Natural History Museum
NB! The Natural History Museum is closed 1.12–26.12.2020 in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Helsinki.
Winter (1.1.–31.5. and 1.9.–31.12.)
|Tuesday||9 am – 4 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am – 4 pm|
|Thursday||9 am – 6 pm|
|Friday||9 am – 4 pm|
|Saturday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Sunday||10 am – 4 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Thursday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Friday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Saturday||10 am – 5 pm|
|Sunday||10 am – 5 pm|
The ticket sale ends 30 minutes before closing time.
|Exceptionally closed||Tue. 1.12 – Sat. 26.12.2020||closed|
|Days between Christmas and New Year||Sun. 27.12.2020||open 10 am – 4 pm|
|Mon. 28.12. – Wed. 30.12.2020||open 9 am – 4 pm|
|New Year||Thu. 31.12.2020 – Fri. 1.1.2021||closed|
|Week 53, Saturday||Sat. 2.1.2021||open 10 am – 5 pm|
|Week 53, Sunday||Sun. 3.1.2021||open 10 am – 4 pm|
|Week 1, Monday||Mon. 4.1.2021||closed|
|Epiphany Eve||Tue. 5.1.2021||open 9 am – 4 pm|
|Epiphany||Wed. 6.1.2021||open 9 am – 4 pm|
|Week 1, after Epiphany||Thu. 7.1. – Sun. 10.1.2021||open, normal opening hours|
|Service week (week 3)||Mon. 18.1. – Fri. 22.1.2021||closed|
|Sat. 23.1. – Sun. 24.1.2021||open, normal opening hours|
|Maundy Thursday||Thu. 1.4.2021||open 9 am – 4 pm|
|Good Friday||Fri. 2.4.2021||closed|
|Easter Saturday||Sat. 3.4.2021||open 10 am – 5 pm|
|Easter Sunday||Sun. 4.4.2021||open 10 am – 4 pm|
|Easter Monday||Mon. 5.4.2021||closed|
|Friday before May Day||Fri. 30.4.2021||open 9 am – 4 pm|
|May Day||Sat. 1.5.2021||closed|
|Ascension day||Thu. 13.5.2021||open 9 am – 6 pm|
|Pentecost||Sun. 23.5.2021||open 10 am – 4 pm|
|Thursday before Midsummer||Thu. 24.6.2021||open 10 am – 5 pm|
|Midsummer||Fri. 25.6. – Sun. 27.6.2021||closed|
|All Saints´ Day||Sat. 6.11.2021||open 10 am – 5 pm|
|Independence Day||Mon. 6.12.2021||closed|
|Christmas||Fri. 24.12. – Sun. 26.12.2021||closed|
|Days between Christmas and New Year||Mon. 27.12. – Thu. 30.12.2021||open 9 am – 4 pm|
|New Year||Fri. 31.12.2021 – Sat. 1.1.2022||closed|
|Week 52, Sunday||Sun. 2.1.2022||open 10 am – 4 pm|
|Week 1, before Epiphany||Mon. 3.1. – Wed. 5.1.2022||open 9 am – 4 pm|
|Week 1, after Epiphany||Fri. 7.1. – Sun. 9.1.2022||open, normal opening hours|
General ticket prices
|Adults||15 €||17 €|
|Children 7–17 years||7 €||8 €|
|Students||7 €||8 €|
|Senior citizens||12 €||14 €|
|Conscripts and persons undergoing non-military service||12 €||14 €|
|Unemployed||12 €||14 €|
|Staff of Helsinki University||12 €||14 €|
|Family ticket (max 2 adults and max 4 children)||38 €||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
We recommend that self-directed groups pre-book their visit.
|Groups of 15 or more adults||10 €/pers.||12 €/pers.|
|Kindergarten, day care and school groups of age 0-17 years. The group instructors have free entrance.||4 €/pers.||5 €/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 80 € (90 € in 2021) on weekdays and 100 € (110 € in 2021) 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||10 €/pers.||12 €/pers.|
|Students||7 €/pers.||8 €/pers.|
|Children (not including educational institutions):|
|0–2 years (together with guardian)||free of charge||free of charge|
|3–17 years (child groups or as part of a group consisting of both children and adults)||4 €/pers.||5 €/pers.|
Free entrance days
Note that free entrance days are canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus situation.
Accepted methods of payment
- Cash, bank/credit cards (Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard)
- Smartum 5-euro-Liikunta- ja Kulttuuriseteli ”culture voucher”, Smartum Visa, SmartumPay
- 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 €.
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: email@example.com tel. +3582941 28855 on Mon., Tue. and Thu. at 1-3 pm (starting from 13.1.2020).
Professional filming/photography: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +3582941 28855 on Mon., Tue. and Thu. at 1-3 pm (starting from 13.1.2020).
Facility rentals: email@example.com +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. During summer you may leave a message on the answering machine and we will call you back.
More information on museum facility rentals is found on the page Reservations and photography permissions. Facility rentals, museum café and shop are maintained by Ruokalähettiläs Oy. Contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +358(09) 867 8860. Please, let us know which facilities you are interested in, the date and time of the rental, whether you want food and drink service and for how many persons.
For general inquiries please contact us by email at email@example.com
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. The museum café and shop are open wintertimes (1.1.–31.5. & 1.9.–31.12.) on Tues, Wed, Fri and Sun from 11 am to 4 pm, on Thu from 11 am to 6 pm and on Sat from 11 am to 5 pm. You can contact the café and shop by phone: +358400 286202.
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.
- 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!