Museum Tours and Workshops

Whether you are a true art lover or a traveler looking for some nice experiences, we have the tour for you! Try our humorous drama tour or test your artistic skills in our many art workshops. Dive deep into the world of culture at our art and architecture tours or be enchanted by the fascinating stories of the old times at the history tour. Tell us your specific needs and we will help you to pick the best tour for you and your group. Most of our tours and workshops are possible to arrange for individuals as well as for groups.

Find out more about the museum tours and workshops below. If you are interested in nature tour or a guided walking tour in the town, you will find them here.

MUSEUM TOURS

On a guided tour to Serlachius Museums Gösta you will learn interesting stories about history and art.

Guided tour to Gösta

During the guided tours we get aquainted with the highlights of the Art Museum Gösta both at the manor as well as at the pavilion. The old manor shows us over 100 masterpieces of the Golden Age of Finnish art from the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation’s collections, which is one of most significant private collection in Scandinavia. We also get acquainted with the top contemporary art at the exhibitions of Gösta’s pavilion. We achieve more information on the construction of the pavilion, its architecture, the phases of the old Joenniemi manor and the colorful life of the Serlachius family, pioneers of Finnish paper industry.

Duration: 60 minutes
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German and Russian
Group size: 1-60 persons
Price: from 10 €/person

Guided tour to Gustaf

During a guided tour, the former head office of a paper combine, which once was one of Finland’s greatest, and its exhibitions become familiar. You will hear about the early days of Finnish paper industry and meet the Paper Devil himself. Also the stories around the life in the realm of the Serlachiuses as well as architecture and the history the magnificent museum building complement the tour. On the tour, we take a look at all the exhibitions of the museum.

Duration: 60 minutes
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German and Russian
Group size: 1-60 persons
Price: from 10 €/person

Architecture tour

Guided walking tour admiring the beautiful landscape, sculpture park and architecture of the pavilion, old peasant cottage and 1930’s manor.

Duration: 60 minutes
Languages: English, Swedish, German, Japanese, Finnish
Group size: 1-60 persons
Price: from 12 €/person

Guided tours to specific exhibitions at Gösta

You can now also choose an exhibition specific guided tour to an exhibition, which is at that time on show at Gösta. Exhibition specific tours will be organised to the most exhibitions at display and they vary according to the availability. 

Duration: 45–60 minutes
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German and interpretation to Russian
Group size: 1-60 persons
Price: from 10 €/person

Scenes from the industrialist’s life

A guided tour including performed scenes of professional actors takes viewers to the life of Gösta Serlachius at the old manor house. Dramatised scenes telling about the industrialist sequence the guided tour to the exhibition. The roles are played by actors Tommi Raitolehto and Karoliina Blackburn. Karoliina Blackburn is the playwright, director as well as featuring in the acting role.

Duration: 60 minutes
Languages: Finnish and English
Group size: max 35 persons
Price: from 17 €/person

At Serlachius Museum Gösta you may encounter a french art connoisseur on a guided tour for schools.

MEET THE ART CONNOISSEUR

A fine French gentleman from the rococo era is devastated from the art museum’s supply. Can you help him to understand contemporary art and lifestyle?
Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish
Group size: 1-30 persons
Price: from 12 €/person

Working for the company!

Guided drama tour introduces you the secrets of working life of the old days. Are there any suitable persons in you group to be employed by the company? It is the year 1951. You are one in a group of hopeful new workers applying for a job at the paper mill. Most self-respecting secretaries work at the head office of the paper combine, and one of them will have you know the house manners: “Surely you didn´t come in to apply for a job through the main door, did you, Sir?”

During the guided drama tour you will be acquainted with the company’s history, life in the realm of the Serlachiuses and the exhibitions at the museum. In the end a test in the paper workshop reveals, how paper making works out in practice. Laughter guaranteed.

Duration: 60 minutes
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and German
Group size: 1-60 persons
Price: from 12 €/person

WORKSHOPS

Acrylic Painting

In this workshop you will dive into the world of art with the guidance of an educated visual artist. The first lesson will familiarize you with the materials used in painting and you will begin your own work. On the second lesson you will get inspiration from the museum’s exhibitions and combine the newly learned aspects of painting and the ideas rising from the seen artworks. The last lesson will make you ponder the things you wanted to include in your own work, which colors indulged you and how did the whole process of painting feel like. Your artwork is now finished and you can share your experience with others!

Duration: 3 hours
Languages: English, Finnish
Group size: 1-25 persons
Price: from 63 €/person

Sculpture Modeling

How do you look at a sculpture? How do you mold one? With the guidance of a professional artist you will take a tour at the Art Museum Gösta’s exhibitions and Sculpture Park. You will become familiar with different shapes, material and technic used in the process of sculpture modeling. After the inspirational tour you will start working on your own sculpture with the help of an educated and encouraging artist. Real sculptor’s equipment and plaster are used in the modeling. After you have finished your work you may take it with you.

Duration: 2,5 hours
Language: English, Finnish
Group size: 1-20 persons
Price: from 45 €/person

At Serlachius Museum Gösta you can make a graphic artwork of your own using a press and cola drink among others.

Graphics

Inspired by the artworks on show at the museum in this workshop you can design and print your own special artwork to take back home. The motif is first sketched on a paper and then transferred on the aluminium sheet. Phase by phase the sheet is prepared for the press and printed. Simultaneously we will also learn some basic information about making graphics. Beside the proper press, our supplies during the process consist of cola drink, among others.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Language: English, Finnish
Group size: 1-20 persons
Price: from 24 €/person

Paper Workshop

Make your own paper from the very beginning. Suits well for a forest theme day and children and adults all alike!

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish
Group size: 1-20 persons
Price: from 12 €/person

Serlachius Museum Gösta's pavilion is a magnificent example of wood architecture in Tampere Region.

Nature Workshop

Inspiration for artistic activities from the surrounding nature! Including a short tour outdoors and a customized workshop.

Duration: 2 hours
Languages: English, Finnish
Group size: 1-25 persons
Price: from 24 €/person

Non-Stop Workshop

Most of the time a non-stop workshop related to the current exhibitions is available: anyone can participate independently with the entrance fee. A group can also include this workshop in the guided tour or pop in afterwards independently.

Duration: up to you!
Languages: English, Finnish
Price: included in the entrance free
Location: Serlachius Museum Gösta

Got interested? Ask more and book:
tel. +358 40 166 3480 or sales@serlachius.fi