Archaeology in Helsinki and Central Uusimaa
The city museum focuses on the urban archaeological research of Helsinki. The museum’s archaeologists do a lot of site visits related to construction work and supervise excavations. More extensive archaeological excavations are also needed at times. The museum’s archaeological collections focus on items ranging from the 16th century to the beginning of the 19th century.
The museum’s archaeologists give advice to companies, communities and private customers in questions related to archaeology. Their duties also include the provision of statements concerning relics for the purposes of planning and building.
Starting from the beginning of 2020, the Helsinki City Museum will serve as the Central Uusimaa Regional Museum in terms of archaeological cultural heritage, as well. This will expand our field of operations to municipalities in Central Uusimaa, with the exception of Espoo and Vantaa.
Fixed relics are conserved based on the Antiquities Act (295/1963). Relics and items over 100 years old found underground with no known owner are the property of the state. If you find such an item, contact the City Museum or the Finnish Heritage Agency.
You can find excavation reports in the Cultural environment service window (in Finnish).