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Helsinki University Museum


Contact information:

P.O. Box 3 (Unioninkatu 34)
00014 University of Helsinki
+358 2941 22914

Fabianinkatu 33 (3. floor)
+358 50 4488910, +358 50 4488909

Opening hours
Mon-Fri 12-18
Sat 11-15
July Mon-Fri 12-16
August Mon-Fri 12-18


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 new 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 Helsinki University Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33).

A Student of the Time !

Attention! Exhibition The Power of thought is temporarily closed 27.6.-3.7.

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.