2-hour Architecture Walk in Helsinki

July 2–August 31
Tue–Sat 11 am – 1 pm
Image: Heinrich Iffland (1922–1939) / MFA
“You can say that the measure of Finnish architecture is its human scale and its embrace of nature.”

– phd, political science, Gayle McKeen –


Helsinki is defined by remarkable buildings that reflect its rich history. Learn about Finnish history, people, building materials and techniques that make Helsinki the attractive city it is today. The Museum of Finnish Architecture organises architecture walks throughout July and August 2019. 
Every day from Tuesday till Saturday at 11 am
Departure: Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 10/5€
Language: English
Tuesday: Tour in Historical Helsinki
Wednesday: Tour in Ullanlinna
Thursday: Tour in Historical Helsinki
Friday: Tour in Eliel Saarinen's Helsinki
Saturday: Tour in Ullanlinna
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no tours in June 19–20.


Housing for Helsinki (Käpylä and Vallila Districts)


From the garden suburb to the large apartment block. This tour explores two neighborhoods northeast of the Helsinki city centre created by the collaboration of the city and private housing associations to provide housing for Helsinki residents between 1920 and 1950.


The tour group will travel by tram from the Museum of Finnish Architecture, so participants must have either a day or tickets for three separate journeys on their phone.


Sat 27 July 14:30-17:00

Sat 10 August 14:30-17:00

Sat 17 August 14:30-17:00

Sat 24 August 14:30-17:00


Departure: Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 10/5€
Language: English

About the organiser

Architecture walks are organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The guide, Gayle McKeen, is an experienced tour guide, who has conducted walking tours in Chicago for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago and has taught at major universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.