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Guided tours

Guided tours are not available for the time being.

A guided tour is available to groups with 5 to 20 participants. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and takes the group into the various floors of the old library building, so we recommend that possible reduced mobility issues are discussed already when booking the tour. More information on disabled access.

Groups can enquire about guided tours at the National Library of Finland by sending an email to

The message must include the following information:

  • Language preference
  • Objects of special interest to the group (for example, history, architecture, collections, services, research)
  • Date and time
  • Group size
  • Contact information
  • Other special wishes

Guided tours cost 50 euros and they can be arranged in Finnish, Swedish, English or Russian. At the moment we can only accept card payments, no cash. An invoice can also be arranged, but there is an extra charge of 10 euros.

Guided tours are organised on Tuesdays 3pm-4pm and Fridays 11am-12am only.

Your tour guide will meet you in the foyer. For security reasons, we impose limits on the type and amount of items visitors can bring with them into the library. We politely ask you to leave your outer clothes, umbrellas and bags in the cloakroom on the ground floor, free of charge. 

Further information and enquiries:

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