National Museum Of FinlandFree: Fridays 4pm – 6pm; All time for those under 18 years old

The National Museum of Finland presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The Finnish National Romantic style building is located in central Helsinki and operates in collaboration with the National Board of Antiquities. The museum’s entrance hall ceiling has ceiling frescoes about the Kalevala, painted by Akseli Gallén-Kallela, which can be seen without an entrance fee. The frescoes, painted in 1928, are based on the frescoes painted by Gallén-Kallela in the Finnish Pavilion of the Paris World Fair in 1900.

Address: Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am – 6pm; Closed Mondays
Direction: Tram 7A / 7 B, 4, 4T, 10 to Kansallismuseo / Nationalmuseum Stop
Phone: +358 40 12866469

Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng (Flickr CC), Riku Kettunen (Flickr CC), Eugene Phoen (Flickr CC)