Visiting the Tram Museum in summer 2020
The Tram Museum opened to the public on Monday, 1 June. We want to make your visit to the museum as successful and safe as possible. Please find information on this page about our activities during the summer and instructions that we hope all our visitors will observe.
Welcome to the museum again!
Opening hours: Mon–Sun 11 am–5 pm
Töölönkatu 51 A
Always free entry
Our exhibition in summer 2020
Guided tours and events
In June and July, Helsinki City Museum and its affiliated museums will feature exhibitions as well as diverse digital content on the Museum’s website and social media channels. Until further notice, it will not be possible to arrange public events at the museum.
Our museums elsewhere
The Helsinki City Museum
The Helsinki City Museum opened its doors again on 1 June with a new exhibition called Urban Food, created in collaboration with the environmental organization Dodo that illustrates new methods of urban farming and examples of the past and future food industry.
The Urban Food exhibition on the museum’s fourth floor changes the space into lush green garden. It also presents the visitor with a question: Could cities be pioneers in the introduction of a new, more sustainable form of food production? The Nursery in the museum’s courtyard acts as an innovative urban farming centre, where museum patrons can follow growing season stages firsthand. The exhibition will also extend out from the museum in the form of satellite projects introducing young people to urban farming in the districts of Malmi and Itäkeskus.
Of the museum’s continuing exhibitions, Helsinki Bites and Time Machine are open, but the Children’s Town exhibition will remain closed for the time being.
The Helsinki City Museum has renewed its customer premises during the time that it was closed, in order to provide visitors with the best possible experience. The museum’s gift shop has transferred to a new compact space near the entrance, and the old shop premises have been converted into a spacious customer sitting area with a sauna theme. Visitors are encouraged to take a break on the public sauna benches and watch old films from Helsinki.
Helsinki City Museum
Reopens on 1 June 2020
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11 am–7 pm, Sat–Sun 11 am–5 pm
Always free entry
Villa Hakasalmi shows the State of Mind – Helsinki 1939–1945 exhibition about the wartime era. During the war years in Finland, the moods of everyday citizens were secretly recorded for the country’s leaders. These succinct and colorful narratives were miraculously preserved after the fighting stopped, and now form the backbone of this exhibition.
During coronavirus closures, the Helsinki City Museum carried out a survey that assessed the mood of contemporary Helsinki residents in the same way. The survey is still available on the websites of the Helsinki City Museum and Villa Hakasalmi. If you want to share your coronavirus lockdown story or photos, you can also access the survey on social media by using #mielialahelsinki2020. The reports will be added to the Helsinki City Museum collections in text form. A small exhibition of the survey results thus far has been assembled and will be on display at Villa Hakasalmi.
Mannerheimintie 13 B
Reopens on 2 June 2020
Opening hours: Tue 11 am–7 pm, Wed–Sun 11 am–5 pm
Entrance fee 12/10 euros, free admission to everyone under 18 and Museum Card holders
The city’s smaller seasonal museums, the Burgher’s House and the Worker Housing Museums, will remain closed for the time being.
Dear customer, this is how we are helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
Here at the Culture and Leisure Division, we value your and our employees’ health above all else. This is why we are asking you to comply with the following instructions, which we also abide by, when visiting us:
Even mild flu symptoms are a good reason to stay home
If you have any symptoms of flu, i.e. a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache or fever, please stay home.
We wash our hands
The best way to avoid contracting the coronavirus is to wash your hands. That is why we are asking everyone to maintain good hand hygiene. Hand sanitiser and hand washing stations are available in our premises.
We maintain safe distances
The virus is highly contagious in close contact. If you see that there is a line to our cash or information desk, please wait a moment and make sure to keep a safe distance from the person in front of you.
We cough and sneeze properly
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put all used tissues in the rubbish bin immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use the top of your sleeve. Cleaning has been intensified.
We are now paying heightened attention to the cleaning of our facilities and the cleaning of different surfaces in particular. The situation is being actively monitored.
We are constantly monitoring information issued by the authorities in relation to the coronavirus outbreak and will inform our customers of any changes to coronavirus guidelines without delay.
Thank you for your cooperation!