Welcome to Amos Rex! This page is for children and those visiting the museum with a child. Read it, perhaps together, before your visit!
Meet Ou. Ou likes children, for they often understand it better than grown-ups. You see, it is sometimes difficult for Ou to control its feelings, not to mention energy. Now you can follow Ou on the kids own art tour!
Egypt of Glory
9 Oct 2020 – 21 Mar 2021
Amos Rex is turned into a time machine that takes you on a journey to ancient Egypt!
In the Egypt of Glory exhibition, you may run into a fish palette that brags about its age, a protector god who likes to get naked and a cat mummy who thinks that all animals should be kings today. These and several other characters will introduce themselves to you in the exhibition’s friend book. The friend book is handed out to everyone at the entrance for free, and it is yours to keep. At the end of the friend book, you’ll also find a page for you, the visitor, to fill out!
The friend book is your travel guide, which you can use when moving around the exhibition. On its pages, your exhibition friends will introduce themselves, tell about ancient Egypt and assign small tasks. The booklet also includes a map of the exhibition, along with a glossary. Each character will tell you about their own section, helping you move through the exhibition.
At the exhibition, you’ll find actual mummies and sacred objects. Neat, right? You may explore and admire them, but we kindly ask that you conduct yourself most respectfully around the objects. They are entirely unique and irreplaceable. They’re also fragile – don’t forget their respectable thousands of years of age!
NB! The exhibition contains animal and human mummies, along with parts that deal with death and life after death. It’s good to be prepared to discuss the subject. The rooms are slightly dim, which may make them exciting. The exhibition does not contain content unsuitable for children, but seeing a mummy may be frightening. If you wish, you can skip these rooms, which have been marked o the exhibition map. Discussion guides are also happy to help, should you have any questions!
The museum’s main entrance is in the Lasipalatsi (glass palace), on the Mannerheimintie side. An accessible entrance is located on Lasipalatsi Square.
Everyone under 18 years of age gets free admission; you will get an admission sticker at the ticket counter. Ticket counters are at the museum’s main entrance and in the museum gift shop, which is closer to the accessible door and elevators.
|Space for keeping some baby carriages can be found at the end of the storage lockers in the cloakroom. Baby carriages can, however, be taken into the exhibitions.
Strollers can also be borrowed, if needed, at the cloakroom.
|A childcare station is available next to the cloakroom.|
|Breast-feeding is allowed anywhere in the museum, except for the exhibition space. If the Studio Rex workshop is free, it can be used as a rest area and for eating snacks. The staff will be glad to assist!|
|Ear protectors for children can also be borrowed at the cloakroom.|
A museum’s main task is to care for the artworks so that they can be preserved intact forever. Museums also have rules, which must be obeyed so that everyone’s visit can be as pleasant as possible.
Important things to remember throughout your visit:
- The artworks must not be touched, not even by a little tap of the finger, unless it is clearly stated otherwise. This is because they could be damaged, dirtied or corroded. Did you know that the natural grease on our fingertips can, for instance, leave a mark on a hard bronze sculpture that can never be cleaned off? Even if nothing at first can be perceived with the naked eye.
- A good distance must be kept between yourself and the artworks, even if you would like to get a close look. Just think, even someone stumbling or sneezing could harm an artwork. It’s good to keep a distance to avoid any accidents.
- Visitors must walk through the museum calmly. You can be excited, but must not run. That’s because if you ran, you could trip and fall, and thereby damage irreplaceable cultural treasures.
- You certainly don’t need to be silent in the museum. Discuss the art, debate, share your opinions! But we ask that you take the other visitors into consideration, so that everyone has a pleasant museum visit.
- Emotions are allowed in the museum. If you feel like laughing, laugh, and if you feel like crying, that’s OK too.
You must obey any instructions given by the museum staff. They are really nice people, and there’s no need to be shy of them. You can ask the museum staff all kinds of things, they know the museum inside out. On hand are also special guides whose job is to discuss with you – about the art or something else entirely. You will recognize the museum staff by their shiny golden jackets!
Services booked in advance
If you want to explore the exhibition in more depth, we recommend booking a guided tour. The tour is suitable for adults and children, and both smaller (min. 1 person) as well as larger (max. 10 people) groups.
Our guides cannot wait to welcome you to Amos Rex!