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.
Unforgettable letters from Finland
Letters conveying both big and small emotions are the stars of this exhibition.Read more
Best wishes – 150 years of postcard
The postcard turns 150 in Finland in 2021. The first stamped postcard to be sent without an envelope was introduced in 1871. It revolutionised the way people, who were accustomed to letters enclosed in envelopes, communicated with each other. The postcard quickly became the instant messenger of its time. One of the first users of […]
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 […]
Transit – post across the border
Transit – post across the border is an exhibition about the collaboration between the towns of Tornio in Finland and Haparanda in Sweden during World War I. The exhibition highlights the important role that communications and transport links played in 1914-1918. It also introduces visitors to the only elevated cable line for mail in the […]
Christmas magic – Marjaliisa Pitkäranta´s Christmas illustrations 16 November 2018–13 January 201 Nature, the seasons and animals were important to the artist Marjaliisa Pitkäranta, and almost all of her illustrations feature nature and animals. Pitkäranta is especially famous for her Christmas illustrations. The exhibition lets you enter into the Christmas spirit with forest animals, jobs […]