Hämeenlinna Art Museum

The wonderful Hämeenlinna Art Museum is located in the Verkatehdas area in close proximity to the Hämeenlinna city centre. The museum has expanded into two buildings and its exhibition spaces present examples of Finnish and international visual art from different periods and styles. The museum's main collection of 5,000 pieces belongs to the Vyborg Art Museum. The pieces were evacuated from Vyborg to Hämeenlinna when war broke out. Opened in 1952, the Art Museum's collection provides a cross-section of Finnish art, including treasures such as Albert Edelfelt's 'Larin Paraske', Akseli Gallen-Kallela's 'The Departure of Väinämöinen' and Victor Westerholm's 'The Post Office Landing Site at Eckerö'.