiasma, Amos Rex, Atenum Museum…etc. They have created an absolutely amazing exhibition vibe and excellent curating design. The museums here usually renew and curate new exhibition in 2-3 months so I can continuously visit again and again without feeling bored or tired.

Espoo Museum of Modern Art

The museums in Tampere, Turku, and many other cities are also tremendously fascinating and definitely worth visiting. Especially there are many old castles and fortresses scattered all over Finland, some can date back to 900 years ago.

Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna

Turku Castle, Turku

You will find many interesting local stories and history while visiting these museums. If you are looking for things to do in Finland. I will say, go to museums! Give it a try:) You won’t regret it.

Check the Visit Finland website to get to know more which museum interested you the most 🙂

Senciria Chou
Master’s Program in Collaborative and Industrial Design


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