Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

Visit with children

Discover the magic of our art museum with children! The grand old building and the old art on display offer many exciting things to explore for all ages. You can book a guided tour for kids and celebrate your child´s birthday at museum. This page gives you tips for a successful museum visit with children.

An exploration of the museum

The Sinebrychoff Art Museum was formerly the home of the Sinebrychoff family. In Paul and Fanny’s home, you can travel back more than 100 years and find a variety of wonderful things to explore together!

Can you find animals and strange creatures hiding in the museum objects? Straight away, in the entrance hall on the first floor, you will be welcomed by an orthocone, a fossilised animal from a time before the dinosaurs!

The house museum on the second floor offers plenty of shimmering gold, special objects, and paintings. In the second-floor spaces facing the park, you can view stunning old works of art from the collection of the Finnish National Gallery.

The lower floors offer changing exhibitions on different themes. The museum is full of opportunities to discover and invent stories. Choose a suitably small slice for one trip, as there is plenty to see to warrant multiple visits.

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Services for those visiting with children

Admission to the Sinebrychoff Art Museum is free for anyone under the age of 18. Tickets are available at the ticket office.

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  • You can access the museum with a pram or pushchair at the accessible entrance at the end of the building.
  • The Sinebrychoff Art Museum lends out pushchairs for museum visitors.
  • There is a childcare room on the first floor.
  • There are lockers with code locks near the accessible entrance. There are also storage lockers and an unattended cloakroom on the basement floor. Leave outer garments, rain gear and large bags in storage.
  • The most convenient way to move between floors is to use the lift.

Feel free to ask for help. Our staff will be happy to help.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I care for and breastfeed my baby?

There are easy chairs on the first and second floors. The staff will be happy to help you find a peaceful place for breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed near the works of art. The childcare room is located on the first floor. The toilets on the basement floor cater for child visitors.

Why is running not allowed at the museum?

The no-running policy is to ensure that no damage occurs. Kindly also refrain from giving a child a piggyback ride or carrying them on your shoulders.

Why is touching the works of art and objects not allowed?

The works of art and objects are unique, valuable and fragile. Grease will come off your hands, no matter how clean they look, and it will be deposited on the surfaces and gradually eat away at them. Keep a distance of at least an arm’s length between you and the works of art and furniture. Please note that some of our spaces are quite cramped, so take that into consideration when moving around with prams or pushchairs.

Who owns the works of art and objects at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum? 

The works and objects at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum belong to the collection of the Finnish National Gallery and are the common property of all Finnish people. The changing exhibitions may include works that are on loan from other museums and sometimes also from private collectors.

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