Opening hours and tickets

Welcome to the Ostrobothnian Museum!


Opening hours


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

Admission, normal fee €9

Admission, reduced fee €6



Military and non-military conscripts


Visual artists

The unemployed

City of Vaasa personnel

Groups (10-15 people)

Day Ticket to the Museums, €12 / reduced fee €9

Museum Card (annual card) €69

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.


Day Ticket to the Museums, €12 / €9

Valid for visits to the Osthrobothnian Museum, Tikanoja Art Museum, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Old Vaasa during one day.

Museum Card 69€

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.

Guided tours

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

The prices of admission are not included in the tour fee.

Exceptional opening hours in 2019:

Mon 1 Jan, New Year’s Day: closed

Sat 6 Jan, Epiphany:  open

Sun 28 Jan, Presidential election (polling place): closed

Thu 29 Mar, Maundy Thursday: closed

Fri 30 Mar, Good Friday: closed

Sat 31 Mar, open

Sun 1 Apr, Easter Day: open

Mon 2 Apr, Easter Monday: closed

Mon 30 Apr, May Day’s Eve: closed

Tue 1 May, May Day: open

Thu 10 May, Ascension Day: open

Fri 21 Jun, Midsummer’s Eve: closed

Sat 22 Jun, Midsummer’s Day:  closed

Sun 23 Jun closed

Fre 6 Dec, Independence Day: closed

Sat 21 Dec closed

Sun 22 Dec closed

Mon 23 Dec closed

Tue 24 Dec, Christmas Eve: closed

Wed 25 Dec, Christmas Day: closed

Wed 26 Dec, Boxing Day: open

Tue 31 Dec, New Year’s Eve: open until 3pm

Free admission days in 2019:

You can visit the Ostrobothnian Museum free of charge on special days.

Sat 18 May           International Museum Day

Thu 8 Aug            The Night of the Arts in Vaasa

Wed 2 Oct             City of Vaasa, Founding Day