Opening hours

1.1.-31.3.2023


Exceptions to opening hours

  • On public holidays, the branches of the National Archives are closed.
  • On the eve of the holidays, the ranches are open 9 am–4 pm.

Helsinki

  • Tuesday–Friday 9 am–4 pm.
  • Extended opening hours on reading rooms on Wednesdays 9 am–7 pm. The extended hours start on 11.1.
  • Material from Rauhankatu is delivered to the reading room until 2:30 pm (delivery time max. 90 minutes).
  • Deliveries of material from Siltavuori are made once per day.
  • Deliveries of material from Hallituskatu are made once per day from Tuesday to Thursday.

Hämeenlinna

  • Tuesday–Thursday 9 am–4 pm.
  • Extended opening hours on reading rooms on Thursdays in even weeks 9 am–6 pm. The extended hours start on 12.1.
  • Material is delivered to the reading room 9 am–11 am and 1 pm–3 pm. 

The Sámi Archives, Inari

  • Monday–Thursday 9 am–4 pm
  • Book an appointment for a visit at least 3 business days in advance: saamelaisarkisto@kansallisarkisto.fi or tel. 050 408 3062.
  • The Sámi Archives' reading room services are closed from 30 January to 6 February 2023. The archive's e-mail and phone will be answered as usual from January 30 to February 2, 2023.

Joensuu

  • Wednesday–Friday 9 am–4 pm.
  • Extended opening hours on reading rooms on Wednesdays in even weeks 9 am–6 pm. The extended hours start on 11.1.
  • Material is delivered to the reading room on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 am–11 am and 12 noon–3 pm.
  • Note: On Fridays, the reading room is open on a self-service basis, meaning that only materials delivered to the research room in advance are available to customers.

Jyväskylä

  • Wednesday–Friday 9 am–4 pm.
  • Material is delivered to the reading room on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 am–11 am and 12 noon–3 pm.
  • Note: On Fridays, the reading room is open on a self-service basis, meaning that only materials delivered to the research room in advance are available to customers.

Mikkeli

  • Thursday-Friday 9 am–4 pm.
  • Material from Pirttiniemenkatu is delivered to the reading room 9 am–11 am and 1 pm–3 pm.
  • Material from the central archives is delivered to the reading room once per day. Requests for materials must be made the previous day before 2 pm at the latest. 

Oulu

  • Thursday–Friday 9 am–4 pm.
  • Request for materials must be made in advance. On Thursdays and Fridays, requests made on site are delivered to the reading room once a day. Requests made by 10 am will be delivered the same day.

Turku

  • Wednesday–Friday 9 am–4 pm.
  • Extended opening hours on reading room on Wednesdays in even weeks 9 am–6 pm. The extended hours start 11.1.
  • Material is delivered to the reading room 9 am–11 am and 12 noon–3 pm.

Vaasa

  • The reading room is open from 11.1 onwards by prior reservation in even weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm and on Fridays from 9 am to 3:30 pm. 
  • Requests for material must be made primarily through Astia access service.
  • Book an appointment for a visit via e-mail: vaasa@kansallisarkisto.fi.
  • The e-mail address is only intended for appointment bookings, and it is not used to answer other inquiries.
  • Appointments can also be made by telephone (tel. +358 29 533 7300) 10 am-12 noon and 1 pm-3 pm. Telephone reservations must be made no later than the day before the visit.