Guided tours for groups

Guided tour in English in Museum Milavida 5.7.-16.8. fridays at 3 pm

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 and is included in the museum ticket.

  • July 5th at 3 pm
  • July 12th at 3 pm
  • July 19th at 3 pm
  • July 26th at 3 pm
  • August 2nd at 3 pm
  • August 9th at 3 pm
  • August 16th at 3 pm

The Nottbecks exhibition presents the glamorous and international lifestyle of the Nottbeck family, the owners of Finlayson cotton mill. The Nottbecks lived in Tampere from the 1830s until the early 20th century when the last members of the family leave the city after years filled with both success and sad losses. The enthralling exhibition combines impressive authentic objects and modern audiovisual technology.

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.

Duration: 5-10 min
Group size: groups of 10 or more
Languages: Finnish or English (when possible)
Price: No fee

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, or Estonian (as resources allow)
Price: Admission fees + €80 on weekdays and on weekends

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 milavida@tampere.fi. 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.


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.