Safe museum visit to Langinkoski

Safe premises and social distancing

Langinkoski aims to provide a physically and mentally safe place for our museum visitors and staff during both regular and unprecedented times. The museum 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 other points, as necessary. The guestbook intended for the museum visitors is currently not in use at the Imperial Fishing Lodge of Langinkoski. Special attention is paid at Langinkoski to small spaces, such as the staircase inside the lodge, so that people from different guest groups do not use the stairs simultaneously.

Queueing to the Imperial Fishing Lodge takes place outdoors on the lodge’s terrace. We recommend card payments. We do, however, accept cash in our museum shops and restaurants, and at ticket counters

Guided tours

At Langinkoski, prebooked guided group tours take place outdoors using sound amplification equipment. This summer, the daily guided tours will not be arranged. We have planned safe routes for guided tours, and the guides use sound amplification equipment to ensure safe distances.


No events have been published to take place at Langinkoski this summer, but if the situation with the coronavirus improves, some small events may take place outdoors later in the summer. However, if the situation changes for the worse, we may need to cancel events at short notice. Therefore, please remember to check the latest information on a museum’s own website.

Museum shops and restaurants

The museum shop is open whenever the museum is open. We are putting in extra effort to keep our shop clean and allow enough room for social distancing. Café Dagmar will stay open throughout the summer season, and Café Keisarinmaja will be opened in June. Our museum restaurants comply fully with the government guidelines for restaurants.

Meetings, celebrations and other events

Currently, it is not possible to hold meetings, celebrations or other events indoors at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge. However, meetings and private occasions may be arranged at Café Dagmar, located in the area, in accordance with the latest recommendations. All reservations should be made directly with the café owner. The event organisers must ensure the safety of their guests by making sure that social distancing and good hand hygiene are maintained. Hand sanitiser is available at the café and in all the toilets.

Face masks

Face masks must be worn at all of our museums, bearing in mind any 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.

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 Kotka at Langinkoski. If the coronavirus situation changes, we may have to cancel events, restrict visitor numbers further, or close our services at the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge.

Please keep an eye on Langinkoski’s website and social media channels, Facebookissa [Langinkoski, @langinkoskenkeisarillinenkalastusmaja] ja Instagramissa [@langinkoski].

Updated 2 July 2021