A safe museum visit to Häme Castle

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Safe premises and social distancing

Häme Castle aims to provide a physically and mentally safe place for our museum guests and staff during both regular and unprecedented times. The facilities are cleaned even more thoroughly than before, and they are used selectively and at different times. We also ensure that visitors are able to keep a safe distance to other visitors and our staff members. We monitor the number of people entering the museum premises as well as the number of visitors in individual rooms. Our staff will make sure that social distancing and restrictions to visitor numbers are adhered to.

We offer our museum guests the opportunity to sanitise their hands, especially near the entrance and at the ticket counter, but also at the café, in the toilets and on different castle floors.

The smallest rooms and narrow stairwells of the castle are currently closed to the public. Häme Castle has introduced a specific direction of travel on every floor, in order to avoid people from different groups from occupying the same space at the same time.

We recommend card payments. We do, however, accept cash in our museum shops and restaurants, and at ticket counters.

Guided tours

In summer 2021, daily guided tours will be organised at Häme Castle, in accordance with the latest coronavirus restrictions. We have planned safe routes for guided group tours, and the guides use sound amplification equipment to ensure safe distances, whenever necessary.

Events

All public events at Häme Castle have been cancelled until the end of July 2021. Therefore, please remember to check the latest information on the castle’s website.

Museum shops and restaurants

The museum shop is open whenever the castle is open. We are putting in extra effort to keep our shop clean and allow enough room for social distancing. The castle’s summer cafe will be open from 1 June onwards. The museum restaurant complies with the authorities’ guidelines for restaurants.

Meetings, celebrations and other events

The facilities of Häme Castle and the museum restaurant, Hämeen linna, may be used to hold meetings, celebrations and other private occasions, within the current restrictions and recommendations. The event organisers must ensure the safety of their guests by making sure that social distancing and good hand hygiene are maintained. The museum restaurant, Hämeen linna, and the summer café, as well as all the toilets, have hand sanitiser available to guests.

Face masks

We recommend wearing a face mask, in accordance with the local age recommendations. Please bring your own face mask with you, if necessary, as we do not provide face masks to museum guests for free. Face masks are also sold at Häme Castle’s museum shop.

Only visit if you are healthy

We warmly welcome all healthy visitors. However, if you are feeling ill, please stay home.

The National Museum of Finland complies with the regional and local guidelines of the government, ministries, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland and the City of Hämeenlinna at Häme Castle.

If the coronavirus situation changes, we may have to cancel events, restrict visitor numbers further, or close our services at Häme Castle.

Please keep an eye on the castle’s website and social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.

Updated 6 May 2021

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