LUOMUS

Finnish Museum of Natural History

The effects of the coronavirus situation at the Luomus public attractions

17.3.2020
Luomus outreach team

Page updated 2nd June 2020.

Special arrangements have been made to open the public attractions of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus as follows:

  • Tuesday, 2 June Kumpula Botanic Garden. Open Tue–Sun 11–18.
  • Thursday, 4 June Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden glasshouses. Open Tue–Sun 10–17, except Thu 10–18 and Sun 10–16. The outdoor garden has operated throughout the coronavirus outbreak during its normal opening hours (every day from 9.00 to 20.00), and this will continue.
  • Tuesday, 9 June Natural History Museum. Open Tue–Sun 10–17.
  • Wednesday, 10 June Geological Collections. Open Wed–Sun 11–17, until 31.7.2020.
  • The free entrance days are canceled until further notice. 
  • All the events are canceled until further notice.
  • New guidance bookings are not accepted at the moment.
  • New venue hirings and photography permits are not accepted at the moment.

Further information about the coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki.

Special arrangements and new guidelines for visitors

You are welcome to visit Luomus as long as you are healthy and symptom-free! We have imposed restrictions on the number of visitors allowed inside the public attractions of Luomus. Please prepare for possible interruptions in ticket sales. Unfortunately, tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

For hygiene reasons, items that can be touched and material to be distributed have been removed from the exhibitions of the Natural History Museum. In addition, visitors cannot currently eat their own packed lunches or snacks in the Natural History Museum facilities or the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden glasshouses. Our cafés are open to visitors at all our public attractions.

Please follow the guidelines below at the public attractions of Luomus:

  • You are welcome to visit Luomus as long as you are healthy and symptom-free!
  • Be mindful of good hand hygiene, and do not touch exhibition items or surfaces unnecessarily.
  • Keep a distance of at least one metre from other visitors and staff. We recommend that you do not pay with cash.
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a disposable tissue.
  • Follow the prescribed walking route in the Natural History Museum facilities and the Kaisaniemi glasshouses.