Explore the collections

KAMU Espoo City Museum records the past and present of Espoo together with residents of the city. The museum records, among other things, the stages of Espoo’s industry and urbanisation. The phenomena of modern life are also documented.

Explore collections in Finna!

Finna is a search service where you can browse pictures, artefacts and archive collections of KAMU Espoo City Museum.
Explore KAMU's Finna(external link)!

Thousands of stories stored in the museum's collections

KAMU’s picture collections show life in Espoo from the 19th century to the present day. 
More information about Picture collections. 

The artefacts in the collection reflect the history of Espoo, for example, everyday life in the old rural parish. We also record the everyday life and celebrations of today’s Espoo residents. 
More information about Artefact collections.

Various documents, maps, building drawings and oral tradition materials are stored in the KAMU museum archive. The collections also include print products, magazines and books as well as some audio-visual material. 
More information about Museum archive. 

Collection map

KAMU is involved in TAKO’s nationwide Kokoelmakartta (Collection map) service. The website gives you an overview of the focus areas of KAMU’s collection. The service also presents collections that cannot yet be browsed online in the Finna service or that have not yet been listed in databases. For example, for those looking for a research topic, the service offers an inexhaustible cornucopia.
Open the Collection map(external link). (in Finnish)

Do you have anything you would like to donate to the museum?

The services of KAMU's object collections are closed until February 29, 2024 due to the collection move and the change of the collection management system. The closure applies to loan requests for object collections and offers to donate objects.

The museum accepts objects, pictures and written material related to Espoo again in Spring 2024. If you want to make a donation to the museum, please contact us in advance. When you contact us, please provide as much background information as possible about the material, so that museum experts can assess its suitability for the collection.
Please contact: museokokoelmat@espoo.fi

Read about the collection policy of the City Museum:

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