In English

Hotel and Restaurant Museum is specialized 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.

Address: Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 G 60
00180 Helsinki Finland
Tel: +358 44 747 4110
Exhibitions: Tue-Sun 11-18, Wed 11-20
Closed: Mondays
Admission fee: 10 e (adults)
5 e (pensioners, students)
Helsinki Card and Museum Card accepted. Free admission on the last Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m to 8 p.m.
Free admission for visitors under age of 15 years.
Guided tour:  75 e + 5 e/person
120 e (on weekends) + 5 e/person


Taste Matters

8.10.2021 – 

Food and drink culture is never permanent, it continues to change all the time. It is influenced by individuals, communities, society, and the state.

The exhibition takes you to places where food and drink culture is formed and modified.

We all have our own personal perspective on food and drink culture, that is, on eating and drinking and everything that goes with them. As the saying goes, “there’s no accounting for taste”. However, discussion is in order anyway!

Taste of History – Guided tours for groups

Deepen your experience with a guided tour. Guided tours to the exhibition are available in English and Finnish. The tours last approximately 45 minutes. Maximum group size 20 people.

We offer also virtual guided tours.

We recommend:

Happy Hour – exciting details about the prohibition era in Finland and the establishment of state alcohol monopoly Alko. Your guide will be a waitress from the 1930s.

Let’s Feast – learn about the Finnish culinary culture during the last hundred years. With this tour you can also order tasting menu with few small alcohol drinks explaining the Finnish drinking habits.

Wish you were beer – tour offers you different perspectives on beer and its significance in Finnish cultural heritage and history.

by email varaukset(at)
by phone  +358 (0)44 747 4106

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 600 m from the station.
8 (Kaapelitehdas)

More information: Helsinki city Transport