Black and white photograph of the early 20th century commercial building that now locates Museum Skogster. Photograph is taken in 1930's.

Skogster Museum

Uncover the fascinating history of Hämeenlinna in Skogster Museum!

Our permanent exhibition “Ooh, Hämeenlinna!” presents the history of Hämeenlinna and Häme region and surprises you with extraordinary facts and funny stories. Discover newspaper scoops that reveal amazing stories about Hämeenlinna and treasures of the museum’s collections!

Skogster Museum is the main location of Hämeenlinna City Museum. It is located in an early 20th century commercial building and is situated next to Hämeenlinna Church in the heart of city centre. The permanent exhibition as well as ticket office, museum shop and reference library are on the ground floor.

Temporary exhibitions and the oldest Savings Bank Museum in the Nordic countries are upstairs. Themes of the temporary exhibitions and events vary from history to the cultural phenomena of our time. We aim to stir thoughts and spark discussions, and sometimes we just dwell on nostalgia.

In 2022, we will bring forth Hämeenlinna sports history.


Our opening hours may vary according to season. Please, check up-to-date opening hours on our website:

We are closed on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Midsummer’s Eve, Midsummer’s Day, Midsummer’s Sunday, Independence Day 6.12. and Christmas 23.–26.12.