museums and cultural traditions
- 8 municipalities
- Public service
Exhibitions and archive services. Statements concerning the built environment.
To whom and on what terms
The service is free of charge.
Most Finnish museums are co-funded by the central government and municipalities. Museums also obtain financing through their fund-raising activities, including entrance fees.
The purpose of museum services is to maintain and build up the population's understanding of culture, history and environment. The museums are open for everyone.
The museums preserve cultural and natural heritage and keep it for the generations to come. Through their exhibitions and publications, the museums also inform the public and engage in research and teaching.