Guided tours for primary school



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!

Guided tour: Humans and the sea in exhibition Eyes on the horizon, 60 min

The interactive guided tour, Humans and the Sea, suits learners of all ages. During the tour we study life by the sea, as well as the conditions it sets for those who live near or make their living from it. The tour takes on natural scientific and societal perspectives. What kind of skills are needed on the sea? How has humankind affected the sea throughout history, and how do we impact it today? Available 19.2.2019-2.2.2020.
Read more about the exhibition here.

Guided tour in exhibition A thousand stories about Espoo

The exhibition A Thousand stories about Espoo tells the story of Espoo in five eras and five different places: Stone Age seal hunters in Bosmalm, medieval farmers in Mankby, the gentry and common people n Alberga, factory workers in Kauklahti and city life in the suburbs.The exhibition also explains how Espoo was born, who the people living there are and how Espoo became the city it is today. 

Reversing Into the Past, 30-45 min  

What was life like in Espoo when your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were children? And how would a family live in a seal hunter’s house during the Stone Age? We take off in the present and reverse into the past. We get to know the different kinds of lives of people of the past by talking and playing together. We recommend this tour especially for pupils in preschool, but the tour is also suitable for 5-9-year-old children.

Traces of the Past, 60 min 

What kind of lives did people lead in Espoo before us and what different kinds of traces did they leave for us to study? The tour helps to understand the sources of history and the history of Espoo and is held in the exhibition A Thousand Stories about Espoo.  We recommend the tour especially for pupils in the 4th grade. The tour is also a good fit for the studies of the sources of history and for 5th and 6th grades.

The guided tour can be complemented with a ‘Map of memories’ workshop – explore your family background and your place in the chain of generations by drawing and writing. The guided tour and workshop take 90 minutes. 

Prehistoric life, 60 min 

Sit down in a Stone Age house and explore prehistory! On the activating guided tour, pupils can try out and learn about the life of people who lived thousands of years ago through the materials, objects and methods that they used. We will discuss together how prehistory is studied and what kind of interpretations are sparked by finds.  We recommend this tour for pupils in the 4th and 5th grade, but the tour is suitable for everyone interested in prehistory.

The tour can be held as a longer session for groups who wish to have an even more thorough introduction to prehistory. There will be a chance to try out more prehistoric skills than on the 60 minute tour. This session takes 90 minutes in total.

The group limit for the guided tour is one class group. However, you can order the ‘Prehistoric life’ tour for two parallel class groups at the same time. In such cases, we offer the guided tour with a workshop for both class groups. The concurrent visit of two class groups takes two hours.

Life in a Middle Age Hamlet, 60 min 

The guided tour takes a look into the everyday lives of the inhabitants, the busy trading and the unique hamlet Mankby through archaeological research. We will discuss where historical information comes from and what it tells about life in medieval Espoo. We recommend this tour for pupils in the 5th and 6th grade, but the tour is suitable for everyone interested in the Middle Ages and archeology.