Guided tours

Lead by a guide, you will orientate yourself on the exhibitions in diverse ways and deepen your acquaintance with a specific theme. A professional guide enlivens the exhibition, providing a more comprehensive tour.

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

Introduction – Welcome to Museum Milavida!

You 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 also. Depending on the occasion, it’s possible to give the introduction on the exhibition premises of Museum Milavida, 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 either of the main exhibition The Nottbecks: Cosmopolitans in 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

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

Promenade tour in the Palace Park 

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

Promenade tour Näsilinna 1918

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

Christmas of the Palace

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


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 on Mon.–Fri. between 8am and 4pm at +358 40 831 4054, or by e-mail to We also request that groups of 10 or more people inform the museum either by phone or by e-mail beforehand 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 it no later than five working days before the date for which guidance 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 pay also 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 in connection with 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 guidance 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 for only 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 meets the group in the lobby downstairs, unless other arrangements are 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.