Opening hours

Museum

Mon  11.00–17.00
Tue  11.00–17.00
Wed  11.00–17.00
Thu  11.00–17.00
Fri  11.00–17.00
Sat  11.00–17.00
Sun  11.00–17.00

Archives

Mon  10.00–16.00
Tue  8.30–16.00
Wed  8.30–16.00
Thu  8.30–16.00
Fri  8.30–16.00
Sat  –
Sun  –

Exception opening hours:
2.7.2024 - - Closed
3.7.2024 - - Closed
4.7.2024 - - Closed
5.7.2024 - - Closed

Arrival

Museum

The Media Museum and Archives Merkki is located in the Kaartinkaupunki district of Helsinki at the corner of Ludviginkatu and Korkeavuorenkatu.

There are two entrances at 2−4 Ludviginkatu, one of which is fully accessible.  We will open a second accessible entrance on Korkeavuorenkatu during 2024.

The best way to reach Merkki is by public transport. Check the HSL journey planner for more information.

Our location

Archives

The archive is located on the second floor of 28 Korkeavuorenkatu. Visitors can use the outside doorbell and proceed to the second floor via stairs or elevators.

The best way to reach Merkki is by public transport. Check the HSL journey planner for more information.

Our location

Accessibility

Museum

The museum has two entrances at Ludviginkatu 2-4. One of the entrances is accessible and will be opened by request. A new accessible entrance will be opened on the Korkeavuorenkatu side later in 2024.

The museum has two floors. For wheelchair users, there is an elevator providing access to the printing cellar.

The information desk, the coat racks as well as the toilets are situated in the first floor. There are three unisex toilets, and one of them is accessible.

Guide or assistance dogs (and other dogs as well) are warmly welcome to assist their owner during the visit.

Please note that the museum offers Sensory-Friendly Hours on the last Tuesday of each month at 3-5 pm.

When planning your visit, please feel free to contact us: e-mail , tel. +358 20 720 9810.

 

Archives

The entrance to the archives is not entirely accessible. There are steps and thresholds at the front door as well as in the second floor.

The reading room is accessible. There is one unisex, wheel-chair accessible toilet.

Groups and workshops

Museum

We offer free guided tours, workshops, and other tailored events for those wanting to explore the museum in depth.

Contact us for further information about the museum’s services: e-mail ; tel. +358 20 720 9810.

Archives

Presentations to groups can be organised by prior agreement. The tours are free of charge and last approximately one hour.

Contact us for further information: e-mail , tel. +358 40 141 63 05.

Merkki for kids

The exhibitions are suitable for all ages. The Lukemisen ilo – Joy of Reading permanent exhibition is specifically designed for children. Look for the big yellow arch to find the kids’ space. There you can find information on the Aku Ankka (Donald Duck) comic books, explore children’s news and relax in a cosy reading nook.

Merkki offers interactive exhibitions for kids on a changing basis.

Contact us for further information about our services for kids: e-mail ; tel. +358 20 720 9810.