Exhibition programme: Exploring the Ancient Near East

National Museum of Finland, Helsinki

  • 26.6.2022–28.8.2022 (14.00-14.45)

Public tours of the exhibition take place in Finnish every Sunday. Remote tours for schools are available in May, and in August the museum will be organising an event for people of all ages exploring the connections between mathematics and culture.


From the 1840s all the way to the present day, Finnish explorers, archaeologists and researchers have been travelling to the Middle East to study the areas ancient kingdoms and cultures. Through the travellers own stories and the items they brought back, the Exploring the Ancient Near East exhibition showcases how these ancient civilisations that thrived more than two thousand years ago continue to fascinate Finnish researchers. The exhibition offers an opportunity to see Near East items from the National Museum of Finlands collections and the Finnish Heritage Agencys archaeological collections that have rarely been put on display.

Exhibition tour: Exploring the Ancient Near East

Learn all about the exhibition in one go! An exhibition tour is an interactive basic tour of the exhibition, led by an expert guide. During the tour you will learn more about the key items featured in the exhibition and the stories of explorers.

The tour is included in the price of admission to the museum and lasts approximately 30–45 minutes. The tour starts at the museums ticket counter in the Central Hall. Please note that we do not take groups on the exhibition tour. If you would like to book a private tour for your group, please contact our customer service.

Public tours in English
Sun 26 June at 14:00
Sun 24 July at 14:00
Sun 28 August at 14:00

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National Museum of Finland
Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki

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Admission fees

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Museolta: 15/10/0
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