Natural History Museum
N.B.! Due to shortage of personnel caused by budget cuts the Natural History Museum is closed on Tuesdays in October. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Winter (1.1.–31.5. and 1.9.–31.12.)
|Tuesday||9–16 (closed in October)|
|Friday||9–16 (Free entrance on the first Friday of every month at 13–16)|
|Friday||10–17 (Free entrance on the first Friday of every month at 14–17)|
The sale of tickets ends 30 minutes before closing time.
Exceptional opening hours
|Epiphany Eve||5.1.2016||Open 10–16|
|Maundy Thursday||24.3.2016||Open 9–16 (no extended hours)|
|Easter Saturday||26.3.2016||Open 10–16|
|Easter Sunday||27.3.2016||Open 10–16|
|Easter Monday||28.3.2016||Open 10–16|
|Ascension day||5.5.2016||Open 10–16 (no extended hours)|
|Thursday||23.6.2016||Open 10–16 (no extended hours)|
|All Saints´ Day||5.11.2016||Open 10–16|
Accepted methods of payment are cash/bank card, credit cards Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard. Smartum Liikunta- ja Kulttuuriseteli ”culture voucher” is also accepted. Groups may also pay their entrance fees by invoice. The invoice is filled in when arriving to the museum. For billing please take with you the necessary billing information (including business ID or the birth date of the invoice receiver). Billing fee 8 €.
From October 12th 2016 you can visit the Natural History Museum with the Museum card. The card can also be bought or renewed at the museum cash desk.
Free entry on the last three opening hours (13–16 during winter and 14–17 during summer) of the first Friday of every month in 2016.
Entrance fees 2016
|Children 7–17 years||6 €|
|Discount groups||8 €|
|Conscripts and persons undergoing non-military service|
|Staff of Helsinki University|
|Helsinki Card (personal) or Viking Club card (max. 1 adult and 2 children) holders|
|Children 7-17 years||5 €|
|Free entrance - Free entrance, register at the cash desk|
|Children under 7 years (apart from kindergarten and other groups of children)|
|Group leaders and bus driver|
|Assistants of disabled persons|
|Press card holders|
|Museum card or ICOM card holders|
|Biology and applied biology students|
|Kindergarten, primary and secondary school, upper secondary and vocational school teachers from Finnish institutes|
A personal season ticket is valid for 12 months and is accepted at the Natural History Museum and at the Kaisaniemi and Kumpula Botanical Gardens.
Entrance fees for groups
Pre booking is not necessary for self-directed group visits to the Natural History Museum.
|Family ticket||32 €|
|max 2 adults and 1-4 children|
|Groups of 10 or more adults||8 €/person|
|Kindergarten, day care and school groups (of under 18 year olds)||4 €/person|
|Fee is collected from all group members (also under 7 year olds) apart from the group instructors|
|Guided groups booked in advance||8 €/person|
|Regardless of group size, group leader and children under 7 years have free entrance|
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 and bus stations.
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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.
Bus number 24 (Merikatu-Seurasaari) stops at the Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu, near the museum.
The Museum does not have parking space reserved for visitors. The P-Presidentti car park is situated near the museum. The streets close-by also have paid parking space.
Café and museum shop
The Natural History Museum has a café and a museum shop. They’re open wintertime from 10 am to 4 pm (on Thursdays until 6 pm) and summertime from 10:30 am to 5 pm (on Thursdays until 6 pm). They’re located on the first floor and they’re maintained by Ruokalähettiläs Oy.
Cash desk: Tel. 02941 28800
Information about guided tours and how to book them is here.
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.
Pets are not allowed in the museum. Guide dogs are welcome.
The museum has accessible facilities. You can find an elevator and an accessible toilet / a nursery room from the museum lobby. If arriving by wheelchair or walker or with a large pram or stroller please contact the cash desk (tel. 02941 28800). Accessible entrance for physically handicapped or for people with prams or strollers is available through the courtyard. You may inquire more about accessibility or anything else related to your museum visit from the cash desk – we are happy to help!