Practical information

We will gather everything you need to know to get ready for NEMO's European Museum Conference 2023 on this page.

At the conference

  • Public transport and taxi

    Public transport

    Local and regional bus transport is carried out by LSL. The ticket prices are based on traveling zones and customer groups. LSL recommends visitors and tourists to pay with contactless card, mobile tickets (via the app) or day tickets.


    Taxis are reliable in Finland. You may jump in any taxi marked with yellow sign and you’ll have the same price. There are several taxi services in Lahti. Below you will find their websites and phone numbers.

  • Venues

    Most of the conference programme will take place at the main conference venue Sibelius Hall.

    The map gives an overview of the venues and the sessions that take place at the different venues.

    Conference map

    Sibelius Hall
    Ankkurikatu 7
    15140 Lahti

    Parts of the programme will take place at the following venues.

    Museum of Visual Arts Malva
    Päijänteenkatu 9
    15140 Lahti

    Ski Museum Lahti
    Salpausselänkatu 8
    15111 Lahti

  • Conference badge and registration desk

    You get your badge from the NEMO team at the conference registration desk at the Sibelius Hall. You need the conference badge to access the conference events. The registration desk will be staffed:

    • 20 November from 09:00-11:00
    • 21 November from 09:15-11:00

    The NEMO team will always be around to help so even if we wouldn’t be at the registration desk, you’re welcome to come up to us and we will do our best to help.

    Remember to keep your badge in case you want to visit Amos Rex, Finnish National Gallery and/or Oodi in Helsinki on Wednesday 22 November. The badge will give you free access to the museums.

  • Museum visits in Lahti and Helsinki

    In addition to a packed programme with keynotes, presentations and workshops, we have organised visits to some local museums. You enter the museums for free by showing your conference name badge.

    Please note that travel to the museums in Helsinki is organised individually by each conference participant and that there are no specific tours to catch. Instead, we welcome you to explore the exhibitions by yourself, or perhaps together with new connections from the conference.

    Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva (Lahti)

    Malva unites the Lahti Art Museum and the Poster Museum under one roof and offers new and exciting experiences of art, posters and design. The NEMO reception on 20 November at 19:30 takes place at the Malva Museum and they are graciously keeping their exhibitions open exclusively for you from 18:00-20:00. We highly recommend getting to Malva early to see their current exhibitions before we gather for the reception.

    1. Emma Helle, Tamara Piilola and Pia Sirén: Garden of the Future
    2. Sari Soininen: Mindscape
    3. Roots - Treasures from the Collections
    Finnish National Gallery (Helsinki)

    The National Gallery is the largest art museum in Finland and is made up by three museums:

    1. Ateneum Art Museum covers art from the 19th century to the modern era.
    2. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma offers experiences of art and new perspectives on life.
    3. Sinebrychoff Art Museum is the only museum in Finland that specialises in old European art.
    Amos Rex (Helsinki)

    Amos Rex presents new, often experimental, contemporary art. It's located in a functionalist building called Lasipalatsi (‘glass palace’), a landmark of 1930s Finnish modernism. Currently Amos Rex is exhibiting five installations by Japanese composer and artist Ryoji Ikeda. The exhibition draws inspiration from the museums’ architecture and includes two brand new works created by Ikeda on the basis of his immediate spatial experience of the subterranean museum. 

    Oodi Helsinki Central Library (Helsinki)

    Oodi complements the cultural and media hub formed by Helsinki Music Centre, Finlandia Hall, Sanoma House and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Oodi is a non-commercial, urban public space that is open to all.

  • Covid-19 safety measures

    At the moment there are no Covid-19 regulations in Finland which would impact our conference. However, we encourage you to show solidarity with others and only attend if you are feeling healthy and we recommend getting tested before embarking on your travel. Please be mindful of other people's wishes about maintaining distance, not shaking hands, wearing masks etc.

    At all venues, the host is providing us with disinfectant and we ask you to please use it regularly in addition to thoroughly washing your hands.

    Let’s stay healthy while reconnecting and networking!

Before the conference

  • Registration and conference fee

    Registration closed on 31 October 2023. Please get in touch with if you have any questions.

    The conference ticket includes access to all conference offers, including meals and receptions.

    General tickets
    • The conference fee is 180 euro.
    • Students receive a 50% discount (90 euro). Please present student ID.
    Special offers for members of NEMO
    • 2 representatives per NEMO member organisations participate free of charge. Please present NEMO membership number.
    • Additional delegates from the member organisation pay a discounted fee of 130 euro per person. Please present NEMO membership number.
    Special offers for museum colleagues in Lahti and Finland

    We want to encourage participation from our colleagues in Finland to connect with their European colleagues. Therefore, we offer reduced fees for:

    • People working at Finnish museums and heritage organisations, who receive a 50% discount (90 euro).
    • Staff members at museums in Lahti, who attend the conference free of charge.
  • Who is the conference for?

    NEMO's European Museum Conference targets:

    • Museum management, museum educators, curators, sustainability managers, researchers and everybody else active in the museum sector.
    • Representatives from museum umbrella organisations and museum networks.
    • Culture policy makers on national and European level, culture professionals, activists, students, and service providers for museums.
  • Travel

    We recommend that you look into your travel to Lahti as soon as possible. Please consider green travel options such as trains or to off-set the carbon emission caused by your travel.

    Lahti is located about an hour from Helsinki by train or car. Below we have gathered some information regarding travel options from the website of Visit Lahti.

    Train connections from Helsinki Airport to Lahti

    After landing at Helsinki airport, you can easily walk from the arrivals hall to the airport’s railway station and stay indoors the entire way. The fastest connections from Helsinki Airport to Lahti take less than an hour with a change in the city Tikkurila.

    Check timetables and buy a ticket

    Finnlines Ferry to Helsinki or Naantali

    Finnlines offers ferry trips from Germany to Helsinki and from Sweden to Naantali. Pack your car and drive onboard. Ports are conveniently located; the port of Helsinki approximately an hour’s drive from Lahti and Naantali is about 3 hours away.

    More about Finnlines

    Long-distance train and commuter trains from Helsinki

    All long-distance passenger trains stop at Lahti.

    You can reach Lahti once an hour on Helsinki Regional Transport’s Z commuter train. The journey from Helsinki along the fast track takes an hour.

    Regional trains (H trains) travel from Lahti in the directions of Riihimäki–Helsinki and Kouvola–Kotka. They stop at most stations along the way.

    Check timetables and Buy a ticket

    Bus connections to Lahti

    Lahti has excellent bus connections from the Helsinki metropolitan area as well as other places in Finland. Lahti Bus Station is located in the Lahti Travel Centre together with Lahti Railway Station.

    Check timetables and Buy a ticket

  • Accommodation

    The hosting organisation, the Finnish Museums Association has arranged two hotel offers for your stay in Lahti while attending NEMO's European Museum Conference 2023.

    To secure one of the discounts refer to the NEMO European Museum Conference when booking.

    GreenStar Hotels

    GreenStar Hotels offer environmentally friendly accommodation and is the first carbon neutral hotel chain in Finland. Participants can book via until 19 October 2023. Use reservation code "Lahti Museum Conference”.

    • Single room: 99 euro per night
    • Twin room: 109 euro per night
    Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

    Use reservation code "BENEMO112023".

    • Solo standard single room: 127 euro per room per night
    • Solo standard queen or twin room for single use: 129 euro per room per night