Tips for your museum visit - Police Museum
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Tips for your museum visit
How much time should I reserve for my visit to avoid having to rush? Does the museum have lots of stairs, and can I access it in a wheelchair? Can I take pictures of the exhibitions?
On this page, we have collected information that may be useful to you when planning a visit and when arriving at the museum.
Photo The Police Museum, Pia Penttilä
An hour is plenty
We are delighted to learn that you are planning a visit to our museum! Did you know that there is no entry fee?
The museum is easy to explore independently. All our exhibition texts are in Finnish, Swedish, and English. A free audio tour of the permanent exhibition is also available. You can choose to listen to the whole tour or select only the parts you are most interested in.
We recommend reserving at least one hour for your visit. This is plenty of time to explore both the permanent exhibition and special exhibitions.
We only provide guided tours in Finnish, but we will happily give English and Swedish-speaking groups a brief introduction to the museum in their own language. These free-of-charge introductions need to be booked in advance. If your group has its own interpreter or, for example, the supervisor of your group can interpret the tour guide’s words, guided tours can also be given in other languages. There will also occasionally be an opportunity to join a public tour in Finnish. You can find the times and dates of public tours in our events calendar.
Events calendar (coming)
Facilities and services
Our museum is located on a single floor and is fully accessible.
Visitors’ toilets and child care facilities can be found near the entrance hall. There are also coat racks and lockers next to the entrance hall that can be used free of charge. Please leave outdoor clothing and large bags on the coat rack or in the lockers.
Photo The Police Museum, Pia Penttilä
Visitors may use the museum’s wireless internet (WLAN/WiFi). Login details can be found in the museum’s entrance hall.
The museum does not have a café, but you can enjoy your own packed lunch at the tables in the entrance hall. Groups may book coffee service in advance.
We do not have a museum shop. We do, however, offer visitors free memorabilia such as postcards. Children can take home police hats and folding police cars.
Guide, support and hearing dogs are allowed inside the museum. Pets are not allowed inside the museum.
The museum is easy to get to by both public transport and by car. Free parking is available in the parking area in front of the museum.
Museum map (in Finnish)
Cameras are welcome. Create a memento of your time here by taking a photo in our police van or with our other attractions!
Visiting the museum with children
Our exhibitions are intended for all ages; however, they may contain parts for which we recommend children have an adult present. You can enquire about any parts that we do not recommend for young children at the reception desk.
The museum has a separate children’s section, Pokela police station. Here, children get the opportunity to put themselves in a police officer’s boots and become familiar with police work.
Photo The Police Museum
Let us know in advance if you are arriving as a group
We welcome field trips, and the museum is an excellent venue for group events such as elderly people’s reunions. Please inform us of your group’s visit in advance so that we can avoid overcrowding.
Things to do and experience
The National Police Museum offers a wide selection of activities and experiences. Please also reserve enough time to try activities like our virtual patrol game or testing your crime investigation skills.
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Share your experience on social media
You can take a photo of yourself in a police van or in the police’s old registration chair.
Don’t forget to share your museum experiences on social media using the tags #Poliisimuseo and @Poliisimuseo.