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Cultures converge in the Helinä Rautavaara Museum, which is filled with fascinating objects from around the world. The museum’s four geographic culture yards take visitors on a trip around the world. The collection includes art, ritual objects and utensils from North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

The museum was named after the donor of the permanent collection, Helinä Rautavaara (1928–1998), whose life work was the documentation of various cultures and religions. Rautavaara became a celebrity during the 1950s as she wrote travel diaries of her travels outside Europe, which were published in a magazine.

The Helinä Rautavaara Museum provides new perspectives on the world through its depiction of multicultural phenomena. In addition to the temporary exhibitions, the museum also provides insightful workshops, performances and a variety of events for the whole family.

Address Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo

E-mail info(at)

Phone +358 9 816 314 35

Opening hours
Tue 11–18
Wed 11–20 (Free entry 18–20)
Thu–Fri 11–18
Sat–Sun 11–17
Mon Closed

Entrance fee
Tickets 10 €
Teachers, students, pensioners, groups (at least 10 persons) 8 €
Children (under 18) and people over 70 Free entry

With S-card 9 /7 €
Free entry Wed 18–20

Free guided tour in Finnish every Sunday at 13.30.

Guided tours can be booked in Finnish, English Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian.
The tours cost 30 € on weekdays and 45 € on weekends and outside the opening hours of the museum.

Booking and information tel. +358 9 816 314 35 /