Opening hours and tickets

Welcome to the Ostrobothnian Museum!

 

Opening hours

 

Museum

Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Monday closed

The ticket desk closes daily 30 minutes before the museum’s closing time.

 

Museum Shop

Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Monday closed

 

Café Nova

Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Monday closed

 

 

Admission fees

Tickets are also valid for visits to Tikanoja Art Museum and Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art during the same day

Admission, normal fee €10

Admission, reduced fee €6

  • Pensioners
  • Students
  • Military and non-military conscripts
  • Teachers
  • Visual artists
  • The unemployed
  • City of Vaasa personnel

Groups (10-15 people)

BUY  YOUR TICKET online

Museum Card (annual card) €76

Group fee for students (museum-specific) €30

 

Payment can be made in cash or with a bank/credit card (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard).  We also accept payment by Smartum culture vouchers and TyKy fitness vouchers. Please present your card or certificate at the information desk to verify your right to a reduced fee.

 

Museum Card 76€

The Museum Card is your ticket to over 250 museums all around Finland. The Museum Card is valid for 12 months from the first day of use, and you can visit the museums as often as you like.

The Museum Card is also accepted at the Vaasa City museums. Entry to the museums according to their opening hours.

Read more about the Museum Card!

 

Free admission

Please present your card or certificate at the information desk to verify your right to free admission

young people under 18

local groups of day nursery and school children as well as local groups of college students accompanied by their teacher

teachers preparing a visit to the museum

interpreters and guides of groups, assistants to the disabled, a friend/support person with a Friend Card or working as a MuistiKaVeRi

museum professionals (ICOM cardholders, employees of the Finnish Museums Association’s member museums, members of national and international associations of conservators), students of museum and arts subjects (history, ethnology, archaeology, art history, art research, museology, visual art, architecture, design, biology) with a subject association’s membership card

professional visual artists (holders of a valid membership card of the Artists’ Association of Finland or other national artists’ association, the Association of Finnish Sculptors, the Association of Finnish Printmakers, the Finnish Painters’ Union, MUU Artists’ Association and the Photographic Artists’ Association), architects (SAFA), designers (Ornamo)

representatives of the media (‘PRESS’ card)

members of the Finnish Guide Association

members and deputy members of the museum committee, members and deputy members of the committee of culture and physical education, from 1 July 2017

free admission or reduced fee as per agreement (requires a decision or an agreement in writing)

members of Ostrobothnia’s Historical Museum Association with a valid membership card

official guests of the City of Vaasa.

 

 

Hotel package

A museum package can be booked through Hotel Astor Wasa, which includes accommodation and entrance fees to the museums of the city of Vaasa. Read more here.

Hotel Astor is located in the center of Vaasa, only across the street from the train station. All rooms are individually decorated and unique. Read more about the hotel here.

 

 

Guided tours

Admission fees are not included in the tour fees

The Ostrobothnian Museum organises guided tours for groups by prior arrangement. For more information, see Guided Tours.

 

Tour fees during opening hours:

€40 (from Tuesday to Friday)

€60 (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)

€60 (special guided tour)

Tour fees outside opening hours:

€80 (from Tuesday to Friday) + opening fee

Special guided tours

€60–€100 (Tuesday–Sunday)

A special tour fee depends on the theme and duration of the tour. A special tour must always be agreed upon in advance.

 

Tour fees, reduced:

other than local groups of day nursery and school children, €30

groups of students, €30

 

No tour fee charged:

local groups of day nursery and school children accompanied by their teacher

 

 

 

Exceptional opening hours in 2023:

Sun 1.1 New Years Day, the museums are closed

Fri 6.1 Epiphany, regular opening hours

Sun 2.4 General election, Ostrobothnian museum and Vaasa City Art Gallery are closed

Thurs 6.4 Maundy Thursday, the museums are open until 3 pm

Fri 7.4 Good Friday, the museums are closed

Sat 8.4 Holy Saturday, regular opening hours

Sun 9.4 Easter Day, regular opening hours

Sun 30.4 May Day’s Eve, the museums are open until 3 pm

Mon 1.5 My Day, the museums are closed

Thurs 18.5 Ascension Day, regular opening hours

Fri 23.6 – sun 25.6 Midsummer, the museums are closed

Thurs 10.8 Night of the Arts in Vaasa, museums are open 3pm to 10pm. Museum of Old Vaasa is closed all day.

Sat 4.11 All Saints Day, regular opening hours

Wed 6.12 Independence Day, the museums are closed

Fri 22.12 – mun 25.12 Christmas, the museums are closed

Tue 26.12. Boxing Day, regular opening hours

Sun 31.12 New Year’s Eve, regular opening hours