Opening hours and tickets

Visitor instructions and webshop

The National Museum is open to the public. By purchasing tickets in advance at the webshop you can ensure a visit to the museum at your desired time.

Museum Card holders and others entitled to free entry may reserve their entry slot in advance. Entry to the National Museum of Finland is free on Fridays at 16:15–18:00. In addition to that, entry is free on the International Museum Day on 18 May 2021 and Helsinki Day on 12 June 2021. You can book a free visit during these times at our online shop.

Opening hours 2021

May - August
Mon-Sun 11 am – 6 pm

September - December
Tue-Sun 11 am – 6 pm

Exceptional opening hours/closed
May 1, May Day
June 25–26, Midsummer Eve and Day
December 24–25, Christmas time closure



Adults €14
Reduced €10*
Entry is free for those under 18 years

Free admission:
On Fridays 4.15 pm - 6.00 pm
On International Museum Day, 18 May
On Helsinki Day, 12 June

*Reduced entry fee applies students, pensioners, senior citizens, and persons over 65 years, unemployed, conscripts, persons undergoing non-military service and groups more than 10 persons.

Guided tours and workshops

Payment methods

Debit and credit cards, cash, Museum Card, ICOM Card, Helsinki Card, Edenred Ticket Mind & Body -card, Edenred Ticket Mind & Body -mobile payment, Eazybreak, Smartum, Smartum Pay -mobile payment, Tyky+, ePassi, Kaikukortti, press card and voucher (travel agencies)