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Finland's National Board of Antiquities is the nation's specialist, service provider, developer and authority in material cultural heritage and the cultural environment field. It collects, manages and presents the national heritage of cultural history and records in addition to producing and providing knowledge.


The Museum Card lets you visit over 200 museums as often as you want

The museums of Finland have launched the Museum Card, a customer card that provides affordable admission to over 200 museums around Finland. The Museum Card provides admission to and is available for purchase at multiple locations, such as the National Museum of Finland and the other museums of the National Museum’s museum family. These include the Maritime Museum of Finland, which is open all year round; Tamminiemi, Hvitträsk, Häme Castle and Olavinlinna Castle; as well as the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, Louhisaari, Alikartano Manor and Urajärvi Manor, which are open during the summer.
Miss Universum Anne Pohtamo

Anne Pohtamo’s pageant wardrobe is represented in exhibition Miss Universe 1975 in Tamminiemi

Anne-Marie Pohtamo was crowned Miss Universe in San Salvador 40 years ago on 19 July 1975. In 2014, The National Museum of Finland acquired Anne-Marie Pohtamo-Hietanen’s clothing collection comprising her Miss Finland 1975 coronation dress and Miss Universe 1975 pageant and tour wardrobe.

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Saarisen ja Marotin perheet

Hvitträsk's new exhibition takes a look at the social life of an international circle of artists

”The Guests of Hvitträsk” exhibition showcases the social lives of Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen at the Hvitträsk artist villa through photographs and sounds. The exhibition shines a light on the architects' international circle of friends, who influenced their activities in many ways and included some of the most well-known contemporary artists from several fields of art. The exhibition will remain open at Hvitträsk from 17 April to 13 September 2015.

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Nautica fennica 2013-2014

The new Nautica Fennica showcases multifaceted maritime history from rock art to trade and yacht club activities

Published by the Maritime Museum of Finland and the Finnish Association for Maritime History, the new Nautica Fennica 2013-2014 - Multifaceted Maritime History highlights a wide range of perspectives to Finnish maritime history. The articles in the book are based on the latest research findings, with topics ranging from the rock carvings of Reposaari in Pori to the cargo voyages of the barque Helios, and from the activities of Turku-based yacht clubs to the image of Finnish sailors in literature. The book includes Swedish and English language summaries of its articles.
Kuvakokoelmat banneri

Historical newspaper photographs of the Journalistic picture archive to be integrated into the service

As part of the Picture Collections of the National Board of Antiquities, the journalistic picture archive records and publishes picture material from newspaper photographers, newspapers and photo agencies. Now you can also browse the material of the Journalistic picture archive online through the service.

You can access the material of the Journalistic picture archive at ( The archive is integrated into the Picture Collections of the National Board of Antiquities (, where you can also browse and buy cultural historical photographs and other picture material from the Board's collections.
Sutherland mittaa ja Freeston kuvaa
Archaeologist Tim Sutherland carrying out ground testing while Jeremy Freeston shoots a documentary. Photo by Satu Koivisto, National Board of Antiquities

Geophysical measurements taken in the surroundings of the Janakkala swordsman's grave yield more information about the area

In September, the National Board of Antiquities teamed up with archaeologists from the University of York to carry out exceptional studies in the surroundings of the so-called swordsman's grave, which was discovered in Janakkala last autumn. The studies were carried out without tampering with the ground or the ancient monument. The magnetism of the soil surrounding the grave was measured using a magnetometer, and the results proved quite interesting: several traces of human activity were found under the surface of the field, some of which may indicate the presence of an ancient burial ground or even an ancient settlement. The National Board of Antiquities is currently waiting for further analysis results from the University of York's archaeologists. Based on these results, the National Board of Antiquities may later carry out excavations on some of the most interesting spots at the site in order to confirm what lies deeper in the ground under the measurement points.
Kolmiosainen lasimaalaus

A three-piece glass painting from the dining hall of Hvitträsk. The glass painting was designed by Olga Gummerus-Ehrström in 1904-1905. Photo by Ilari Järvinen, National Board of Antiquities 2012 (99050:71).

The Partage Plus project produced 81,000 new item entries, along with 3D images and multilingual searches, for the Europeana database

The National Board of Antiquities and the National Museum of Finland took part in the European Partage Plus project, which spanned two years and ended in spring 2014. During the project, a total of 81,000 items and other materials representative of the Art Nouveau style were digitised for the Europeana database. The project included 24 operators from different parts of Europe, most of them museums. At the National Museum of Finland, the project involved the digitalisation of items from and photographs of the original decor and furnishings of the national romantic Hvitträsk villa, designed by architects Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen.

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Savonlinna Olavinlinna

Крепость Олавинлинна

Olavinlinna Castle's website in Russian has been launched. Welcome.
Открылась веб-страница крепости Олавинлинна на русском языке. Добро пожаловать.


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Finnskogar tunnuskuva rajattu
The National Museum of Finland
28 November 2014 - 16 August 2015

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