Are museums your cup of tea? In Finland, options are abundant! With over 1000 museum sites scattered across the country, Finland boasts a vibrant and buzzing cultural scene that offers fun exhibitions and activities for every taste all year round. Whether you’re into modern art, cultural heritage, or architecture, there’s an array of options waiting to be explored. Plus, new museums are continuously popping up, so make sure to include the following ones on your itinerary for your next trip to Finland:
Calling all design fans! Located in Finnish Lakeland, the newly opened Aalto2 museum in Jyväskylä seamlessly merges various art forms into one architectural masterpiece, bringing life to the vision of the iconic Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. This minimalist-inspired marvel not only honors cultural heritage, art, and history but also presents a multifaceted program that explores different elements of human creativity.
Art House Chappe, Tammisaari
Situated in the historic town of Tammisaari on the Finnish Coast and Archipelago, the “Art House by the Sea” effortlessly combines modern Nordic art with unique wooden architecture. Inspired by the vision and affection for the town of benefactor Professor Albert de la Chapelle, Art House Chappe has collaborated with talented architects and artisans to create an immersive space where architecture and art merge. Enjoy exhibitions that showcase the modern and contemporary art scenes of Finland, the Nordics, and the wider Baltic Sea region.
Museum of Visual Arts, Malva
If you love contemporary visual art, the newly opened museum Malva might be just the perfect spot for you! Less than an hour’s train ride away from Helsinki, the Museum of Visual Arts in the city of Lahti features a variety of fun and inspiring exhibitions from art and design to posters and culture. The museum also showcases stunning artworks in its permanent exhibition, such as the multi-sensory Ahto, an interactive art piece that changes like water according to the flow of visitors.
Museum of Play Leikki, Espoo
Embark on a playful journey into the colorful world of childhood at the Museum of Play Leikki in Espoo, right within the Helsinki Region. Dive into vibrant exhibitions that guide you through childhood nostalgia, featuring activities and themes celebrating pop culture, toys, and play practices from various eras. The charming and carefully curated museum is an unknownn gem that will spark inspiration for children and adults alike!
Other must-visit museums around Finland
Still craving more adventure and discovery? Fortunately, Finland has many other fun, inspiring and intriguing museums waiting for you to explore. Whether you’re seeking the top museums in Helsinki or other hidden museum gems across Finland – boredom is definitely not on the agenda!