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Helsinki University Museum


Contact information:

P.O. Box 3 (Unioninkatu 34)
00014 University of Helsinki

Fabianinkatu 33 (3. floor)
Opening hours
Tue-Thu 12-17, Fri 12-16



Welcome to Helsinki University Museum!

Photos Patrik Rastenberger, Matti Ruotsalainen.

The Helsinki University Museum preserves teaching and research equipment, furniture, works of arts and other valuable items.

The Power of Thought is the permanent exhibition of the Helsinki University Museum. It tells the fascinating story of the University of Helsinki from the founding of the Turku Academy in 1640 to the present day. Exhibition is located in the Helsinki University Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33).

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We are exceptionally open at 12-19 on Thursdays, from 1st March to 31th May.

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The Helsinki Observatory
of the Helsinki University Museum functions as a visitor centre that provides information about astronomy and its history, particularly to schoolchildren and other young visitors. The Observatory has a planetarium as well as a lecture room available for hire.

Museums collections will be relocating in 2014-15. Library, archive and photography services are closed.