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Tower tour

Visiting the tower of the National Museum is a unique experience! The tower is usually closed to the public, but now you can book your own tour and climb all of the 174 steps up to the tower landing, from where you can see the scenery above the roofs of Helsinki. The 58-metre-high tower has balconies facing all directions at a height of about 40 metres.

You can choose between two different experiences: a short fifteen-minute visit to enjoy the scenery or an hour-long tour, during which the tour guide will tell you about the history of the National Museum of Finland tower and the building while you take in the views.

Visit to the National Museum of Finland tower

Price: €25 + admission for people aged 18 or older, according to the price list at the ticket desk.
Number of participants: 1–10 people.
Duration: approx. 15 minutes.

Museum attendant present.

Guided tour of the National Museum of Finland tower

Price: Monday to Friday €85, weekends €105 + admission for people aged 18 or older, according to the price list at the ticket desk.
Number of participants: 1–10 people.
Duration: approx. 60 minutes.

Guide and possible additional museum attendant present.

You can end your tour at the museum cafeteria, where you can enjoy a wide variety of sweet and savoury treats, lunch options and alcoholic beverages. The restaurant closes at 5 pm.

Booking the tour

You can only access the tower accompanied by a museum attendant or tour guide. Guided tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance. You should also book short visits to the tower a few weekdays before the desired visit date. Please contact skm.opastusvaraukset@kansallismuseo.fi on weekdays or call tel. +358 (0)295 33 6902 Tue–Fri 9 am–12 noon for bookings.

In urgent matters, please call the museum customer service number, tel. +358 (0)295 33 6457, to enquire about availability.

Availability subject to weather: in poor weather conditions, not all of the balconies may be open. Visits to the tower are not suitable for very small children or people with reduced mobility.