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.

The Garden Futures: Designing with Nature exhibition is divided between two museum buildings. The parts of the exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture focuses on the garden as a place for hope and imagining better futures. The tour concludes in an interactive space where participants can contribute to the exhibition. The parts of the exhibition at the Design Museum delve into the diverse histories, realities, and worlds through the lens of gardens.

We organize open guided tours to different parts of the exhibition at different times in both museum buildings. If you want to explore the entire exhibition with a guide, you can participate in consecutive open guided tours for the price of one admission fee.

Recording or capturing the open guided tours is not allowed.

Duration: 45 minutes
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian, Plain Finnish, Finnish Sign Language, Finnish Audio Description
Recommended Audience: Open to all
Recommended Group Size: 25 people (registration at the customer service desk
Method: On-site at the Museum of Finnish Architecture (small and large exhibition hall, 2nd floor), Design Museum (2nd floor), or online
Price: 0/12/20 €

Open Guided Tours in Finnish

Tuesdays at the Design Museum at 5 pm and the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 6 pm (except on Free Admission Tuesdays when the audience tour is conducted in Plain Finnish, with Finnish Sign Language interpretation, or with Finnish audio description), and on Saturdays at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 1 pm and the Design Museum at 2 pm.

Open Guided Tours in Plain Finnish

On Free Admission Tuesday March 26, 2024, at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 6 pm.

Open Guided Tours with Finnish Sign Language Interpretation

On Free Admission Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 6 pm.

Open Guided Tours with Finnish Audio Description

On Free Admission Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 6 pm.

Open Guided Tours in English

On Saturdays at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 2 pm and the Design Museum at 3 pm (except on Saturdays when audience tours are conducted in Swedish or Russian), and on Free Admission Tuesdays at the Design Museum at 7 pm.

Open Guided Tours in Swedish

Saturdays, on January 13, 2024, February 10, 2024, March 9, 2024, at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 2 pm and the Design Museum at 3 pm.

Open Guided Tours in Russian

January 20, 2024, February 17, 2024, March 16, 2024, at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at 2 pm and the Design Museum at 3 pm.

Online Open Guided Tours

If you can’t visit the Garden Futures: Designing with Nature exhibition in Helsinki for any reason, you can participate in the exhibition through our online guided tours! Online tours will be broadcast live on the Design Museum’s and Museum of Finnish Architecture’s Facebook accounts on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 5:30 pm.

Upcoming: Online Open Guided Tours

Wednesday, January 3, 2024, in Finnish from 5:00 to 5:30 pm – “Paradises and Politics” online tour.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024, in Swedish from 5:00 to 5:30 pm – “Hope and Better Futures” online tour.
Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in English from 5:00 to 5:30 pm – “Paradises and Politics” online tour.

Participating in the Online Open Guided Tour on site at the Museum

Online open guided tours are primarily intended to be watched online, but you can also follow them on-site at the museum. Visitors present at the museum can ask questions from the guide at the end of the tour or after the tour. During the online open guided attempts are made to avoid interfering with other visitors in the exhibition.