Main Exhibition

"The Power of Thought" is a permanent exhibition of the University of Helsinki and its students, teachers and researchers. On display are exhibits related to the history of science, teaching and the University, such as imperial portraits, microscopes of different ages, anatomic models, the Charter of the Royal Academy of Turku and the Silver Sceptres from 1640.  Later objects in the exhibition include a computer used by Linus Torvalds and a student boilersuit from 2007. The exhibition is situated on the 3rd floor of the main building of the University (Fabianinkatu 33).

Four light-hearted short films that bring to life students of times past, present and future have been commissioned for the exhibition. See what has changed in the last 375 years – or has anything really changed? See the trailer.

You can also explore the exhibition through our mobile media guide. It works on smartphones, tablets and computers with internet access and you can use it wherever you are, in your home for instance or in the exhibition, which has free Wi-Fi. The guide has been implemented using the Storymaker tool by Momeo Ltd and it does not require you to download an app. You will find the guide by clicking on the link below.  

The Power of Thought Mobile Guide

The exhibition is open Monday to Thursday from 12 to 5 pm, Friday to Sunday closed. Closed on 23.12.2019–6.1.2020. Admission is free.