Are you interested in the history of journalism and printing technology? Welcome to Päivälehti Newspaper Museum!
The museum is accessibly located in central Helsinki, within walking distance of the train station and ferry terminals.
The main exhibition “Time of the News” describes the history of Finnish journalism through objects, interiors, pictures, films, multimedia and games. Key themes include censorship and freedom of speech, changes in journalism and newspaper layout, and the accelerating pace of communications. Finland’s largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, also plays an important part in the story.
The museum’s Printing Cellar is a living center of printing history. It organizes lectures, and special guided tours that focus on the history of the printing industry. The demonstrations in the Printing Cellar are especially popular. Here, experts in traditional printing trades show how books and other printed materials were composed and printed in the days of letterpress printing.
The museum also hosts many temporary exhibitions. The summer exhibitions in particular are aimed at children and young people.