Mummolaakso - A Moominvalley for older lesbians and bisexual women

Mummolaakso (Granny valley) is a non-profit association that works to promote solidarity, social interaction and well-being especially among older lesbians and bisexual women in Finland. The name Mummolaakso is inspired by Muumilaakso (Moominvalley), the home of fantastical yet very human Moomin creatures invented by the Finnish author and lesbian icon Tove Jansson.

The organization is based in Helsinki but offers support to local initiatives nationwide. We cooperate with the Turku-based association Turun Seudun Mummolaakso and the Mummolaakso peer group operating in Tampere. Mummolaakso is a member of the national LGBTI rights organization SETA and the Feminist Association Unioni.

Meeting like-minded lezzies, staying active, and ageing with pride

Since its foundation in 1994 Mummolaakso has sought to make life more enjoyable for lesbians and bisexual women in all periods of life, including old age. We arrange regular dances, visits to cultural events, outdoor recreation, weekend trips, discussions, reading circles and other events. Although Mummolaakso caters to the tastes of middle-aged and older women, many of the activities are equally of interest to younger dykes and queers. All activities are run on a volunteer basis. Mummolaakso cooperates with SETA's work involving lgbtiq seniors.

We encourage visitors, new-Finns, foreign residents and others interested in the Helsinki lesbian scene to check out coming events on our calendar. Listed below are those where knowledge of Finnish language is not important, more things to do on the Finnish pages.

Petanque in Töölö Sat, 30th Sep at 1 PM

Eteläinen Hesperiankatu 27, 00100 Helsinki

Petanque, suitable for everyone, is played on the Taivallahti sand field, between Pohjoinen and Eteläinen Hesperiankatu on the west side of Runeberginkatu. Apollonkatu tram and bus stops and Hesperian Esplanadi's public toilet are nearby.

Bring your own boules if you have them. If desired, afternoon continues with after-games at a nearby café or bar.

Game invitation is weather permitting.

Autumn party in the spirit of Kekri Fri 20.10. at 6 pm - 0 am

Restaurant Botta, 2nd floor ballroom, Museokatu 10, 00100 Helsinki

In the time of Kekri, no more work is done than necessary. On Friday close your laptop lid in time and head to Botta! A free zone from October grayness, Granny Valley dances invite you to join in the fun mood, live & face-to-face.

Long-time professional DJ Awa takes care of the music. DJ Awa has played and plays with the biggest artists in Finland in the most popular places in Finland. Awa also runs several club nights in Helsinki.

I mainly play pieces with my own twist that you can grab, raise your hands in the air and sing along with. I'm no stranger to any genre, but stylish and sexy remixes are my thing!

The first hour is earmarked for couple dancing. In addition to the spacious ballroom, a small cabinet is also available for more relaxed hanging out and exchange of bountiful summer memories.

Women (cis & trans) of all ages interested in lesbian company, 18-y.o. upwards, let's party! If you use a wheelchair or rollator, telescopic ramps are available from the staff for the stairs at the front door, and a platform lift up to the 2nd floor.

Tickets are sold on the spot by card or cash €17 / members €12 (Mummolaakso or Seta member organizations) plus a few € lobby service fee.


Members pay a reduced price in Mummolaakso events and get 4 times a year a Finnish-language newsletter by email, with the latest news and updates on activities. Annual membership fee is 30€ / 20€ (low income)/ 100€ (supporting membership).

Fill in the membership form and we will send you a confirmation with an invoice for the current year's membership.

You can also buy membership card at Mummolaakso's parties. Keep your email and postal address up to date to get the membership card and bulletins posted to you.



Social media facebook (closed group), facebook (open info page), Instagram

Post Mummolaakso ry, c/o Feminist Association Unioni, Bulevardi 11 A 1, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

We warmly welcome new volunteers and suggestions for cooperation!

Who we are

Chair: Minna Hirvonen

Vice chair: Virva Hepolampi

Board members & vice members: Anitta, Anneli, Johanna, Liisa, Miia, Nina, Suvi, Teija, Tiina, and Ursula.