Guided tours

A professional guide can enliven an exhibition, providing a more comprehensive understanding of a specific theme.

Some of our guided tours are available in English for groups of up to 25 people outside. Tours inside Museum Milavida are for groups of up to 10 people.



Introduction – Welcome to Museum Milavida!


You will receive a brief introduction to the Näsilinna palace, both its history and the present day. The permanent and temporary exhibitions at Museum Milavida are described as well. Depending on the occasion, it is possible to give the introduction inside the Museum Milavida exhibitions, in the Näsilinna lobby or Café Milavida (both on the ground floor), or at Restaurant von Nottbeck.


Guided exhibition tours for groups

The guided tour takes our visitors around the exhibitions at Museum Milavida. The guide gives the participants interesting information about the exhibitions in compact form. The tour takes an hour. You can choose to take a tour of the main exhibition The Nottbecks: Cosmopolitans of Tampere (1 h), or of the main exhibition and the temporary exhibition (45 min + 15 min / 30 min + 30 min).
Duration: about 60 min
Group size: max. 25 persons
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, French, German, Russian
Price: Admission fees + €80 on weekdays and on weekends


The Architecture of Milavida

This thematic guided tour presents the architecture and style of the palace illustratively and coherently.


Promenade tour in the Palace Park 

This tour will familiarise you with the historical buildings, diverse nature, and magnificent public sculptures of the Näsi Park. 


Promenade tour Näsilinna 1918

The tour takes you around the surroundings of Näsinkallio and explores the central battleground of the Civil War of 1918 around Näsilinna.    


Christmas of the Palace

This thematic tour will engulf you in the Christmas celebrations of 19th century nobility. You will learn about their Christmas trees, decorations and festive meals in a luxurious, atmospheric milieu (held November-December). 


Prices

During opening hours:
80 € + tickets
Outside opening hours:
120 € + tickets


How to book a guided tour

You can book a guided tour at Museum Milavida by telephone Mon–Fri between 8am and 4pm at +358 40 831 4054, or by e-mail milavida@tampere.fi. We also request that groups of 10 or more people inform the museum of their arrival beforehand either by phone or by e-mail, even if the group is not booking a tour.

When you make a booking, you can also inform us of any special needs or wishes you may have for the guided tour. You should make your booking and confirm them no later than five working days before the date for which a tour is booked. Any cancellation should be made no later than the working day before the booking. If you haven’t cancelled a guided tour and fail to show up, we will charge the full fee for it.

The guided tour can be paid for at the ticket desk of Museum Milavida when you arrive. You can pay with cash or the most commonly used debit and credit cards (including Visa Electron), and travel agents can also pay with vouchers. Companies and other organisations with a business ID can be invoiced afterward. The billing address (or electronic invoicing address), the name of the person making the booking (which will be used as a reference), and the business ID must be provided when making the booking. The invoice will be sent afterward to the address provided at the time of booking. There is a €7 invoicing fee.

When booking a tour, please provide the following information

The date and time of your visit.

The guided tour you would like to book (e.g., a tour for schoolchildren, an exhibition tour, or a tour with a specific theme).

The exhibition for which the tour is to be provided: the main exhibition (The Nottbecks – Cosmopolitans in Tampere) and/or a temporary special exhibition.

The number of participants.

The name and contact information of the person making the booking.

Other instructions related to guided tours

Trained guides provide the tours at Museum Milavida. Please use the museum’s guides – giving guided tours independently is not permitted. Groups of schoolchildren are an exception to this rule when they visit the exhibitions with their teacher.


Public tours are open to everyone, and booked tours are only for those who have booked them. Please allow participants in booked tours to enjoy their tour in peace.


Groups should arrive at the museum on time, because the tour starts at the agreed time. The guide will meet the group in the lobby downstairs, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.


Groups of schoolchildren should inform the museum of their arrival in advance, by telephone or e‑mail, even if they have not booked a guided tour.