Guided tours for primary school

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Bookings

Tue–Sun 11 am–5 pm tel. 09 816 57052. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. Groups with reservations can come to the museum starting at 9 am. Guided tours are free of charge for day care, preschool and school groups. Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English. When you make a reservation, please give the group size, age of the children, name of the day care center / school and the contact information of the group leader. We are happy to accommodate special needs – please mention them when making a reservation!

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

ARCHITECT WENT TO A FOREST, 60 MIN

The guided tour focuses on the time when the first suburbs were built. The New kind of housing planning focused on building houses near the nature as part of the environment. Children’s own familiar environment helps them to get to know the basics of architectural planning and how to build well designed buildings. Primary school (3rd6th grade).

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 in a fun and playful way. Ask more about our workshop for primary school (3rd6th grade).

A Thousand stories about Espoo, Guided tour 

REVERSING INTO THE PAST, 45–60 MIN

How did people contact friends before mobile phones? What was it like in an Espoo home at the time of our grandparents? And what did seal hunters eat around the fire thousands of years ago? This guided tour will put it in reverse and travel back from the city of suburbs all the way to the ancient times. People’s lives in different time periods will be explored through discussions and activities. Early childhood education (5–6 years), primary school (1st–3rd grade)

TRACES OF THE PAST, GUIDED TOUR AND WORKSHOP, 60–120 MIN

Where does history come from? This guided tour will explore the history of Espoo by examining, analysing and comparing the sources of history at the exhibition A Thousand Stories about Espoo. Tour length: 60 min. This guided tour can be accompanied by a workshop that will familiarise children with their roots and record their own memories. Total duration of the guided tour and workshop: 90 min. You can reserve a guided tour for two parallel classes at the same time. In that case, we will provide a guided tour and workshop for both classes. The duration of a concurrent visit by two parallel classes is 120 min. Primary school (4th–6th grade)

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

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