Tips for Your Visit

Serlachius Museums are surrounded by magnificent lakeside nature.

Visit in the Time of Corona

We are free to open our museums on 1 June! Welcome to visit our peaceful environment, where unnecessary social contacts are easy to avoid. We are located outside the big settlements and isolated in a good way. We have many buildings, several spaces and a wide park to help people scatter around the area. This way it is easy to keep the required safe distance. 

Located in Tampere region by the beautiful Lake Melasjärvi, Serlachius Museums offer an easy access also by car. One of the goos tips for your visit includes a charging station for electric cars.

Parking

Both Serlachius Museums have separate parking areas. Parking spaces for the disabled are located close to the entrances of the Serlachius Museums.

Charging station for electric cars is located at Serlachius Museum Gösta’s parking area. The charging station has two 32-amp charging points. The charging point is available for the museum guests free of charge.

Koululaiset Serlachius museossa / Children at Serlachius Museums on a guided tour.

Info Spots and Public Guided Tours

Info spots are available in Finnish and English language. You can attend one at Serlachius Museums daily every hour on the hour. Info spots run from 11 am to 5 pm when the museums are open. During this short info spot, the service personnel of the museum will tell you about the museums and their exhibitions. The info spots do not cost anything extra.

In July and August public guided tours in Finnish language are organised on Sundays as follows: 1 pm at Gösta, 2 pm at Gustaf and 3 pm at Gösta.

Public guided tours are meant for those who come to Serlachius Museums as individual guests but want to explore the exhibitions on a guided tour. A guided tour in Finnish language runs for 45 minutes. It introduces you to the museums’ exhibitions as well as the history of the museums and the Serlachius family. The price of the guided tour is € 2 / person. It will be paid together with the admission fee.

Mobile tours of the Serlachius Museums give you interesting information on history and art.

Mobile tours

Mobile tours comprise information on the history of the Serlachius Museums, their architecture, exhibitions and core artworks as well as stories related to the industrialists of the Serlachius Family.

You can use your mobile phone and read the QR code located on Serlachius Museum Gösta’s info board, exhibitions or outside near each sculpture. You have access to the mobile tours also via the link underneath. They are available in English and Finnish. The language can be chosen independently for each item.

During your visit to Serlachius Museums you can explore our mobile tours with a tablet computer which can be borrowed at either of Serlachius Museums’ ticket counters.

Film shows at Serlachius Museums give background information on art, history and exhibitions of the museums.

Film Shows

Serlachius Museum Gösta‘s Kivijärvi Hall:
Pavilion – Building for Art tells about the construction project of the new museum building. Duration of the video is about 50 minutes. The video is in Finnish and has English subtitles.

Glimpses of the Serlachius art collection presents the classic works in the collection and some facts of history. The film runs for 10 minutes. It is in Finnish and has English subtitles.

Auditorium at Museum Gustaf:
A short film The Story of Serlachius introduces the viewer to the lively history of a Finnish forest combine by the name of G. A. Serlachius Ltd., by no means forgettting humour, either. The duration of the film is 30 minutes. It is available in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English.

All film shows are free of charge. The films will not be shown, if the space has been reserved for an event.

At Serlachius Museums photographing is allowed for your own use.

Pets, Photography and Bags

You must not bring any inside the Serlachius Museums. The only exceptions are guide dogs.

Photography is permitted in both museums, without a flash, for private use.

Leave outerwear and bags, also large handbags in the cloakroom facilities. Lockers are available for the use of visitors in both Serlachius Museums.

Accessibility

Art Museum Gösta’s Pavilion is accessible, and the Manor is for the most parts accessible. Serlachius Museum Gösta’s Pavilion has induction loops in the main lobby, Kivijärvi Hall, exhibition spaces and the restaurant. Furthermore, Serlachius Museum Gustaf’s interior spaces are dimensioned to suit wheelchairs, and the exhibitions have been designed to be multi-sensory. At Gustaf, the entrance for people with impaired mobility is located on the end wall directed toward the light coloured wood house. The Serlachius Museums have wheelchairs, child pushchairs, folding chairs and other walking aids for visitors to borrow. Ask the personnel for advice.

Serlachius Museums in Tampere Region offer many aids for the impaired.

Audio Description and Artwork Presentations in Finnish Sign Language

You can explore some of the key artworks of the Serlachius Museums in form of audio descriptions for the visually impaired persons. The hearing-impaired persons can find presentations of the same artworks in Finnish sign language. The artworks include Claude Monet’s Hay Stack in the Evening Sun (1891), Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Rustic Life (1887). Also Albert Edelfelt’s Finnish Soldiers in the War of 1808–1809 (1892) as well as Gunnar Berndtson’s Art Connoisseurs in the Louvre (1879) have audio descriptions.

In addition to that, also 3D-printed scale model of Art Museum Gösta and Museum Gustaf are available. They can be made available to the visitors at Art Museum Gösta’ pedagogical space.

At Serlachius Museums your can borrow a bicycle. This is one of the good tips for your visit, also environmentally.

Borrow a bicycle or a boat

The culture experience continues also outside the museum buildings: the art museum’s magnificent park and lakeside nature invites you to enjoy the natural art and local culture of the small town. With the price of the entrance fee and by showing your identity card, you can borrow a bicycle, Nordic walking poles or rowing boat and spend a day amid the beautiful surroundings of the Art Town. On a bike, you cover comfortably the odd three-kilometer distance between the museums. You must not hand the bicycle over to other persons. The borrowed bicycle is easy to return to either of our museums during their opening hours.

At Art Museum Gösta you can also borrow a rowing boat by showing your identity card. Enjoy a summer boat trip on Lake Melasjärvi and then return the boat to Gösta during its opening hours.

Tips for your visit suggests that beside art and history, at Serlachius Museums you may enjoy magnificent lakeside nature and borrow a rowing boat or a bicycle.

Things to do and to experience

Serlachius Museums offer plenty of things to see and do all day long. We have guided tours at the museums and in the surroundings, exciting places to visit during your stay in the Art Town, possibilities to eat and sleep well, wonderful ideas for day trips and short breaks and much more to look forward! All our tours and services can be tailored for individuals as well as for groups.

Majoitustila Rapukartanossa

Accommodation tips

When you are visiting Serlachius Museums and Tampere Region you may want to overnight locally. A versatile selection of accommodation is at your disposal, ranging from mill-owner-style Mänttä Club and ArtHotel Honkahovi or from a cozy town center Hotel Alexander to the Wilderness Boutique hotel Koivulahden Rapukartano (Crayfish Manor).