History

The National Museum of Finland was born when several collections were combined to form the State Historical Museum in 1893. As Finland became independent, the name of the museum, National Museum of Finland, was established.

The building of the National Museum of Finland was completed in Helsinki in 1910 and opened to the public in 1916. At that time, the museum already included the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, which was opened in 1909. Currently, the National Museum of Finland operates in a total of ten locations, and the museum collections are exhibited in other museums in Finland from the south all the way to Lapland.