The National Archives of Finland
The duty of the National Archives is to ensure that records belonging to the national cultural heritage are preserved for future generations. Our unique materials are available to everyone.
Changes in opening hours
There are restrictions on the opening hours of the National Archives' branches due to the corona epidemic. The following branches are currently closed:
- Helsinki until 31.1.2021 (reading rooms in use by advance booking)
- Hämeenlinna until 31.1.2021 (reading rooms in use by advance booking, 19th January onwards)
- Oulu until 1.2.2021 (reading rooms in use by advance booking, 19th January onwards)
- Turku until 10.2.2021 (reading rooms in use by advance booking, 19th January onwards)
Other branches are open normally, but the situation may change rapidly due to regional regulations by health authorities. Please check the current opening hours in advance!
Memory of the World
UNESCO’s Memory of the World programme protects documentary and written cultural heritage in Finland and all over the world, and promotes its availability. Finland’s national Memory of the World committee organises the programme in Finland. It maintains the national Memory of the World register, in which nationally significant documentary cultural heritage has been collected.