Bring your group to the Museum

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Espoo City Museum provides educational services to learners of all ages. A visit to the museum supports school instruction and can be combined with many different school subjects. 

Museum visits are always free of charge for groups from day-care centres and schools. Teachers can see KAMU’s exhibitions for free in order to prepare for their class group’s visit by showing their OAJ (the Trade Union of Education) membership card at Exhibition Centre WeeGee’s ticket counter.

Advance reservations are required for group visits to the museum. It is advisable to prepare for the visit in advance by talking to the group about the exhibition – why you are going to the museum and what you will see there. Pupils are their teacher’s responsibility throughout the entire museum visit!

Reservations

Tue–Sun 11 am–5 pm tel. 09 816 57052. Reservations must be made at one week days 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!

KAMU’s Salonki classroom 

Groups from day-care centres and schools can reserve the Museopeda classroom free of charge to complement their guided tour for group work, a lesson or eating a packed lunch. Please describe what you need when making a reservation. The Salonki classroom is equipped with a computer, data projector and seats for approximately 30 pupils.

EXPLORE HISTORY ONLINE

MOBILE GUIDES

Explore historic sites with the museum’s mobile guides! The museum’s online mobile guides allow you to explore the Pentala Archipelago Museum, Villa Museum Villa Rulludd, the Träskändra Manor park, Tapiola or sites of the Civil War of 1918 in Leppävaara either on-site or in a classroom. Villa Rulludd’s mobile guide includes a quiz made by 7th-grade pupils for comprehensive school children. The mobile guides work on connected mobile devices on-site or on connected computers in the classroom.

www.tarinasoitin.fi/espoonkaupunginmuseo

FINNA.FI – HISTORY WITH ONE SEARCH

What did Espoo look like before? You can explore selected items of the city museum’s collections through the Finna.fi search engine. The materials published in Finna are freely available to schools and other interested parties (CC BY-ND 4.0 license). More photos and other materials are constantly being published in Finna.

www.ekm.finna.fi  

Where to get materials for group work on lessons? How to teach children to find information safely? The Finna classroom service brings together material packages customised for the curricula of comprehensive school and upper secondary school, which can be used in teaching, for example, history, social studies, Finnish, literature and art. Explore the material packages of the Espoo City Museum and other Finnish museums in the Finna classroom!

www.finna.fi/luokkahuone