Messengers exhibition is an experiential journey through the history of postal services in Finland since the beginning in 1638 to the present day with visitor participation. It will feature moving stories from the past, from recent history and from the present day. You will be able to learn about historic mail routes and crossing the stormy Sea of Åland as well as gain insight into postage stamps and sense the nostalgia of recent decades.
The Postal Museum will try to communicate stories and emotions to you. We hope that you will experience a moment of epiphany: “I remember this!”. There will also be interesting theme exhibitions, events and activities.
Towards Summer – Virpi Pekkala’s maximum cards
Towards Summer is an exhibition featuring more than 100 maximum cards that will get viewers into the summer mood. The cards, based on artist Virpi Pekkala’s postcards, come from Leena Vainio’s extensive collection of maximum cards. The exhibition also includes scale models depicting the cards’ themes made by Pekkala herself.Read more
The exhibition describes the development of distance selling in Finland, changes in consumer culture, advances in transportation and distribution channels and the big and small players in the distance selling business from the perspective of consumers, sellers and logistics operations. The exhibition also invites visitors to think about their consumption habits, contemporary phenomena and themes […]Read more
Noteworthy sources of joy – an exhibition of personalised stamps
The Postal Museum organised a collection in spring 2021 and asked the public to submit pictures and background stories about their personalised stamps to be exhibited. The request was distributed through the museum’s channels in Postinen and the Filatelisti magazine. More than 250 personalised stamps with great stories were sent in. The exhibition themes feature […]
Posti’s uniforms through the centuries
Clothes have always been a necessity as protection, but they have also conveyed a message to other people. A uniform worn at work is not just a garment but also a symbol of a position and job. Posti’s uniforms through the centuries online exhibition showcases the clothing of postal authorities and postal workers from the […]
This virtual exhibition showcases the fourteen Postmasters General of the Finnish Postal services from 19th to 21st century.
Correspondence of Tom of Finland
Tom of Finland is one of Finland’s most internationally renowned artists. It was the commercial artist and artist Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991) who was the master of homoerotic art behind the pseudonym. A lot of his correspondence, spanning six decades, has survived. The letters give readers glimpses of Laaksonen’s life as a young man, a soldier […]
The favourite magazines during the inter-war period were Pääskynen and Sirkka, which encouraged children to take up instructive hobbies. After Sirkka was discontinued in 1945, Kimmo, Koululainen, Lasten Kuvalehti and Lasten Maailma, all founded that year, competed for children’s attention. Comic books began competing with children’s magazines from 1949 onwards, and Aku Ankka (‘Donald Duck’), […]
Free to communicate?
What are the alternative ways of communicating when the usual methods, such as speaking and writing, are not possible? What challenges and opportunities do the different communication methods present? Contemporary collecting is a term used by museums for their efforts to preserve today’s phenomena and current events for future generations in their collections. The joint […]