A new space to explore and envision the Future National Museum is now open

March 24, 2022

How would you envision the National Museum in 2030?

The National Museum of Finland is about to face the biggest change in its 100-year history.  

In 2026, a whole new museum complex will be opened on the museum’s current plot. The historical main building will be accompanied by an impressive new annex, designed by JKMM, that will bring a great deal of space for the quickly growing museum activities. 

By 2026, the museum’s public areas will increase by half. In the future the National Museum will offer the public even more experiences from major exhibitions to various events. The new annex will be mostly constructed underground. Above the ground, there will be the new restaurant pavilion, surrounded by the green Courtyard park open for everyone. 

Just recently, the museum opened a new space for public to explore the plans of the National Museum’s annex, and to participate in the visioning of the future National Museum.  

In the Future National Museum space, you can explore JKMM’s visual vision of the future museum complex, and visit in the interactive work by Tanja Bastamow and Aku Meriläinen where people’s thoughts on the future National Museum and archival images meet with the help of artificial intelligence. The space is also showcasing objects from the collections of the National Museum of Finland. In the future, also events will be organised there. The space is designed by Didi NG Wing Yin & Tatu Laakso.

The Future National Museum is open to all and free of charge.

For more information about the special space, visit kansallismuseo.fi

Keep up to date with the project at uusikansallinen.fi and via social media with hashtag #uusikansallinen.