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Ateneum Art Museum (c) Ville Malja / Ateneum
Ateneum's museum shop (c) Yehia Ewewis/National Gallery
Ateneum Art Museum (c) Visit Helsinki

Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum houses the largest collections of art in Finland with more than 20,000 works of art from the 1750s to the 1950s.
The changing exhibitions are on display on the ground floor and in the exhibition halls on the second floor. Ateneum also organises various workshops, guided tours and other programme. The Ateneum building was designed by the architect Theodor Höijer and it was completed in 1887. Ateneum Art Museum is part of the Finnish National Gallery.

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Kaivokatu 2
FI-00100 Helsinki

Opening hours

Mon closed, Tue, Fri 10–18, Wed-Thu 10–20, Sat-Sun 10–17.

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Accessible entrance with a lift on the Ateneuminkuja side of the museum. Wheelchairs, canes and wheeled walkers available for loan from the information desk. All floors can be reached by lift. Accessible toilet in the bottom floor.

Other meeting facilities

The premises can be used for banquets and private events, the museum's own activities permitting. The museum's facilities can be used for private purposes for more than 200 people outside the museum's opening hours.