Story of Finland

Finland’s recent past includes both light and shadows. The Story of Finland exhibition shows how a small autonomous Grand Duchy of Russia became the welfare state of Finland. Eight themes take the story forward from the early stages of the state through the wars to democracy and the welfare state as well as the deep recession of the 1990s. Finns are also presented as a strange but happy nation of people who consume a lot of coffee, like their saunas hot and produce the best heavy metal music in the world!

The exhibition features about 170 objects, some of which you can get to know in more detail here.