2 Museums in Helsinki Worth A Visit If You Have a Short Time

If you only have a short time in Helsinki but still want to visit a museum in this city, I could recommend this 2 great museums. Basically Helsinki has dozens of museums waiting for you to visit. 
I was so amazed about their dedication in keeping the history, knowledge and treasures in a perfect way. You probably will skip this post cause you think you are not into museum? But wait till you are in Helsinki, it will change you!


Located in a central of the city, not far from the Helsinki Central Station, you will notice immediately the beautiful well designed building with curves and sharp angles.
Kiasma museum is one of the most famous in Helsinki and I think it deserves its name, either you are into architecture and interior design or not you should make the time to see this one as it is a well known Stephen Holl design.
Once you arrived in the corridor, dont expect a boring and straight corridors, everything tilts up down.

This museum has some incredible works of modern art and there is 5 floors to explore, each of the floor has a different exhibitions and collections. I spent quite sometimes in here, the galleries are spacious so I dont have to avoid or get annoyed by the crowds.
Furthermore I was so lucky could experience the amazing Mapplethorpe progressive collections. His work is exciting and surprising, fitted well with the other permanent collections.

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2
FI-00100 Helsinki

Opening hours
Mon closed, Tue 10-17, Wed-Fri 10-20.30, Sat 10-18, Sun 10-17.
Telephone : +358 (0)294 500 501
Website : www.kiasma.fi
Accessibility :
Kiasma is fully accessible. All floors can be accessed by lifts. Accessible toilets can be found on the first and fifth floors.

Admission :
Adult 12 €
Under 18 year-olds free.

Free admission on the first Friday of the month
Free entrance for a Helsinki Card holder


Another piece of Helsinki's beautiful architecture is the National Museum of Finland, at glance I believe I was looking to a church and its tower.

There are wonderful ceiling paintings by Akseli Gallen-Kallela in the hall, you will directly notice it and will admire the beauty of it. When I was there, seems like there will be an event or sort of dinner party, so beautiful table setting inside the room.

One thing I love about national museum is that they always give you an insight into a history of the country that no book can give you, as this National Museum of Finland featuring permanent exhibitions that showcase a different time period of the Finnish nation, from prehistoric times to the present day.

Every different part of the museum represents:

1. The Treasure Troves,
2. Prehistory of Finland
3. The Realm
4. A Land and its People
5. The Past Century
6. Workshop VINTTI

The bullet holes in the glass door and in the front door are from civil war 1918

There are many interesting archaeological artifacts, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, royalty clothes and armory to keep you walking around the museum for ages. The guide texts besides the exponents are very informative. 

National Museum of Finland
Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 
Phone +358 (0)40 128 6469 

Opening Hours
2.1.–31.12. Tue–Sun 11–18
Closed: 1.1., 3.4., 1.5., 19.–21.6., 6.12., 24.–25.12.

Normal price ticket: Adult 7-9 € 
Free entrance for the Helsinki Card Holder http://www.kansallismuseo.fi

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