In English

Hotel and Restaurant Museum is specialised in the history of hotels, restaurants, cafés, tourism and Finnish culinary culture. The permanent exhibition covers the history of catering and also the history of alcoholic beverages and sales of alcohol in Finland. Guidance by arrangement.HC2016_banneri_140x350px (002)

Address: Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 G 60
00180 Helsinki Finland
Tel: +358 44 747 4110
Exhibitions: Tue-Sun 11-18
Closed on Mondays and 6.12., 24.-26.12., 1.1., 9.1.-13.2.2017
Admission fee: 7 e (adults)
4 e (pensioners, students and children)
Helsinki Card and Museum Card accepted.
 Guided tour:  70 e + 4 e/person
120 e (on weekends) + 4 e/person



At Your Service

Piccolo Palveluksessanne!-näyttelyssä. Kuva: Hanne Granberg.At this exhibition You can find out about Finnish food and drink culture, make a trip to the history of traveling in Finland and enter the world of restaurant and hotel staff.

You will see behind the scenes in hotels, kitchens, restaurants and bars. Peek at a speakeasy and 1930s liquor store, experience a night out at the 1960s, be a star at the karaoke or dance by the rhytms of old favorite songs.

It’s also a mealtime. Find out what are the favorites and first appearances on the Finnish dining table at different times. The Scent bar takes You to the world of spices and herbs.

Experience and enjoy!

Side by side – women at work!

Tarjoilijoita ja keittiöhenkilökuntaa.8.3.2016 – 8.1.2017
Many women have chosen to work in a hotel or restaurant, even though their jobs have not always been appreciated. Together they have overcome the hurdles in working life, such as inequality and wage gaps, and work goes on. The prestige of this predominantly female sector has risen and the training has improved. The tremendous input of women in this field has been recognised. The time has come to celebrate their work – side by side.


Guided tours for groups of up to twenty people

Guided tours to the exhibition are available in English, Swedish and Finnish. The tours last approximately 45 minutes.

by email varaukset(at)
by phone Tue–Fri 9 am –11 am tel. +358 44 747 4109

Reservations are recommended to be made at least one week in advance.

Information service:

Information service is for everyone interested in Finnish culinary culture and the history of travel, hotels, restaurants and cafés in Finland. On the spot it is possible to study museum’s archive materials like menus, bottle labels, photos of restaurants and hotels and also literature. You can also contact us by e-mail.

Open: Tue-Fri by agreement, free entrance

Contact information: tietopalvelu(at)

Map and traffic connections

Metro: Ruoholahti, about 800 m from the station.
20, 65A and 66A (Salmisaari)
8 (Länsisatamankatu)

More information: Helsinki city Transport