Opening hours and tickets

Please read current instructions for a safe museum visit.

You can purchase tickets online from our webshop or from the museum. Tickets are available from the online store at a lower price than on the spot. Museum Card holders and others entitled to free entry may reserve their entry slot in advance. Entry to the National Museum of Finland is free on Fridays at 16:00–18:00.

Opening hours 2023

May - August
Mon-Sun 11 am – 6 pm

September 1st - October 13th
Tue-Sun 11 am – 6 pm

On our last opening weekend, we will hold a 48-h museum experience before the museum is closed for the renovation and expansion project. On Friday 13 October, the museum will reopen at 7 pm and will remain open around the clock until 7 pm on Sunday 15 October.

Cafeteria - opening hours


Adults, weekdays €16 / webshop €14
Adults, weekends and public holidays €18 / webshop €15
Reduced* €11 / webshop €9
Under 18 year olds €0

Free admission
Fridays 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
International Museum Day, 18 May
Helsinki Day, 12 June

*Reduced entry fee applies students, pensioners, senior citizens, and persons over 65 years, unemployed, conscripts, persons undergoing non-military service and groups more than 10 persons.

Always free: kindergarten and school groups, integration and rehabilitation groups, full-time study groups and accompanying teachers and guiding adults, personal assistants, veterans, professional guides, teachers planning lessons, press card and ICOM-card holders. Visitors arriving as a group must register in advance: skm.opastusvaraukset@kansallismuseo.fi.

Guided tours and workshops

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards, cash, Museum Card, Helsinki Card, Helsinki City Pass, MobilePay, Edenred Ticket Mind & Body -card, Edenred Ticket Mind & Body -mobile payment, Smartum, Smartum Pay -mobile payment, Tyky+, ePassi, press card and voucher (travel agencies)

We are a safe space for everyone

We follow safer space principles at the museums and castles of the National Museum of Finland. We make it a priority to ensure the safety of your visit. Please, let us know if you encounter any problems during your museum visit. To learn more, please visit our Safe space page.