Tamminiemi Villa is located in Meilahti adjacent to Seurasaari museum island on a beautiful park estate which used to be President Urho Kekkonen’s official residence during his period in office between 1956 and 1981. In those days it was known as the centre of Finland’s political and governmental life. Tamminiemi is furnished the way it was in Kekkonen’s time.
The objects in Kekkonen’s home include an impressive selection of Finnish art and design and presents President Kekkonen received from foreign state visitors. In the summertime visitors are also shown the famous sauna. The museum also organises exhibitions on its theme. The museum visitors are given a guided tour of the home. The tour acquaints the visitor with Kekkonen’s life and the history of Tamminiemi.