Libraries, museums and cultural venues in Espoo reopen gradually – latest information

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2020-05-08 15:24

Updated on 29 June 2020

On 6 May, the Government adopted a resolution on the gradual dismantling of restrictive measures. The Espoo City libraries, museums and cultural venues are now open.

Starting from 1 June 2020 and until further notice, all gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 50 persons. This also applies to cultural events. Gatherings up to 500 persons are possible under certain conditions. 

Private and third-sector activities in the city will also comply with the Government’s decisions.

Libraries

All locations of Espoo City Library are open in the summer, but some restrictions are still in place. The makerspaces and their equipment are not in use. Read more in this article.

Museums

The museums that have been closed reopen to the public on 1 June under certain conditions. The Farmstead Museum Glims, the Helinä Rautavaara Museum, the Lagstad School Museum and the Exhibition Centre WeeGee are open as of Tuesday, 2 June 2020, under their normal opening hours. The Pentala Archipelago Museum opens on 6 June under its normal opening hours. The Villa Museum Villa Rulludd opens on 7 June. The Gallen-Kallela Museum opens its doors on 1 June.

Orchestra

The Tapiola Sinfonietta will try to start its concert season in September as normally as possible. However, we will take into account any special arrangements required due to the coronavirus situation. We will later announce when the autumn season’s programme will be published and tickets become available. You can watch videos of the Tapiola Sinfonietta’s concerts on the kotona247.fi website and on orchestra’s YouTube channel.

Cultural venues

Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora, Espoo Cultural Centre, Sellosali and Karatalo will be open during events as of 1 June 2020. Kannusali will open its doors in August 2020 after its renovation has been completed. Read more in this news article.