Palanderin talon sali.

Hämeenlinna city museum consists of three unique museums: Skogster Museum, Palander House and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius – all located in the heart of Hämeenlinna City. Welcome to experience the history of Hämeenlinna!

Skogster Museum

Opening Hours
Tue, Thu–Sun 11–17 Wed 11–19

Closed: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day, Midsummer Sunday, Independence Day 6.12. and Christmas 23.–26.12.

Admission 8 / 6 / 0 € (0-17 years)

Guided Tours in English 55 € (1-40 person)

Contact Info
Skogster Museum
Raatihuoneenkatu 8
FIN-13100 Hämeenlinna
Tfn +358 3 621 2528
[email protected]

Skogster Museum is the main location of Hämeenlinna City Museum. The downstairs holds a museum shop and reference library, as well as the Ooh, Hämeenlinna! exhibition, which features funny stories and extraordinary truths about Hämeenlinna. The upper floor features yearly changing special exhibitions and the Savings Bank Museum exhibition.

Accessibility: wheelchair ramps, lift

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Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

Opening Hours
2.5.–31.8. Mon–Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
1.9.–30.4. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Closed: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day, Midsummer Sunday, Independence Day 6.12. and Christmas 23.–26.12.

Admission 8 / 6 / 0 € (0-17 years)

Guided Tours in English 55 € (1-40 person)

Contact Info
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Hallituskatu 11
FIN-13100 Hämeenlinna
tel. +358 3 621 2755
[email protected]

Composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) was born and lived the first 20 years of his life in Hämeenlinna. The rooms of his birthplace are decorated in the style of the era between the 1860s and the 1880s, and the museum exhibition sheds light on little Janne’s childhood years in Hämeenlinna. A guided tour will provide you with more information. Chamber concerts are regularly held at the hall of the Birthplace.

More information:

Brochure in English and German

Brochure in Russian and Japanese

Short introductory videos

Upcoming concerts at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius:

Notice! In autumn 2021 we close the museum 30 minutes before conserts and open again 15 minutes after.

19.9.-28.11.2021 Autumn matinées every sunday at 2 p.m.
Music composed by Jean Sibelius, various performers
Duration between 30 mins to 1 hour
Tickets 15 € for adults, 12 € for pensioners and students, 7 € children under 18 years of old
Booking & more information: [email protected] or tel. +358 3 621 2755
On sundays, between 19. September and 28. November 2021, we allow only the concert audience in the museum between 1.30-3.00 p.m.

16.10.2021 at 3 p.m. Karl Collan jubilee year consert
Eilamaria Leskinen, soprano & Jouni Somero piano

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Palander House

Näkymä Palanderin talon salin pariovista kohti ruokasalia.

Opening Hours
2.5.–31.8. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
1.9.–30.4. Sat–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Closed: New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day, Midsummer Sunday, Independence Day 6.12. and Christmas 23.–25.12.

Admission 8 / 6 / 0 € (0-17 years)

Admission fee includes a guided tour.

Contact Info
Palander House
Linnankatu 16
FIN-13100 Hämeenlinna
tel. +358 3 621 2967
[email protected]

Palander House presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family 100 years ago. The museum showcases a variety of room ensembles, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen. The museum is located in the north-east corner of the city centre in an area with lots of period houses. Admission fee includes a guided tour. These are held every 30 minutes.

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