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. 


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)


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)


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


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