Join a guided tour

You can explore the museum at your own pace, join a free guided tour open to all visitors, or pre-book a guided tour for a fee. In addition, you can borrow an audio guide to take you on a tour around the museum.

The open guided tours

The open guided tours are intended for people visiting the museum, either alone or in a small group of no more than five. Public guided tours are included in the entry.


A Jewel of Architecture

The National Museum of Finland was built to tell the tale of Finnish history. This guided tour introduces visitors to the iconic building’s unique architecture and the history of the National Museum. Duration 45–60 min. Begins in the museum’s central hall. Because of coronavirus situation do register in advance via email skm.opastusvaraukset@kansallismuseo.fi

Available 30 June – 8 August 2021
Tour in Finnish on Wednesdays at 4:15 pm and and Sundays at 2:30 pm
Tour in English on Wednesdays 30 June, 7 July, 14 July, 21 July, 28 July and 4 August at 2:30 pm

Pre-booked tours

Pre-booked tours are organised for a fee for individuals or groups with an advance reservation. A single tour is for 1–20 people, so if your group is bigger than this you will need to book two tours. Please book your tour at least a week in advance, two weeks if your group is large, so that we will have time to make the necessary arrangements.

You can book a tour by calling our tour services at +358 (0)29 533 6902. The tour services phone service is available from Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 12 noon. Outside these hours, you can enquire about availability with an email skm.opastusvaraukset@kansallismuseo.fi