Kansallismuseo

Finnish history dressed in pastel

A large collection of Finnish history has its home in the significant national-romantic building designed by the famous architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen. National Museum of Finland is surrounded by a peaceful garden and it was opened for the public in 1916.

A newly reformed brand identity and a service design process gave a clear direction to the concept alongside the historical buildings architecture. The plan was to answer to the needs of serving the different groups of people and strengthening the visitor experience. The spaces were designed more welcoming and opened for the different kind of museum activities and events.

Museum shop locates in the old vaulted Pre-historical exhibition space. Pop-up exhibition area is divided from the shop with playfully shaped folding screens. In the second floor, there is a picturesque space with a view to the Töölönlahti. It is used for different types of workshops and other events. Pedagogical collection of historical items used in workshops is placed in the detailed vitrine where the objects can be observed from different angles.