SIDE PROGRAMS

Sibelius Festival at Ainola

Ainola, home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, will host additional festival events from 30 August until 30 September 2022.

Jean Sibelius lived with his family at Ainola, in Järvenpää, from 1904 until his death. Ainola became the centre of the composer’s life, a place to which it was always good to return after his travels. The family’s home, close to nature near the shore of Lake Tuusulanjärvi, provided Sibelius with the quiet working environment that he needed. Ainola has been a museum since 1974.

Sibelius Festival Benefits:

Discount on admission for festival ticket holders (€13/8/6/2, normally €15/10/8/4) from 30 August until 30 September. Guided tours are included in the admission price, and should be booked in advance at info@ainola.fi.

Tuesday 30 August at 5 pm – special presentation at Ainola: Flora and Fauna: Nature in the Music of Jean Sibelius (in English and Finnish)

Sunday 4 September at 3 pm – Flora and fauna: guided tour of Ainola’s garden and forest

Tuesday 6 September at 5 pm – special presentation at Ainola: Flora and Fauna: Nature in the Music of Jean Sibelius (in English and Finnish)

Our guided tour programme can be found at www.ainola.fi. During the museum’s opening hours, there is a separate programme for children and the ‘Soivat puut’ (‘Musical Trees’) tour in the Ainola forest. For the tour you will need your own smartphone as well as cards showing tree varieties that can be borrowed from the museum’s ticket office.

Guided tours: info@ainola.fi or by phone 0909 287 322 (during opening hours, Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm). Museum Cards and Kaikukortti cards are also valid. Café Aulis is open during the museum’s opening hours, reservations (for groups) aulis@ainola.fi. The museum is open until Friday 30 September 2022.