At the Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, there is a joint main exhibition called ‘Garden Futures: Design with Nature.’ In addition, both museums have their familiar collection exhibitions on display. All ticket types include access to both museums on the same day.

Free Admission Days in February

Free admission to the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum on Saturday, 3 February, and Tuesday, 27 February, 2024.

  • ikoni: lastenrattaat Prams allowed
  • Ikoni: lastenhoitohuone Baby changing

Opening hours

Exhibitions, library, museum shop

Monday closed
Tuesday 11–20
Wednesday 11–18
Thursday 11–18
Friday 11–18
Saturday 11–18
Sunday 11–18

Archives

Monday closed
Tuesday by appointment
Wednesday by appointment
Thursday by appointment
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Exceptional Opening Hours 2024

1 January Closed
6 January Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
17-21 January Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
22 January Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
23 January Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
28 January Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
31 January – 4 February Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
5–6 February Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
11 February Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
30 April Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1 May Closed
21 June Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
22-23 June Closed
15 Aug Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
3 Nov Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6 Dec Closed
23–26 Dec Closed
31 Dec Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1 January 2025 Closed
6 January 2025 Closed

The Museum Library is open to the public. The museum archive is open by appointment only. Photographs Collection: collections@mfa.fi | Drawings Collection: Antti Aaltonen, +358 045 7731 0480, antti.aaltonen@mfa.fi | Other matters: Anna Autio, +358 45 7731 0478, anna.autio@mfa.fi

Admissions

  • Adults €20
  • Students, pensioners, job seekers, persons in military or non-military service €12
  • Children under 18, other* €0
  • Purchase Museum Card €79
* Free-of-charge entry also available for: preparatory teachers (with a valid group reservation), school classes with a teacher, students in relevant studies by prior arrangement, Friends of Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, personal assistants, cultural companions, special groups and rehabilitative groups (information on groups visits must be provided in advance), Finnish veterans, asylym seekers, museum employees with staff card, ICOM, ICOMOS, or ICAM card, press card.

Free admission for all on the last Tuesday of every month.

Museum Card

Helsinki Card

Virikeseteli

Smartum

Location

Museum of Finnish Architecture
Kasarmikatu 24
00130 Helsinki

The museum is located in the inner-city Design District of Kaartinkaupunki.

The museum is easily reached on foot from the city centre. It is also reachable by tram 10 and by bus 24 – stop at St. John’s Church (Johanneksen kirkko).

Accessibility

Built in 1899, the museum building is not fully wheelchair-accessible.

The museum does not have an entrance with no access barriers. The most convenient entrance for disabled visitors is located in the inner courtyard of the building. The courtryard entrance is out of use due to renovation from 19 to 20 May, 2023.

The courtyard entrance has a stone doorstep, with a metal ramp proving better access. The door is locked, and visitors need to ring the buzzer to have it opened. Inside the door, a ramp leads to the lift.

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Principles for a safer space

Architecture belongs to everyone. We at the Museum of Finnish Architecture want everyone to have the opportunity to have a safe museum experience and participate as themselves, without fear of discrimination or harassment. We are committed to the principles of a safer space in all the activities of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. These principles are followed in the museum’s own spaces, at events and when working with the public, in virtual spaces and on social media. The Museum of Finnish Architecture actively strives to create a safer operating environment for museum visitors, its partners and own staff.

Principles for a safer space

Guided Tours

Experience the Garden Futures: Designing with Nature exhibition on an open guided tour on-site at the museum or online! On an open guided tour the exhibition is explored and discussed together with the guide. On-site you can participate in the open guided tours for the price of the museum’s admission fee without prior reservation. Sign up for the tour at the museum’s customer service desk upon arrival. Online open guided tours are free of charge for all.

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Open Guided Tours

Experience the Garden Futures: Designing with Nature exhibition on an open guided tour on-site at the museum or online! On an open guided tour the exhibition is explored and discussed together with the guide. On-site you can participate in the open guided tours for the price of the museum’s admission fee without prior reservation. Sign up for the tour at the museum’s customer service desk upon arrival. Online open guided tours are free of charge for all.

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For kids

Lasten A&O-huone Arkkitehtuurimuseon ensimmäisessä kerroksessa. Kuvassa kaksi lasta leikkii ikkunoiden edessä

A&O Room

Welcome to the A&O Room to play and learn about architecture! This learning space is free for all. The room is located in the ground floor of the museum and is open for visitors during the regular opening hours of the museum.