AINOLA’S POSTAL AND VISITING ADDRESS
THE MUSEUM IS OPEN
From 2nd of May to 30th of September 2018, Tue-Sun, from 10 am to 5 pm.
THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED
On Mondays and at Midsummer on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of June
During the winter season from 1st of October 2018 to 1st of May 2019.
For exceptions in opening hours see Topical.
The ticket sale and the gift shop are in the café building on the right side from the entrance gate.
Adults 10 € / Pensioners 8 € / Students 4 € / Children 2 € (7–16 v.)
Free entrance with Museokortti (Finnish Museum card).
Museokortti (Museum card) is available (68 €); a card can also be renewed (59 €).
There is no group discount.
BOOKING GUIDED TOURS
Guided tours at Ainola must be booked in advance. Guiding is included in the entrance fee. A guided tour in Ainola takes approximately 20 minutes to half an hour.
Max 30 pers. / tour.
Larger groups will be divided into two or more smaller ones. Waiting time can be used to explore the garden, visit the Sibelius’ grave and have a look into the sauna building. A tour booking must be cancelled 24 hrs before the event at the latest. Uncancelled tours will be charged in full.
Phone: 09 287 322 (during opening hours Tue–Sun 10 am to 5 pm)
Bookings can be made all year via email. Also for year 2018 and 2019.
GARDEN TOURS 2018
Guided tours for the general public are arranged in Finnish on Thursdays at 3 pm. In August garden tours are also available in English at noon. To attend a guided garden tour requires a ticket to the museum, available at Ainola’s ticket office.
Garden tours can also be reserved for groups for an additional 30€ / guiding. The tours start from the entrance gate.
TOUR LANGUAGES AND BROCHURES
It is possible to book a guided tour in Finnish, Swedish or English. Other tour languages this season (2018) are German and French (starting from June).
It is possible to borrow a handout in the museum to help with an independent tour indoors. These handouts are available in the following languages: Finnish, Swedish, Danish, English, French, German, Russian, Estonian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai.
Visitors are allowed to take souvenir photographs in the museum. The photos taken must be for personal use only, and they have to be taken without flash and tripod. In case material is published (on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and so on), location must be mentioned.
Photographing is not allowed during guiding, concerts or special guiding’s. If musicians and museum personnel appear on the pictures, they must be asked for permission, especially in case the pictures are to be published.
Other types of photographic documentation and the commercial use of all material require a written contract with Ainola. Contract forms and the price list are provided by the National Board of Antiquities / the National Museum.
In case you are planning to publish material, please contact museum personnel in advance.
Conforming to photographing instructions is required of all visitors.
HOW TO FIND AINOLA
The R train stops at the train stop named Ainola, from which there is approximately a 10 to 15 minutes’ walk (abt 1 km, a little more than half a mile) to Ainola’s gate.
The R train also stops at the station in Järvenpää. Then the walk to Ainola is a little longer, 2.5 km, about a mile and a half.
You can take a bus from Kamppi in Helsinki to the direction of Järvenpää and Mäntsälä. There is a bus stop only 200 m / 220 yrds from the gate to Ainola.
If you use the Tuusula-Järvenpää road (i.e. the Sibelius route), you drive into a roundabout approx. 2 km south of Järvenpää. From this traffic circle you should take the exit to east, to Poikkitie (145). From this road you turn right almost immediately, to Ainolankatu, which will lead you directly to Ainola. If you approach Järvenpää from the direction of the Lahti route (south exit towards Järvenpää) or the Old Lahti Road, you will again come to a roundabout. This time you exit westwards to Poikkitie and have to drive a while (some minutes) until you see the sign for Ainola, at which you will turn left to Ainolankatu and towards Ainola.
There is a bike rack inside the gates at Ainola. In June-August, it is possible to rent a bike for a day at a place near Järvenpää railway station. Bikes are also available for hire at the Järvenpää Art Museum (Järvenpään Taidemuseo).
The parking area is located at the northern end of Ainola, outside the gates. There is room for three busses. There are two handicap slots in the parking lot.
The building with ticket sales and café is fully accessible. There is also a handicapped toilet there. On the porch of the museum building there is a handicap elevator. The personnel will assist with the use of the elevator.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT AINOLA
At the side of the parking area there is an information board on Ainola and Lake Tuusula.
At the northern end of the café building there are two large picnic tables for the use of larger groups (e.g. of school children) to use for enjoying snacks and packed lunches.
There are four guest toilets in the café building, as well as the handicap toilet. Next to the ticket sales, there are lockers that you can use to store personal belongings during your visit.
PERSONNEL AT AINOLA
Museum Director, Ms Hanne Selkokari
hanne.selkokari(at)ainola.fi, tel. +358 50 350 3819
Gardener Ms Oona Niiranen
oona.niiranen(at)ainola.fi, tel. +358 40 836 9399
From May to September 2018, there are eight guides working at Ainola:
Anne Vuoroksa, Petra Cornér, Arttu Koski, Eetu Seppälä, Oiva Kumpulainen, Kaari Freese, Sara Kivisaari ja Liisa Anastasiadis
You can reach our Ainola guides at:
email@example.com, tel. +358 9 287 322 (during opening hours)