Ateneum

Ateneum, Helsinki: Hours, Address, Ateneum Reviews: 4.5/5

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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The area
Address
Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki 00100 Finland
Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Rautatientori • 3 min walk
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 4 min walk
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4.5
1,099 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
406
Average
107
Poor
28
Terrible
8

Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,677 contributions
Outi Heiskanen Exhibition
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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leffex
Pietarsaari, Finland2,427 contributions
Ilja Repin at Ateneum
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, Finland1,517 contributions
Repin in Ateneum
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
Vantaa, Finland20,677 contributions
Magnus Enckell exhibition
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
Each to their own
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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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,677 contributions
Number one art museum in Helsinki
Sep 2020
This centrally located museum has Finland's oldest and largest collection of art.

In addition to the beloved Finnish classics, the museum offers interesting temporary exhibitions.

On our visit, there was a small exhibition by a unique artist couple Karin and Åke Hellman from Porvoo.

The stunning museum building from 1887 is a sight itself.
Written 13 October 2020
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Sofia M
Helsinki, Finland397 contributions
Lazy Sunday
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great stroll around ateneum
Again. Never a disappointment- always gives you insight to the Finnish cultureand history. Worth going..
Written 12 July 2020
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,677 contributions
Stunning art museum
Jul 2020
This museum is the must-see art museum Helsinki. It is located in a beautiful building from 1887.

Alongside the permanent collections of Finnish masterpieces, there are always some new exhibitions.

On our visit, there was a new exhibition called 'Inspiration - Contemporary Art & Classics'. It presented interesting art that has inspiration from iconic masterpieces but is created by today’s artists.
Written 7 July 2020
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JohnSacramento
1 contribution
Waste of money ( 15 euros )
Nov 2019
This place was boring, paintings lack creativity , we felt this was a waste of 15 euro entrance ticket per person .
Written 14 May 2020
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Mariai
54 contributions
The perfect place to enjoy a day at a museum
Aug 2019 • Couples
The building is so beautiful. I enjoy the staircases when going from floor to floor. Sometimes I enjoy the surroundings more than the art on display. I love the place.
Written 8 May 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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