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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
Summer break 19.6.-31.7.2017.




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. The exhibited objects range from corsets to computers, from student boilersuits to imperial portraits and humoristic videos about students from different eras. Exhibition is located in Helsinki University Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33).

A Student of the Time !

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.