Guided tours for upper secondary schools

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Bookings

Tues-Sun, tel. (+358) 09 816 57052. Book at least one week in advance. Pre-booked school groups are admitted already at 9 a.m. Guided tours are free of charge for school groups.    

Everything and nothing - Architects Kaija + Heikki Siren (23.10.2020-1.9.2022), Guided tours

KAIJA + HEIKKI SIREN: ARCHITECTS OF THE MODERN TIMES, 60 MIN

Guided tour focuses on the times when families moved to row houses and living rooms became the heart of the home. Simple, cheep and quality buildings were the image of democracy and the architects were the designers of the finnish identity. The guided tour examines the changes in Espoo through architecture and urban planning. Upper secondary level.

GUIDED TOUR AND WORKSHOP, 75-90 MIN

It is also possible to combine guided tour with a workshop. Different workshops focus on exploring environment and architecture and the children themselves are the architects. Ask more about our workshop for upper secondary level.

A Thousand stories about Espoo, Guided tours

PREHISTORIC LIFE, 60 MIN 

Sit down in a Stone Age home and explore prehistory! The active guided tour familiarises pupils with the lives of people who lived thousands of years ago through the materials, objects and work methods they used, and leads pupils to discuss the interpretations of archaeological discoveries. Primary school (4th–6th grade), upper secondary level

MEDIEVAL VILLAGE, 60 MIN

The guided tour takes a peek at the daily life of the people of a medieval village, the lively trade and the archaeological study of the unique village of Mankby. The guided tour allows the pupils/students to examine for themselves how historical knowledge is formed and what it tells about farming culture in Southern Finland as part of the European Middle Ages. Primary school (4th–6th grade), upper secondary level

FROM THE COUNTRY TO THE CITY, 60 MIN

The 20th century was a century of change. How did a small Swedish-speaking parish become a big Finnish-speaking city in 100 years? The guided tour examines the changes brought about by industrialisation, urbanisation and the World Wars in Espoo. Lower secondary school (7th–9th grade), upper secondary level

BUILD A SUBURB, WORKSHOP, 60 MIN

What makes a good place to live? In the workshop, the pupils/students familiarise themselves with city planning and create new suburbs in Espoo. While planning suburbs, they also learn about the urbanisation of Espoo, the history of modern Espoo and the social ideals of good living in different time periods. Primary school (5th–6th grade), lower secondary school (7th–9th grade), upper secondary level

GREETINGS FROM ESPOO! WORKSHOP, 45–60 MIN, STARTING FROM 18 MARCH 2020

Rome has the Colosseum, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Helsinki has its Cathedral and Market Square, but what does Espoo have? The workshop will design and make its own Espoo postcards based on the pupils’/students’ own observations. Primary school (4th–6th grade), lower secondary school (7th–9th grade), upper secondary level