Located in the Cable Factory building in Helsinki, the Finnish Museum of Photography is the largest collection of photographic art material in Finland. The museum, which is operated and maintained by The Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography, holds a collection of some 3.7 million photographs submitted by artists over several decades. Established in 1969, the museum has a floor space of 900 square meters and is constantly showcasing an array of photographer's works – past and present. The museum's oldest displayed images date back as far as the 1840s.
At any given time, at the Finnish Museum of Photography, there can be a variety of different exhibitions on display. There is no necessary genre that the museum focuses on and works come from both Finnish and international sources. There are exhibitions relating to fine art, photojournalism, as well as the history of photography. Moreover, the museum contains a massive collection of achieves that include newspaper clippings, videos, posters, and recordings. There is also a 350-plus piece collection of historical photography materials such as old cameras, film, and other photography instruments.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm, although on Wednesdays the exhibitions are kept open until 8pm. It is located in the Cable Factory building which is best reached by the tram. The nearest tram station to the museum is Lansisatamankatu.