Friends of the Museum
The purpose of Helsingin kaupunginmuseon ystävät ry (Friends of the Helsinki City Museum Association) is to support the work of the Helsinki City Museum and raise Helsinkians’ awareness of museum operations.
The association provides its members with opportunities to deepen their knowledge of the history of Helsinki and the surrounding areas by arranging a wide range of activities. It organises presentations and discussions on interesting topics as well as expert-guided trips and visits to various locations, including places that are not commonly open to the public. The association was founded in 1988, and it has over 400 members.
Join the Friends of the Museum!
The Friends of the Helsinki City Museum Association brings together people interested in the history of Helsinki and the surrounding areas. Becoming a member opens doors to unique sites, events and museum activities.
As a member
- you will get to participate in the association’s presentation and discussion events, trips and visits
- you will be invited to the openings of Helsinki City Museum exhibitions
- you will receive a 30% discount on publications produced by the museum and on the museum shop’s own products
- your membership fee will contribute significantly to the operation of the Helsinki City Museum.
In 2023, the annual fee for actual members is EUR 30. The membership fee amount is decided by the annual meeting of the association. You can become a member online by filling in the form below or in person by visiting the Helsinki City Museum’s info desk. Members are obliged to pay the membership fee decided by the annual meeting of the association. The invoice for paying the membership fee for the following year will be sent automatically. You can end your membership by sending a notification saying that you wish to end your membership to kaupunginmuseon.ystavat(at)gmail.com.
For further information, please contact Marianne Vainikka, secretary of the association (tel +358 50 351 6493) on Mondays and Fridays 16.00–18.00. The chairperson of the association is Mila Hännikäinen (mila.hannikainen(at)kolumbus.fi). You can also send any questions that you may have to kaupunginmuseon.ystavat(at)gmail.com.
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Mrs Berta Fazer, Consul Frans Stockmann and Mrs Edit Stockmann in the South Harbour in 1910. Photo: Sven Strindberg / Helsinki City Museum