Ateneum
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
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  • Rautatientori • 3 min walk
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 4 min walk
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Jouni L
Turku, Finland763 contributions
Mar 2022
Iconic national art museum of Finland. Visit here is definately worth while, Finnish and international paintings.
Written 20 March 2022
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Betts95
Sevenoaks, UK351 contributions
Feb 2022
We visited quite a few art galleries while on our trip to Helsinki and this was by far our favourite! It had a good variety of artwork on show with a lot of different displays.
Written 2 March 2022
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Jen B
Silver Spring, MD70 contributions
Feb 2022
Loved the curated exhibits on Women of Finland and by a pair of artists challenging new frontiers in photography. Other exhibitions are nice too, although a relatively small museum. Can recommend the cafe for some nice coffee / tee / pulla
Written 28 February 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
Feb 2022
We visit this leading art museum in Finland at least three times per year. We have Finnish museum cards (around 70 euros per year) and don't have to pay for the entrance.

On the top 3rd floor are always changing exhibitions. This time, there were two new exhibitions for us: The Modern Woman and Dialogue by Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala.

The Modern Woman exhibition showcased the art by Finnish women artists in the decades of 20th-century modernism. There were works from many famous Finnish artists like Helene Schjerfbeck, Ellen Thesleff, Eila Hiltunen, and Laila Pullinen.

The Dialogue exhibition was a photography exhibition. Brotherus and Rantala had selected inspirational old photos by their departed colleagues and had created companion pieces for them.

Both exhibitions were quite interesting but I am not sure if they would have been worth the normal entrance fee of 18 euros. We have seen the more interesting permanent exhibitions so many times.
Written 22 February 2022
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OliwaVasicek
London, UK502 contributions
Nov 2021
I hadn't been back to the Ateneum for years, but I'm glad I made the return trip. This place is an institution and contains so much classic art, but their temporary exhibitions really are on another level. I chanced to visit the Outi Heiskanen exhibit and am so glad I got such an immersive introduction and education into one of modern Finland's most important artists (who I admit, as a foreign expat only recently permanently moved to Finland, I did not know about).
Written 21 November 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
Oct 2021
Ateneum is the most popular art museum in Finland. The stunning Neo-Renaissance building is from 1887.

On our visit, it was the first day for a new very comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the art by Outi Heiskanen.

The arts academician Outi Heiskanen (born 1937) is one of the most famous Finnish artists still alive. Heiskanen is a virtuoso printmaker. She is also known as a pioneer of performance art and environmental art.

Although we are not huge fans of this kind of art, it took us one hour to explore the exhibition that is on the whole 3rd floor. It is a miracle that somebody has managed to make so many artworks.
Written 14 October 2021
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Leif B
Pietarsaari, Finland2,665 contributions
Aug 2021
I visited Ateneum to see their exhibition of the famous Russian painter Ilja Repin. The exhibition was really interesting and comprehensive, showing many of the artists most famous paintings. But it was near that I had missed it. Now during the covid19 the museum can’t take in so many visitors as usual, so you have to book the ticket in advance. I had booked a ticket to 2 p.m. and my train from Jakobstad should depart at 8.31 a.m. and I should arrive at Helsinki 12.35 p.m., so I had plenty of time to go to the museum. But the 8.31 train was cancelled due to electric problems at the track, so couldn’t arrive in time. The next train should depart at 11.34 a.m. and then I should arrive at 15.35 p.m. I phone the museum and told them about the problem and if I can change the booking to 4 p.m. The lady in phone sad, that they usually don’t change bookings, but she will ask the staff and they sad that I can change the booking to 4 p.m. I’m so happy that the staff was so flexible that I got an opportunity to see the Repin exhibition.
Written 30 August 2021
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,570 contributions
Aug 2021
Just a beautiful old building in the center of Helsinki. The building itself is worth to see.
Visited Ateneum to see the Ilja Repin art exhibition. It was well organized and roomy enough. The Repin art exhibition was really good and of course I must praise the Ateneum basic art collection which shows all the Finnish masters.

Staff was friendly and helpful; it was a rainy day so they lent umbrellas to people who queued outdoors.
Written 9 August 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
Nov 2020
Before the pandemic lockdown, we managed to see this stunning exhibition.

Magnus Enckell (1870–1925) was a known Finnish symbolist painter. He was one of the most significant names during the golden age of Finnish art in 1880-1910.

Magnus Enckell is best known for painting naked men and boys.

Another very known painter Hugo Simberg was his good friend. Together they decorated the interior of Tampere Cathedral in 1904-1906.
Written 14 January 2021
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Erika
Vastra Frolunda, Sweden13 contributions
Oct 2020
Look, art is in the beholder. I just didn’t particularly like this bunch of art. And the fact I had to shell out 15 euros, I wasn’t overly impressed.
Written 30 October 2020
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Ateneum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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