The Bank of Finland Museum is located on Snellmaninkatu, next door to the Financial Supervisory Authority and the Bank of Finland, in the foundations of the Cathedral. Its displays include the history of money and the activities of Finland’s central bank. The Museum also houses a small café and a museum shop. Admission to the Museum is free.
Free-of-charge guided tours are available in Finnish, Swedish and English by prior arrangement. A guided tour can be booked in advance, either via email or by telephone. The scope and duration of the tour can be tailored to your needs.
Tram routes 1, 1A, 7A and 7B stop right in front of the Museum door. Tram routes 2 and 4 stops are across the Senate Square, some 100 metres away. We recommend that you arrive by public transport, for there are practically no parking facilities close to the Museum. There are places for a few cars on the Senate Square (along with space for tourist coaches).
Planning a student visit to the Museum?
The Bank of Finland Museum has especially been designed for pupils and to be used as a study aid. A guided tour takes about an hour. The tour provides a historical overview of money and monetary systems in Finland and elsewhere, the Bank of Finland’s role and current tasks in the context of the Eurosystem, some basic economics and a view of Finnish banknote art.
Visitors can enrich their visit to the Museum with the help of a questionnaire. The correct answers will be found in the Museum, and they will also be given to the teachers during the visit. More study aids are available in the “Games and multimedia” section (linkki). Material for deepening the understanding of economics is also available at the Bank of Finland’s Eurokampus website (www.euro.fi/en/).