A safe museum visit to Olavinlinna Castle


Safe premises and social distancing

Olavinlinna Castle aims to provide a physically and mentally safe place for our museum visitors and staff during both regular and unprecedented times.
The facilities are cleaned even more thoroughly than before. We ask that all visitors to the castle comply with the latest guidelines. Our staff will provide advice and instructions, where necessary, and 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. The touchscreen at Olavinlinna Castle’s permanent historical exhibition is closed. Special attention is paid to small spaces in the castle. Therefore, the towers and the Little Duke's Hall are currently closed.
We recommend card payments.

Guided tours

This summer, daily guided tours will be organised at Olavinlinna Castle. Tours will mostly take place outdoors. The maximum group sizes depend on the latest regulations. We have planned safe routes for guided group tours, and the guides use sound amplification equipment to ensure safe distances.


Please check all event details on our website.

Museum shops and restaurants

The museum shop is open whenever the castle is open. Our museum restaurant complies fully with the government guidelines for restaurants.

Meetings, celebrations and other events

Olavinlinna Castle may be used as a meeting, party and event venue. However, any currently valid restrictions on the number of participants will apply. Co-operative Suur-Savo’s sales services are in charge of the reservations.

Face masks

We recommend that face masks should be worn at all of our museums, bearing in mind any local age recommendations. Please bring your own face mask with you, as we do not provide face masks to castle guests for free. Individually wrapped masks are also sold at Olavinlinna Castle’s museum shop.

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 Eastern Finland and the East Savo Hospital District at Olavinlinna Castle.
If the coronavirus situation changes, we may have to cancel events, restrict visitor numbers further, or close our services at the castle.

Please keep an eye on Olavinlinna Castle’s website and social media channels in Facebook and Instagram

Updated 6 May 2021