Guided tours

The public guided tours are included in the admission price. We also provide tours by request.



Public guided tours of current exhibitions in Finnish on Saturdays at 2 pm, in Swedish on the first Saturday of the month at 1 pm.



For a fee, you can book a private guided tour of the collections and special exhibitions for your group, which will give your group a more in-depth experience with your own guide. The duration of tours is one hour.

You can book a guided tour to any of the museums of the Finnish National Gallery. Bookings must be made at least one week in advance: Tel. +358 (0)294 500 500 Mon‒Fri 9.00 – 15.00 Email: bookings(at)

The guided tours of the house museum are free of charge to nurseries, schools and vocational schools.

On request, we can provide guided tours in sign language, signed Finnish, plain Finnish, and for visually impaired people.

Max. size of a group is 25 people, or 15 children in nursery groups or school groups (forms 1 to 6).

Languages: English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Swedish.


The Lure of Italy and the Orient – Ippolito Caffi, 1 February–27 May 2018

Ippolito Caffi (Belluno 1809–1866 Lissa) was an Italian painter famous for his landscapes and urban views. He was also an adventurer and a patriot. The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through Venice, Rome, Naples, Athens, Constantinople and other cities of the Orient. Always determined to keep off the well-trodden path, Ippolito Caffi was an adventurer in pursuit of far-flung destinations even when it meant taking risks. His paintings, watercolours and drawings of Egypt, Syria and Jerusalem take us to places that were not part of the classic Grand Tour. This exhibition comprises 73 paintings and a selection of 15 watercolours and drawings from the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia collection.



Prices of guided tours

Groups of 1–25 persons /guide
Price: weekdays 75 e /guide, Sundays 105 e /guide
The duration of a tour is approximately one hour.

Attention travel agencies: vouchers are only accepted for pre-booked visits. Bookings can be done by e-mail: bookings(at) or by telephone: +358 (0)294 500 500 (open Mon – Fri 09:00 – 15:00 – time zone UTC+2).


You can cancel or change a booking free of charge up to a week in advance: Tel. +358 (0)294 500 500 Mon‒Fri 9.00 – 15.00 Email: bookings(at)

The whole rate of the tour will be charged for bookings that are not cancelled on time.