In English

Hotel and Restaurant Museum’s exhibitions are closed until October 7th 2021 due to renovations.

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 and 30.11.2020-7.1o.2021
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


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!

Wish you were beer
24.1.2020 – 31.5.2022

The recipe for beer is simple: fresh water, malted cereals, yeast and hops. A few raw materials give rise to a beverage with numerous meanings and roles.

Wish you were beer exhibition offers different perspectives on beer and its significance in Finnish cultural heritage and history. The exhibition explores the production of beer and the factors that influence it, the role of beer in people’s social life, and the society as a regulator of beer drinking people.

The materials and videos featured in the exhibition will guide you through the practice of brewing beer. In the mapping exercise you can test your knowledge of the growing environments of hops and your beer knowledge in the pub quiz. Photographs, objects and advertisements from different eras lead to the memories of bygone times. You can also leave your memoir on a deceased medium-strength beer whose stages and social impact are exposed by the exhibition.

Click here for exhibition texts in English!

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