The archives of the Sports Museum serves as the official national repository of sports-related documents in Finland. Partially funded by the Ministry of Education, the archives acquires, preserves and catalogues historically significant documents of sports organisations, clubs and private individuals, and makes them available for researchers.   

The customer service and research facilities of the archives are located at the library premises of the Sports Museum. 

Please contact us in advance on research regarding archives.

More information:

Ossi Viita
head of collections
tel. +358 44 712 9345

Teemu Vuorenpää
special researcher
tel. +358 44 719 3643

General information and services for researchers

Materials can be ordered by e-mail, telephone or on site and studied at the Museum premises. For materials kept at a remote storage facility (see list), please allow a delivery time of two weekdays. The service is free of charge. 

Materials at remote storage (advance order necessary).

Search of documents

Please use our search engine to find documents. Ask us if you do not find what you are looking for.

The vocabulary of indexed material is Finnish and partly Swedish.

Digitized documents

About 42,000 pages of archived documents have been digitized and are available free of charge.
We will also digitize materials on demand. Please see our price list.

The page is only in Finnish because the digitized documents are in Finnish and partly Swedish.

Ask us

We will answer your questions and short research inquiries (for a maximum of 30 minutes) free of charge. For longer inquiries a fee will be charged (see price list). Our Information Service offers discount prices for its contract clients.