Vaasa’s dynamic, modern museum is divided into three sections. Downstairs, Terranova has a brilliant evocation of the region’s natural history – complete with dioramas and storm-and-lightning effects – that includes information on the Kvarken Archipelago. On the ground floor, yesteryear Vaasa is brought to life in the Pohjanmaan Museo. Upstairs, the Hedman collection contains some 300 works of art, including a Tintoretto, a Botticelli Madonna, works from all the Finnish masters and a huge number of ceramics.