- The Helsinki University Museum opened in the year 1978 and it presents the University's 360-year-long history, which began when the Royal Academy of Turku was established in 1640. The University moved to Helsinki in 1828. The exhibits consist of all kinds of items, such as furniture and minerals (the Axel Gadolin collection). They also have Finland's largest portrait collection, and about 29,000 photographs. Some of the most important parts in the museum are the library's Aboica collection and the oldest part of the Physics Cabinet.
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