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Get to know Espoo through its historical sights and local stories. Here, you can find museums and exhibitions inspired by Finnish history, Espoo's locals, modern art, and wonderful Finnish nature.

Part of exhibition in WeeGeee and EMMA museum
Photo: Daniela Lehtonen

KAMU – Espoo City Museum


KAMU – Espoo City Museum is known for collecting the cultural history of the City of Espoo and its residents. You can visit their 5 museums in different parts of Espoo and always learn something new. As a part of KAMU are Espoo City Museum, Glims Farmstead Museum, Pentala Archipelago Museum, Villa Museum Villa Rulludd, and Lagstad School Museum. 

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Espoo Museum of Modern Art – EMMA


A home to modern art and inspiring stories – that is Espoo Museum of Modern Art – EMMA. Here, you can dive into the world of contemporary art on your own, explore more through guided tours, or join one of EMMA's events and talks.

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Exhibition Centre WeeGee 


A museum, exhibition, and event hub located in the Tapiola district and a house designed by Finnish architect Professor Aarno Ruusuvuori (1925-1992). You can explore the unique Futuro House, the building's architecture and history, and famous Finnish fairytales from Mauri Kunnas. Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA and KAMU - Espoo City Museum are also located in the same building.

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Finnish Nature Centre Haltia

      
Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is a paradise for any nature lover. In a sustainably designed building, you will find a fascinating exhibition(s) on Finnish nature – from local flying squirrels to artificial northern lights and much more. The place is also a great starting point for hiking, refreshments after the hike in Restaurant Haltia, or preparation, as you can rent a great amount of outdoor and camping gear from Haltia Shop. 

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The Museum of Play – Leikki


An interactive museum that will transfer you into your childhood. The Museum of Play – Leikki is a place that supports the joy of playing. Whether you are a grownup or a family traveling with children, you can let your creativity and curiosity play here. Note: Check also their great events and happenings!  

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Museum of Horology and Jewelry Kruunu

Museum Kruunu invites you to explore the world of time and jewelry explained via temporary exhibitions – from history, current trends, and future predictions.

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Nature House Villa Elfvik

Art Nouveau villa from 1904 and a nature house located in Laajalahti Nature Reserve with interactive exhibitions on Espoo's diverse nature and tips for a sustainable lifestyle. A great day trip destination for families with free admission and a Café open during weekends.

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Child watching birds in Laajalahti area
Photo: Joni Viitanen

Gallen-Kallela Museum

An art museum with changing exhibitions is located on the premises of Akseli Gallen-Kallela – one of the most well-known Finnish artists. The museum stages temporary exhibitions featuring both the historical and contemporary art of Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Besides that, visitors can enjoy the surrounding Laajahlahti Nature Reserve area, borrow bird-watching and art kits, as well as refreshments in Tarvaspää Café Zoceria.

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Helinä Rautavaara Museum

A museum of world cultures built from collections and stories of Helinä Rautavaara – a unique explorer, journalist, and collector. The museum has the largest collection of West African objects, photographs, and recordings, and aims to increase understanding and dialogue between cultures. 

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Espoo Car Museum

A car museum with over 200 vehicles, from cars, bicycles, and motorcycles to equipment on display. This oldest Finnish car museum is located in an old stone stable from 1915, right next to Backby Manor Hotel. The exhibition introduces a piece of Finnish automotive culture, from vintage cars to the 50s Americans and from microcars to everyday vehicles. The museum is open to the public from spring to autumn, and you can combine the visit with a lunch or spa treatment at Backby Manor or explore the Oittaa Recreational Area.

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Current exhibitions and events

Play week in Museum Leikki

Play week in Museum Leikki

Wed 17.4.2024 11:00 - Sun 21.4.2024 17:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Kari Asikainen: Merelle watercolor exhibition.

Kari Asikainen: Merelle watercolor exhibition.

