Ostrobothnian Museum

Vaasa, Finland

The museum's function comprise the coastline and northern area of the former Vaasa province. The collections relate to both peasant and upper-class culture, the history of the town of Vaasa and Ostrobothnia. There are for example the coin collection of Mauritz Hallberg, the Hedman collection of visual and industrial art from different countries, mostly Dutch and Italian, the oldest dating from the 15th century. The Finnish art collection is from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Terranova-Kvarkens Nature Centre is also located to the same building. It exhibits fauna and geology of the Kvarken area, the landrising and the ice age, information in nature tourism and contacts also information in the Forest and Park Services, virtual aquarium, natural history collections of Ostrobotnia Australis, Wildlife Nature Film Festivals.


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Museokatu 3, Vaasa, Finland
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Category: Museums in Finland

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Sanket Daware (9 months ago)
Good museum about old vaasa. They charged me 10 euros for admission, but I also got to visit two other museums(Kuntsi modern art museum and Tikanojas museum)on the same day by showing same receipt.
Ittrat Zeeshan (9 months ago)
Nice place to visit Vaasa City history, old & new tradition, culture, places & about creatures and animals in surrounding areas specifically and finland ?? generally
Gareth James (14 months ago)
This is a fantastic museum! 400 years of the history of Vaasa and so much more besides! I highly recommend visiting. The upper floor is for visiting exhibitions and the ground floor has the main exhibition. The sub level is a semi permanent exhibition zone.
Minna Laakso (16 months ago)
Very interesting place to visit. Hedman collection is great showcase of what private collectors can accomplish and We have a dream -exhibition gave a lot to think about.
Suke paini (17 months ago)
Want to know about the history of Vaasa, must visit this museum once.
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