Palanderin talon sali. Etualalla taffelipianon kantta. Salissa punaisella verhoiltu sohvakalusto, gramofoni, valkoinen koristeltu kakluuni ja kaappikello. Katossa kristallikruunu.

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 11–18

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 temporary exhibitions and the Savings Bank Museum exhibition. Current temporary exhibition is ”The days not so golden” 26.2.2021-4.9.2022.

Accessibility: wheelchair ramps, lift

Welcome to the museum!

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

Opening Hours
1.6.–31.8. Tue–Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
1.9.–31.5. 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 € (1–36 persons)
Bigger groups are divided into groups of 36 and under. Fee is charged according to number of groups.
Guided tours must be booked in advance.

Guided Tours in other languages (German, Japanese, Russian) 90 €

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

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Palander House

Näkymä Palanderin talon salin pariovista kohti ruokasalia.

Palander House is undergoing facade renovation in summer 2022. Museum is open normally during renovation.
Entry to the museum is only via the main entrance on Linnankatu.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Welcome! 

Opening Hours
1.6.–31.8. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
1.9.–31.5. 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. That are held every 30 minutes.

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 120 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 of period houses.