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Extended opening times for Sibelius birthplace museum in 2015


Sibelius’s birthplace in Hämeenlinna (Photo: © Balcer/Wikimedia Commons)
Sibelius’s birthplace in Hämeenlinna (Photo: © Balcer/Wikimedia Commons)

Sibelius’s birthplace museum in Hämeenlinna will open for extended hours until the end of 2015. During the winter months it will be open from 12 noon until 4 pm; from May to August from 10 am until 4 pm – every day including Mondays.

Sibelius’s birthplace is a modest Empire-style wooden house built in 1834 in the centre of Hämeenlinna. Here he spent the first three years of his life, although he lived at other addresses in Hämeenlinna until 1885. The house has been a museum since the 1960s and contains many Sibelius-related exhibits and items contemporary with the composer’s early years. The building is also a venue for chamber concerts.

Admission €5 / €4 / €2

More information (in Finnish)
Contact information in English

Hallituskatu 11
FIN-13100 Hämeenlinna
Tel. +358 3 621 2755

Finland’s Museum Card


Coming to Finland in 2015 is the Museokortti (‘Museum Card’), a single non-transferrable card that will provide access for a full year to all the country’s museums – including of course Ainola, the Sibelius Museum in Turku and Sibelius’s birth house in Hämeenlinna. The card will cost approx. €50.

Further information (in Finnish) here