Mon 22.4.2024 - Sun 5.5.2024
Akvarelli Ateljee Espoo, Hakraantie 2, 02650 Espoo
Gift horse museum theater performance

Gift horse museum theater performance

Fri 8.3.2024 17:30 - Sat 27.4.2024 11:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
A morning for the little ones at Museo Leikki

A morning for the little ones at Museo Leikki

Fri 26.4.2024 09:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Craft workshop in Museum Leikki

Craft workshop in Museum Leikki

Sat 18.11.2023 11:00 - Sun 16.6.2024 13:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Fine art students' spring exhibition: Everything that is near you

Fine art students' spring exhibition: Everything that is near you

Wed 17.4.2024 18:00 - Sun 26.5.2024 15:00
Itätuulenpiha 1, 02100 Espoo
TOUCH: SAASTAMOINEN FOUNDATION ART COLLECTION EXHIBITION

TOUCH: SAASTAMOINEN FOUNDATION ART COLLECTION EXHIBITION

Wed 26.6.2019 11:00 - Sun 3.2.2030 17:00
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo
Monika Sosnowska: An Order Apart

Monika Sosnowska: An Order Apart

Wed 6.3.2024 11:00 - Sun 15.12.2024 17:00
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo
From Tokyo to Tapiola - Special Exhibition on Japanese Popular Culture in Finland

From Tokyo to Tapiola - Special Exhibition on Japanese Popular Culture in Finland

Wed 17.4.2024 - Sun 22.3.2026
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Experiments in Concretism

Experiments in Concretism

Wed 6.3.2024 11:00 - Sun 23.2.2025 17:00
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo
Tschabalala Self: Around the Way

Tschabalala Self: Around the Way

Wed 8.5.2024 11:00 - Sun 4.5.2025 17:00
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo
Finnish Nature exhibition

Finnish Nature exhibition

Sun 1.10.2023 - Tue 30.4.2024
Nuuksiontie 84, Espoo
Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Thu 3.8.2023 00:00 - Fri 31.12.2027 23:59
Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
April Jazz Club + WeeGee: Hille-Könighofer Experience

April Jazz Club + WeeGee: Hille-Könighofer Experience

Fri 3.5.2024 18:00
Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
The open doors of Sinebrychoff's villa

The open doors of Sinebrychoff's villa

Sat 4.5.2024 10:00
Karhusaarenpiha 5, 02100 Espoo
May the 4th day at Museum Leikki

May the 4th day at Museum Leikki

Sat 4.5.2024 10:00
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Outdoor Saturdays at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre 2024

Outdoor Saturdays at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre 2024

Sat 6.1.2024 10:00 - Sat 7.12.2024 18:00
Nuuksiontie 84, Espoo
Exhibition: Chorus sinensis

Exhibition: Chorus sinensis

Fri 15.3.2024 17:00 - Sun 1.9.2024 20:00
Hanasaarenranta 5, Espoo
Bryk & Wirkkala viewing warehouse

Bryk & Wirkkala viewing warehouse

Sat 1.9.2018 11:00 - Tue 1.1.2030 17:00
EMMA- Museum of Modern Art, Ahertajantie 5, Espoo
Merja Castrén & Paula Pitkänen, Eternal longing, art exhibition

Merja Castrén & Paula Pitkänen, Eternal longing, art exhibition

Wed 24.4.2024 11:00 - Sun 19.5.2024 16:00
Kauppakeskus Sello, Leppävaarankatu 3-9, 02600 Espoo
Futuro house

Futuro house

Tue 14.5.2024 00:00 - Sun 15.9.2024 23:59
Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
Public guidance in Museum Leikki

Public guidance in Museum Leikki

Wed 29.11.2023 17:30 - Wed 19.6.2024 17:50
Ahertajantie 3, 02100 Espoo
Summer in Sweden: V just like the VARIS photo exhibition

Summer in Sweden: V just like the VARIS photo exhibition

Tue 16.4.2024 - Sun 30.6.2024
Nuuksiontie 84, Espoo
My equal life exhibition

My equal life exhibition

Tue 7.5.2024 09:00 - Sat 25.5.2024 18:00
Siltakatu 11, 02770 Espoo
Pagan Fest 12.-13.10.2024

Pagan Fest 12.-13.10.2024

Sat 12.10.2024 11:00 - Sun 13.10.2024 17:00
Dipoli, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo
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