In Villa Hakasalmi there are occasionally events that limit experiencing some parts of the exhibition. The events can be found in our event calendar.
Exceptional opening hours 2024
Jan 1 New Year’s Day, closed
Jan 6 Epiphany, open 11.00–17.00
Mar 28 Holy Thursday, open 11.00–17.00
Mar 29–Apr 1 Easter, closed
Apr 30 May Day Eve, open 11.00–17.00
May 1 May Day, closed
May 9 Ascension, open 11.00–17.00
Jun 21–22 Midsummer, closed
Jun 23, open 11.00–17.00
Dec 6 Independence Day, closed
Dec 24–25 Christmas, closed
Dec 26 Boxing Day, open 11.00–17.00
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve, open 11.00–17.00
Jan 1, 2025 New Year’s Day, closed
The charming Empire style Villa Hakasalmi is located next to Finlandia Hall near Töölönlahti bay.
Villa Hakasalmi is accessible. The museum’s facilities are situated on two floors. Second floor can be accessed by lift or stairs. Please, do not use studded shoes on the second floor.
The information desk, the coat racks and toilets as well as the museum shop are situated on the 1st floor.
Changes to traffic arrangements
Entrance to Villa Hakasalmi is from Töölönlahdenkatu on the side closest to Musiikkitalo and Oodi Library. The nearest public transport stops are Lasipalatsi, Kamppi and the Railway Station, but the National Museum stop is temporarily closed. Trams 4 and 10 and buses 63, 212, 213 and 400 are shifting to run on Runeberginkatu. The works also cause changes to the pedestrian and bicycle lanes. There are signs on the street indicating alternative routes.
Free admission days 2024
You can visit Villa Hakasalmi free of charge on the last Friday of each month at 11.00–17.00.
Jan 26, free admission
Feb 23, free admission
Apr 26, free admission
May 31, free admission
Jun 28, free admission
Jul 26 free admission
Admission is free also on the following days:
May 12, Mother’s Day
May 18, International Museum Day
Jun 12, Helsinki Day
Nov 10, Father’s Day
EUR 14/10, free entry for under 18-year-olds and Museum Card holders
At Villa Hakasalmi you can pay by cash and debit/credit cards (Visa, Visa Electron, V Pay, Mastercard, Maestro, Diners Club) and MobilePay.
You can also pay for admission with a cultural voucher (Smartum, Edenred, Tyky+), Edenred card, Smartum card, SmartumPay, MyEdenred, Eazybreak and ePassi.
Accessible for wheelchairs, accessible toilet, lifts outside and inside. The museum staff will unlock the lift when requested. A wheelchair can be borrowed. It is recommended that wheelchair users call the museum before their visit to make sure that the outdoor lift is in operation. Tel. +358 9 3107 8519.
Pets do not have access to the museum, but guide dogs are warmly welcome to assist their owner during the visit.
A car for customers needing the wheelchair access can be temporarily parked at the accessible entrance for a while, but the museum has no parking places.
On the first floor of Villa Hakasalmi, there are free-of-charge lockers available for you to store your belongings during your visit. Please note that the museum is not responsible for items left in the lockers.
The Villa Hakasalmi museum shop is located on the first floor of the main building. There, you will find plenty of inspiring products to take home or give as gifts. The product selection mirrors the historic atmosphere of the villa.
The shop is open during museum opening hours. We look forward to seeing you there!
You can book a guided tour to Villa Hakasalmi on the Helsinki City Museum website.
+ 358 9 3107 8519
Schools and day-care
Information on guided tours and events at Villa Hakasalmi for schools and day-care centres is available on the Helsinki City Museum website. You can also subscribe to a newsletter on the museum’s learning services. Museum visits from day-care centers and schools are always free of charge.
Arrange your event
In the elegant empire building, you can arrange a successful event. In the impressive exhibition hall, you can organize cocktail events for up to 100 people. The hall has 40 seats. You can also rent a meeting room for 20 people in the villa.
Kahvila Rakastan is a café located on the courtyard of Hakasalmi Villa. The café serves vegan delicacies. A vegan soup lunch is available every day.