travelgrove Travel Tips

Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, Finland

  • History & Culture travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 3.5mi
lizzy_a's pictureby lizzy_a History & Culture travel tip
added on the 28th of October, 2010
Normally when you visit a country, you want to go to museums that will help you learn more about that country, but obviously there are exceptions to this rule. One such example is the Museum of Cultures in Helsinki, where you can discover all sorts of cultures except Finnish culture. As far as museums go, this one is quite quirky, and that's precisely why it's so interesting.

The Museum of Cultures has displays on many of the most interesting civilizations and culture in the world, and their cultural and historical heritage. The temporary exhibitions are usually very interesting, but the highlight of the museum remains its own collection of Finno-Ugric artifacts.

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Adults 6 €
Pensioners and students 4 €
Entry is free for kids under 18

Opening Hours:
Tue. 11 am – 8 pm
Wed.–Sun. 11 am – 6 pm

On the web:

Heureka Science CentreArctic Icebar
History & Culture

Recent travel tips for Helsinki

  • Korjaamo Cultural Factory
    Korjaamo defines itself as Helsinki's "living rooms", which sounds a but abstract, as expected from a huge building that basically serves as a meeting point for all the imaginable art types in the world. Karjaamo  [...]
    D: 2.5mi00
  • Hohtogolf West Coast
    If you like mini-golf but you would like to try something different, here's a golf course with twist. Hohtogolf West Coast is a glow in the dark minigolf course, with enough special effects to fill a second rate horror movie. Hohtogolf [...]
    D: 5.3mi00
  • Arlan sauna
    Visiting Helsinki without going to a public sauna is almost unthinkable. The only place where you can enjoy the genuine sauna experience is at one of the old public saunas, and in addition to the cultural experience, it is a great way to [...]
    D: 2.7mi00
  • The Church in the Rock
    The Finnish have a knack for coming up with original ideas, even when it comes to something as traditional as churches. The Church in the Rock (Temppeliaukion kirkko in Finnish) is a simple but atmospheric church literally carved out  [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • Uspenski Cathedral
    In Finland, the Orthodox church doesn't have many followers, but despite that, there are some pretty amazing Orthodox churches in the city. The best example is Uspenski Cathedral, a majestic building with a Russian-style dome. In Fact, [...]
    D: 4.1mi00

Things about Helsinki you may be interested in



Helsinki Nightlife

Helsinki is definitely one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe.  Because of this, it has many nightlife options for people regardless of what their specific tastes in this area might be. If you're a person that enjoys nightlife activities that are outside of the normal bars and clubs that people tend to associate with a night out in town, Helsinki does have a number of cultural [...]

More travel tips you might be interested in

Ottawa, Ontario
Byward Market is my absolute favorite place in the whole city, I loved to hang around here. There are lots and lots of stands offering everything...
Shopping: Byward Market

Binz, Germany
Come to BinZhou City, and experience a great place.
General: The Pearl of the yellow River Delta


Dhelfoi, Greece
If you want to go to Dhelfoi, and you´ve got no car, check the bus and train schedules, otherwise you can suddenly be stuck for hours in the...
Public Transportation: Check the bus and train schedules

Quazzane, Morocco
The Sahara desert is the largest desert on earth, with a size bigger then the USA. Once you get into the Sahara you really will get a feel for the...
Sightseeing: The Sahara Desert


Navodari, Romania
I was here as a kid but I remember that very close to this city (or maybe it was in the city...) is a place where you can see dolphin shows.
Family & Fun: Dolphin shows in Navodari

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
No thing important i like go best place
General: Man or mr


Detroit, Michigan
As its name also suggests, this local tourist transportation moves people from one attraction to the other. The railway is up high in the sky, so...
Public Transportation: Public Transportation in Detroit

Fresno, California
For quite a reasonable price, the Fresno Breakfast House serves the most delicious omelets and waffles that you can eat in the whole city. They...
Food: Fresno Breakfast House


Sunnyvale, California
Going to visit family n friends in paradise!
General: Family n friends

Venice, California
While in venice, make sure you walk a lot and watch people. Don't get stuck anywhere and buying stuff is not worth it. It is a cheap place but...
General: Walk a lot and watch people

   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it