Ostrobothnian Museum, Museokatu 3, 65100 Vaasa, Finland
Tel. +358 6 325 3800
Tel. +358 40 182 1994
Guided tours, bookings
Tel. +358 6 325 3801 (during the museum’s opening hours)
+358 6 317 1046
Opinions of the authorities: museo.lausunnot(a)vaasa.fi
Getting to the museum
The Ostrobothnian Museum is accessible by your own vehicle or by local bus. The streets to the museum are not signposted.
The Ostrobothnian Museum is located in central Vaasa, in the north-western part of the city centre. The distance from the market square to the museum is approximately 1 km, which is about a 15 minutes’ walk.
Bus no. 1 leaves Vaasa Market Square once an hour. The bus stop closest to the museum is at Kirkkopuistikko 11, just before Palosaari bridge. For timetable details, please go to the website of Vaasa local transport.
There is a small number of parking spaces for disabled visitors on the museum’s premises. More parking spaces can be found nearby in Koulukatu Street, Museokatu Street and Pikkukatu Street, just around the corner.
The entrance to the Ostrobothnian Museum is accessible and the museum spaces are mostly accessible. All exhibition floors can be reached by lift. There is no accessible entrance to the Coin Cabinet or to the Silver Room. The floor in the Terranova exhibition is uneven with a wavy, slightly raised edge, which may be hard to notice and might cause visitors to bump into it.
The darkness of the exhibition rooms and the colour scheme may make it somewhat hard to discern space. In the worst case, the sounds and lights at the Terranova exhibition may cause an epileptic seizure. The exhibition features loud, unexpected noises that may frighten some visitors.
There is an accessible toilet and baby care facilities in the museum. Strollers are available for small children and the café has high chairs. The museum also provides a wheelchair for the use of visitors.
All signs and captions in the museum are in Finnish and Swedish. If required, guided tours can be arranged in English. For price enquiries, please contact the information desk.
A.Old museum building, Eino Forsman 1927
B. Bronze doors, Emil Wikström 1928
C.New exhibition wing, Erik Kråkström 1967
1. Museum entrance hall, information desk, café, museum shop
2. Old entrance / Lift
3. The Memorial Hall
4. The foundation of Vaasa
5. Burghers and witches in the 17th century
6. Life in the 18th century
7. The 19th century
8. Crafts, early industrialism (glass and earthenware)
9. The Björkö Room
11. New Vaasa, industrialism, shipping, photography,
Finland’s independence, café and cottage culture
12. Buildings and cityscape in Vaasa
13. Coin Cabinet
14. Stairwell, Ecclesiastical art
15. Silver Room
16. Church Room / Lift
THE HEDMAN FLOOR
17. Art Room 1. Before the Golden Age
18. Art Room 2. The Golden Age in Finland I
19. Art Room 3. The Golden Age in Finland II
20. Art Room 4. After the Golden Age
21. The Baroque Dining Room
22. The Renaissance Antechamber
23. The Golden Drawing Room
24. The Porcelain Room
25. The Rococo Room
26. The Gustavian Room
27. The Biedermeier Room
28. The Napoleon Room
29. The Grand Exhibition Hall – changing exhibitions
BASEMENT FLOOR – TERRANOVA