The National Museum is an inspiring and
animated learning enviroment. A museum visit complements school
education and can be easily combined with various subjects. Museum
visits best support subjects such as History, Religion, Ethics, Finnish,
Textile crafts, Technical crafts, Home economics and Art.
You are welcome to guide your own group around the
museum for free after 11.00 am or book a guided tour (subject to
fee). To help plan your visit, go to our exhibitions pages to read about
The Permanent Exhibition I Temporary Exhibitions
You are welcome to contact the museum staff for advice and further information in planning your visit.
Leading Museum Educator Hanna Forssell, tel. +358 295 33 6475,
firstname.lastname@example.org and Museum Educator Hanna Korhonen tel. +358 295 33 6464, email@example.com
We recommend a maximum visitor group size of 30 persons.
Children's tours can consist of 25 school children or 20 day-care
children at the most. For groups larger than 30 persons, you will have
to book two guided tours.
Tour Bookings by phone tel. +358 295 33 6902, Tue-Fri 9 am-12 noon. Closed Mon, Sat and Sun.
A guided tour (subject to fee) is the most
convinient way for a group to explore the museum. The basic tour is 45
minutes in duration. It is planned in accordance with the teacher's
wishes and it can be combined, for example, with prehistory workshops
(fee € 70 / 1,5 hours).
We recommend a maximum visitor group size of
30 persons. Children's tours can consist of 25 school children or 20
day-care children at the most. For groups larger than 30 persons, you will have to book two guided tours.
Workshop Vintti is an interactive Hands-on exhibition,
where visitors can study the history of Finland and its culture using
their hands and heads. Children's groups (day-care centres, schools) are
requested to visit Workshop Vintti only on guided tours between 9 am
and 11 am from Tuesday to Friday.
Prices for booked guided tours 2016
The VAT for guided tours is 24 % (included in the price).
- Day-care and school groups, upper secondary education groups € 50 / 45 min. No entrance fee.
- Children's groups (not daycare groups or schools) € 65 / 45 min with museum entrance fee € 10 / € 7 per adult. Supervising adults have free entrance.
- Higher education student groups, university and polytechnics student groups € 80 / 1 hour. No entrance fee.
- Entrance to the museum is free for all under 18-year-olds and groups
of full-time students (upper secondary education groups, higher
education groups, universities and polytechnics). Teachers and
supervising adults accompanying groups of day-care children,
schoolchildren and students, also have free entrance.
Payment and invoicing
Payment for tours can be made upon arrival at the museum at the info
desk. We accept cash, credit cards, vouchers (Travel Agencies) and
Registered organisations and companies with a Business ID can be
invoiced afterwards. The invoicing address and Business ID are required
when making the booking. No invoicing surcharge.
tel. + 358 295 33 6902, Tue-Fri 9 am-12 noon. Closed Mon, Sat and Sun.
Bookings must be made a minimum of one week in advance, two weeks for groups of 30 persons or more. For groups larger than 30 persons, you will have to book two guided tours.
Cancellations are possible until 2 working days previous to the tour. Otherwise full price will be charged.
In case of sudden illness, children's tours can
still be cancelled the previous or same day. Please call Tour Bookings
at +358 295 33 6902 (Tue-Fri 9 am -12 noon) or National Museum of Finland's exchange number +358 295 33 6000 (during
office hours) or Ticket Office +358 295 33 6901 (Tue-Sun 11 am - 6
You can also e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Museums opening hours for guided school tours
In addition to normal opening hours, guided
tours are available to school groups between 9 am and 11 am from Tuesday
to Friday, when the museum is closed to the general public.
Yet, it is not possible for a group to stay in the museum by themselves if the tour finishes before 11 am.
Self-guided visits are not possible before 11 am.
Teachers are welcome to self-guide their groups once the museum opens
at 11 am. No entrance fee for teachers and children or students.
Access to the museum between 9 am and to 11 am.
Map and Getting here
Advice for teachers
Writing pads are available for school children. Please ask from the ticket-office personnel.
Packed lunch should be noted in the booking, tel.
+358 295 33 6902, Tue-Fri 9 am-12 noon, in order to provide a
suitable location for eating.
Teachers should supervise the work of their pupils and students in the museum to avoid disturbances.
The self-service cloakroom is free of charge and
is located on the first floor next to the main entrance. There are
coin-operated (€ 1) lockers next to the cloakroom and on the ground
For reasons of visitor and exhibit security, backpacks,
large bags, food, beverages and umbrellas must be left in the cloakroom
or the lockers. There is separate storage space for the bags and backpacks of schoolchildren in the cloakroom area.
- Do not touch the exhibits. All the objects on display in the museum
are valuable and are meant to be preserved for future generations.
Special tours can be arranged for sight-impaired visitors.
Teachers presenting a Finnish Teachers Union card can visit the museum
free of charge to plan class visits, and they can also book low-priced
special guided tours for teachers.
Free information and training sessions on the museum's exhibitions are also held for teachers.
Teachers can enroll on the museum's special email list by send their contact information to the address email@example.com
Frescoes with Kalevala theme by Akseli Gallen-Kallela from 1928. Detail: the forging of the Sampo.
Elk-head soapstone sculpture from Huittinen, W Finland, from Stone Age 7000-6000 BC.
The horseman on the silver coin of Philip II of Macedonia refers to Philip's victory in the Olympic Games of 356 BC.
Saint George, a late medieval Finnish wooden sculpture c. 15th century, from Hinnerjoki Church W Finland.
Bird-shaped wooden milk scoop from Tammela, SW Finland from 19th c.
The Drawing Room of Jakkarila Manor S Finland, dates from the Rococo period 1760s.
Girl with a Cat. Oil painting possibly by J. E. Lindh, detail. The girl is wearing a dress of the 1830s.
suit of armour from Mynämäki church, SW Finland. Borne in the funeral
procession of military councillor Henrik Klasson Fleming (1584-1650).
The brass armour was made for the funeral ceremonies, typical for noble
burials in 17th c.