Visitor instructions

These are the current instructions for a safe museum visit to the National Museum of Finland.

  • The National Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 6 pm.
  • All guided tours and events canceled until January 31, 2022.
  • We require a COVID-19 certificate from museum visitors who are over the age of 16.

  • We also limit the number of guests to ensure a safe visit.
  • Tickets are available for purchase from the online shop, and also from the museum. Please note that the tickets are sold at lower price on online shop.

Safe premises and social distancing

The National Museum aims to provide physically and mentally safe places for our museum visitors and staff during both regular and unprecedented times. The National Museum’s facilities are being cleaned even more thoroughly than before, and they are used selectively and at different times. We also ensure that visitors are able to keep safe distance from other visitors and our staff members.

Online ticket sales

Entrance tickets to the National Museum are available for purchase in advance from the online shop. Tickets can be purchased well in advance or even on the same day. A maximum of nine tickets may be purchased in one go. Museum Card holders and others who are entitled to free entry may reserve their entry slot in advance.

Ticket prices are cheaper in the online shop than when purchased from the museum. Purchasing a ticket does not require registration. Click here to purchase entrance tickets online. Once you have made your purchase, you will receive a confirmation message, which includes additional instructions for your arrival at the museum.

Maintaining hand hygiene

Museum guests are offered the opportunity to sanitize their hands, especially near the entrances and at ticket counters, but also at other points. Some of the National Museum’s touchscreens might not be in use for the time being. The content of audio tours is always available for listening through your own mobile phone device, so we recommend bringing headphones with you.

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

Guided groups

All guided tours and events are canceled until January 17, 2022.

We have planned safe routes for indoor guided tours, and the guides use sound amplification equipment to ensure safe distances. The tour A Jewel of Architecture guides visitors around a building designed by Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen, and takes place primarily outdoors.

Events

All guided tours and events are canceled until January 17, 2022.

Some of our events may also require registration in advance. If the situation changes due to the pandemic, we may need to cancel events at short notice. Therefore, please remember to check the latest information on the National Museum’s website.

Museum shops and restaurants

The National Museum’s shop is open whenever the museum is open. We are putting in extra effort to keep our museum shop clean and allow enough room for social distancing. The museum restaurant is also open as permitted by the museum’s opening hours. You can check the opening hours on the restaurant’s webpage. Our museum restaurants comply fully with the government guidelines for restaurants.

Meetings, celebrations, and other events

Both indoor premises and restricted outdoor areas of the National Museum may be used as meeting, party and event venues. Hand sanitiser is available at all of our meeting and party venues, in toilets, and in the immediate vicinity of exhibition rooms.

Face masks

We recommend all visitors over the age of 12 years to wear a face mask. Please bring your own face mask with you, if necessary. Individually wrapped surgical face masks may be bought at the National Museum.

Covid Certificate

The National Museum requires a COVID-19 passport of all museum visitors who are over the age of 16. Please download the passport before visiting the museum and be prepared to prove your identity. The COVID-19 passport is verified by a Digital COVID Certificate scanning app that scans the QR code from a smartphone or from a printed certificate. We also accept COVID-19 passports issued outside the EU.

Only visit if you are healthy

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

The National Museum complies with the applicable regional and local guidelines of the government, ministries, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Regional State Administrative Agencies and municipalities (instructions of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland).

If the coronavirus situation changes, we may have to cancel events, restrict visitor numbers further, or close our services at the National Museum. You can follow the National Museum on its website and social media channels. On Facebook our page is called Kansallismuseo, and our Instagram account [@kansallismuseo].

Updated January 10th 2022