Hieronymus Francken II (1578−1623). Connoisseurs at a gallery. Collection O. W. Klinckowström. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.

Guided tours

Discover new perspectives on old art, and learn more about the works! Join us on a guided tour or book a tour for your group at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum!

Free exhibition intros and guided tours

We provide weekly exhibition intros or guided tours of current exhibitions.

A free exhibition intro is an introduction to the themes and backgrounds of the exhibition. The intro ticket is included in your exhibition ticket. A guide will introduce you to the exhibition through a visual presentation. You can enjoy the introduction while sitting comfortably in the conference room in the White Cellar, and then explore the exhibition at your own pace. The guided tours of the exhibition take place in the exhibition spaces.

Below, the next upcoming free intros and guided tours . See all upcoming events on the calendar.

Book a guided tour

You can book a guided tour for your group covering the special exhibitions, house museum, or collections. A guide will be there just for you. The guide encourages you to make observations, provides information and tells stories, and discusses the questions and interpretations that art inspires in you.

  • Book your guided tour no later than one week before the desired date.
  • Languages: Finnish/simple Finnish, Swedish (not available at the moment), English and Russian
  • The coronavirus restrictions may affect group sizes.

See tour options below.

Enquiries and bookings

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Table set with antique porcelain and silver with coffee bread and cakes.

In the Christmas mood on Bulevardi

A beautiful Christmas tree is glowing at the house museum. There is a scent of cinnamon, cloves and saffron in the air. In this atmospheric setting, you can hear stories about how Christmas was celebrated in Helsinki’s wealthy families.

At Christmas, the tables were nicely set and overflowing with delicious food. You will be able to admire a Christmas table setting in the style of Paul and Fanny. Join us on a guided tour, and find your Christmas spirit among the art treasures!

Group size/guide: 1–15 people
Price: €95/guide
Duration: 60 min

Available from 25 November 2022 until 15 January 2023.

NOTE: There is a limited number of tours available.

Under the Cherry Blossom – Japanese Woodblock Prints

Come and enjoy the woodblock print´s colorful moments on our guided tour. With our guide you will get to know the cultural backrounds and themes of the woodblock prints.

The art will lift you up and you will feel the ”ukiyo”´s meaning: the importance to stop for the moments life offers.

Group size/guide: 1–15 people
Price: €95/guide
Duration: 60 min


Available from 6 October 2022 until 15 January 2023.

Visiting the Sinebrychoffs

Come and visit the neoclassical town house of the Sinebrychoff family! You can experience the life of the family in 19th-century Helsinki.

  • How did the art collecting begin, and how was the art collection expanded?
  • What was the life of the Sinebrychoffs like, its everyday and festive moments, next to the magnificent park, greenhouses and brewery?
  • How did the building become a house museum?

The Paul and Fanny Sinebrychoff house museum, comprising the four upstairs rooms facing Bulevardi, has been restored as close to the original as possible on the basis of photographs taken by the photographer Signe Brander in 1912. Paul and Fanny decorated their home in different styles, ranging from Dutch Baroque to classical Empire style. Join us on a journey through time to hear the story of Fanny and Paul!

Group size/guide: 1–15 people
Price: €95/guide
Duration: 60 min

Maalaus. Ruskea kaapuinen munkki lukee paperikääröä hämärässä.

Rembrandt and the other masters

Cranach, Rembrandt, Tiepolo…

Explore the works of art of the old masters on a guide-led tour. Enjoy the mood of the works, hear stories about the backgrounds, and learn about the symbolism in the paintings.

The works being explored date from a period spanning the 14th century to the 1850s, encompassing almost the entire European cultural sphere.

Group size/guide: 1–15 people
Price: €95/guide
Duration: 60 min

Collection exhibition, second floor