The Otherland exhibition depicts an era when the country called Finland did not yet exist. The exhibition presents perspectives, fates and people’s lives from the region’s international and diverse past from the 11th century through the times of Swedish and Russian rule up to the early days of Finland’s independence. The exhibition describes how the idea of being Finnish was born – and how it was constructed. The Otherland exhibition focuses on three main aspects: Humanity, Faith and We as Part of the World.

More than 600 objects have been selected for the exhibition, some of which you can see on this page.