Ateneum Art Museum

Stories of Finnish Art

Classics with a twist

Rediscover your favourite works of art and fall in love with new ones. Our doors are open to you in the heart of Helsinki. Welcome!

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The history of the Ateneum Art Museum and its collections

The Finnish Art Society’s collections were first exhibited in Ateneum on 13 October 1888.

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Ateneum 1890. Photo: Daniel Nyblin

Ateneum building

The Ateneum building celebrated its inauguration on 18 November 1887. The new art forum was a momentous achievement for the Finnish cultural establishment, albeit that its inception was the subject of heated controversy and debate.

The building was dubbed among its contemporaries as a “Palace of a million marks”.

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Opening hours

Tue, Fri 10am–6pm
Wed, Thurs 10am–8pm
Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Mondays closed

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

EXCEPTIONAL OPENING HOURS

Admission fees

15 € Normal admission
13 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds
14 € S Privilege Card holders

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

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Contact information

Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki +358 (0)294 500 401 ainfo@ateneum.fi

Accessibility

Please take a look at our accessibility services here.

Details on accessibility
Guided tours

(Mon-Fri 9-15) +358 (0)294 500 500

Museum Shop

Welcome to Finnish National Gallery webshop! You can buy products from Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma or Sinebrychoff Art Museum collections.
Ateneum museum shop's tel.: +358 (0)294 500 434.

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ATENEUM BISTRO

Ateneum Bistro offers classic Finnish bistro cuisine with a modern twist. Lunch from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00. Café-type food is also served.

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