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Workshop Vintti - Easy History, open Tue-Sun 12 noon - 4 pm


Workshop VINTTI. Photo: National Board of Antiquities / Tomi Nikander

Vintti (Attic) gets its name from being in the "museum's attic" on the third floor. In Finnish the word vintti also means the lever of a draw well or the reeling mechanism of a seine net, both of them good old times inventions.




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Opening times


Entry fees

Logo of Vintti: Tomi Nikander / National Board of Antiquities

Vintti is an interactive exhibition, where visitors can study the history of Finland and its culture using their hands and heads.

It is based on experimentation and personal experience, and the tasks and assignments also point the way to exploring the permanent exhibitions of the museum.


Open to everyone 
Vintti is suited to everyone over the age of seven. Younger children can visit in the company of adults. There is no upper age limit.

Vintti open Tue-Sun 12 noon - 4 pm

Workshop Vintti can be visited with the museum's entrance ticket on the 3rd floor.

Children's groups (day-care centres, schools) are requested to visit Workshop Vintti only on guided tours Tue-Fri at 9-10, 10-11 or 11-12.



In Vintti you can ...

In Vintti you can build a log house or a brick wall, vote as Finns did in 1907, try your hand at assembly-line work, or help weave a long rug for the museum.

You can also harness a horse for riding or pulling a cart.
The different tasks present the rulers of Finland from kings to presidents, old weights and measures and fabrics used for clothing. 

You can also experience office work of the 1950s, or sit on a throne and consider what you might do if you were an emperor.


Group visits in Vintti


Children's groups (day-care centres, schools) are requested to visit Workshop Vintti only on guided tours at 9-10 or 10-11 or 11-12 Tue-Fri.

The maximum group size is 30 persons and the guided tour lasts approximately one hour. Price € 50 euro / 1 hour.

Vintti is also open to groups by prior appointment after 4 pm.

Bookings Tue-Fri 9 am - 12 noon, by phone tel. +358 295 33 6902. E-mail: skm.opastusvaraukset@kansallismuseo.fi 

Bookings one week in advance. Over 30 or more persons groups, 2 weeks in advance.

Group prices 2017 (incl. VAT 24 %)


  • Daycare groups, schools and upper secondary education
    groups € 50 euro / 1 hour
    with free museum entrance for all including teachers and supervising adults.

  • Children's groups (others than official education) € 65 euro / 1 hour with museum entrance fee € 10 / 7 euros / adult. Supervising adults have free entrance.
  • Groups of adults € 80 euro / 1 hour + museum entrance.
    Entrance to the museum costs € 10 / 7 euro for adults,
    free entrance for children under 18.

Rulers of Finland during centuries. Photo: National Board of Antiquities


In VINTTI you can harness a horse for riding or pulling a cart. Photo: National Board of Antiquities / Hanna Forssell


In VINTTI you can build a log house or a brick wall. Photo: National Board of Antiquities


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Logo of Vintti. Design: Tomi Nikander
Open Tue-Sun 12 noon - 4 pm, closed Mon.