Natural History Museum
Please visit the museum when you are healthy. Facemasks may be used according to personal discretion. We recommend using facemasks indoors when averting close contact is difficult.
|Tuesday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Thursday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Friday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Saturday||10 am – 6 pm|
|Sunday||11 am – 5 pm|
The ticket sale ends 30 min. before closing time
Exceptional opening hours
|Epiphany||Fri. 6.1.2023||open 10 am – 5 pm|
|Maintenance week||Mon.-Fri. 16–20.1.2023||closed|
|Maundy Thursday||Thur. 6.4.2023||open 10 am – 5 pm|
|Good Friday||Fri. 7.4.2023||closed|
|Easter Saturday||Sat. 8.4.2023||open 10 am – 6 pm|
|Easter Sunday||Sun. 9.4.2023||open 11 am – 5 pm|
|Easter Monday||Mon. 10.4.2023||closed|
|Saint Walburga's Eve||Sun. 30.4.2023||open 11 am – 5 pm|
|May Day||Mon. 1.5.2023||closed|
|Ascension Day||Thur. 18.5.2023||open 10 am – 5 pm|
|Whit Sunday||Sun. 28.5.2023||open 11 am – 5 pm|
|All Saints' Day||Sat. 4.11.2023||open 10 am – 6 pm|
|Independence Day||Wed. 6.12.2023||closed|
|New Year||Sun.-Mon. 31.12.2023–1.1.2024||closed|
General ticket prices
|Children 7–17 years||8 €|
|Senior citizens||15 €|
|Conscripts and persons undergoing non-military service||15 €|
|Employees of the University of Helsinki / Members of the Helsinki Alumni –community||15 €|
|Family ticket (max 2 adults and max 4 children)||45 €|
|Children under 7 years (apart from kindergarten and other groups of children)|
|Group leaders and bus driver|
|Assistants of disabled persons|
|Finnish war veterans|
|Press card holders|
|Museum card or ICOM card holders|
|Students at the faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at University of Helsinki (only basic degree students)|
|Kindergarten, primary and secondary school, upper secondary and vocational school teachers from Finnish institutes|
Entrance fees for groups
|Groups of 10 persons or more||15 €/adult, 4 €/7-17-year-old|
|Kindergarten, day care and school groups of age 0-17 years. The group instructors have free entrance.||4 €/pers.|
Fees for guided tour groups
For more information on guided tours, please visit the page Guided Tours. The price for a guided tour is 90 € on weekdays and 120 € on weekends. Apart from this there might be a charge for the entrance:
The entrance fees are included in the price of the guided tours for groups from educational institutions, i.e. day care, pre-school, comprehensive school, upper secondary school and vocational school.
|Adult groups||15 €/pers.|
|Children (not including educational institutions):|
|0–2 years (together with guardian)||free of charge|
|3–17 years (child groups or as part of a group consisting of both children and adults)||4 €/pers.|
Free entrance days
Days with free entrance to the Natural History Museum in 2023: Friday 3.2., 14.4., 2.6., 4.8., 6.10. and 1.12. from 10 am to 5 pm.
Accepted methods of payment
Cash, bank/credit cards (Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard) Smartum 5-euro-Liikunta- ja Kulttuuriseteli ”culture voucher”, SmartumPay, Eazybreak mobile service, Epassi app and Museum Card. Groups may also pay their entrance fees by invoice. N.B.! Invoices can only be sent to Finnish postal addresses. The invoice is filled in when arriving to the museum. For billing please take with you the necessary billing information (including business ID for registered organizations and businesses). Billing fee is 8 €.
Culture Companion operation
The Natural History Museum is part of the Culture Companion operation. The operation is intended for everyone who finds it difficult to visit a cultural attraction, or who would prefer to visit an attraction accompanied by another person. A voluntary culture companion will accompany you at the Natural History Museum and assist or guide you to the museum, if necessary. The botanic gardens in Kaisaniemi and Kumpula are also part of the Culture Companion operation.
The Natural History Museum is located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13 in the centre of Helsinki, behind the Parliament House. The building can be recognized from the Moose-statue next to the main entrance. It's only a few minutes’ walk to the museum from the Central Railway Station and bus stops.
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The Natural History Museum is located near the bus and metro stations in Kamppi. It’s only a walk from the Central Railway Station and the Eliel Square. The tram routes 1 and 2 stop outside the museum.
Bus number 24 (Merikatu-Seurasaari) stops at the Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu, near the museum.
There are two accessible parking spaces in the courtyard. Please, give us a call (tel. 02941 28800) if you are in need of accessible parking. The P-Presidentti car park is situated near the museum. The streets close-by also have paid parking space.
Museum Customer Service
Cash desk: +3582941 28800 (during opening hours)
Guided tours and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +3582941 28855 on Mon. at 1-3 pm.
Filming/photography permits and facility rentals: email@example.com tel. +3582941 28899
Catering for events: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +358(09) 867 8860
NB! There is no telephone service (apart from the cash desk) during school holidays: weeks 52-2 (Christmas), week 8 (winter break), weeks 25–31 (summer break), week 42 (autumn break), and midweek holidays.
More information on museum facility rentals is found on the page Reservations and photography permissions. The museum café and shop are maintained by Ruokalähettiläs Oy, who also offer catering for events in the museum. Contact by email email@example.com or phone +358(09) 867 8860.
For general inquiries please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Café and museum shop
The Natural History Museum has a café and a museum shop. They’re located on the first floor and maintained by Ruokalähettiläs Oy. You can contact the café and shop by phone: +358400 286202.
Opening hours of the museum café and shop:
Tuesday 10.30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 10.30 am – 7 pm
Thursday 10.30 am – 5 pm
Friday 10.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10.30 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10.30 am – 4 pm
Download the map of the museum: Map of the Natural History Museum (.pdf)
Audio guided tours in English, French and Russian
You can listen to an audio-guided tour on your own mobile device by connecting to the museum's free wifi and visiting www.luomus.fi/en/audio-guided-tours. We recommend that you bring your own headphones. The audio guided tours available are in English, French and Russian.
Cloakroom and safety boxes
Coat racks and safety boxes with locks can be found in the lobby. If you leave possessions, you do so at your own risk.
Eating and refreshing
You can eat packed lunch on the stairhead of the 4th floor. Eating in the exhibitions is forbidden.
Taking pictures and filming
You may take pictures in the museum for your own use. If you intend to publish any pictures, you must mention the location. Taking pictures for commercial use must be discussed beforehand.
We have a free wifi ("Helsinki UniGuest"). The wifi password is in the lobby.
Pets are not allowed in the museum. Guide dogs and service dogs are welcome.
The museum is fully accessible (with the exception of a small section in the Finnish Nature -exhibition). There is an elevator and an accessible toilet / a nursery room in the lobby.
Baby strollers are allowed inside the museum.
- The Natural History Museum is a disability card destination.
- Accessible entrance for physically handicapped or for people with prams or strollers is available through the courtyard. If arriving by wheelchair, walker or with a large pram or stroller, please, contact the cash desk (tel. 02941 28800) so that we can open the courtyard gate for you.
- There are two accessible parking spaces in the courtyard. Please, give us a call (tel. 02941 28800) if you are in need of accessible parking.
- Personal assistants have free entry to the museum.
- Guide dogs and service dogs are welcome at the museum.
- Induction loops are installed at the ticket desk.
- One rental wheelchair and two rental strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket desk.
For more information on accessibility, please, call our ticket desk tel. 02941 28800 – we are happy to help!