Ateneum Art Museum Helsinki

Ateneum Art Museum Helsinki

What is Ateneum?

Ateneum is an art museum in Helsinki, Finland and one of the three museums forming the Finnish National Gallery. It is located in the centre of Helsinki on the south side of Rautatientori square close to Helsinki Central railway station. It has the biggest collections of classical art in Finland. Previously the Ateneum building also housed the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and University of Art and Design Helsinki, but has solely been a museums since 1991. The Ateneum building is owned by Senate Properties (Finnish: Senaatti-kiinteistöt), the government real estate provider.

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Ateneum is a jewel in the heart of the Helsinki for classic art lovers. Permanent Finnish art exhibition is complimented by world class rotating art exhibitions. Easy to access and truly appetite-pleasing for art lovers who visit Helsinki

How to Get to Ateneum Art Museum?

Address: Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

From Downtown Helsinki:

  1. Opposite of Central Railway station, walk across
  2. Easy to walk to from Kamppi Center
  3. Reachable by citybike
  4. Central Railway Station is just moments away from Ateneum
  5. Busses heading to Elielinaukio or Rautatientori are very close to Ateneum
  6. Trams 1-7 and 9 all stop at Rautatieasema tram station

Contact information:

Phone: +358(0)29 4500401


What to do at Ateneum Art Museum?

Inside Ateneum Art Museum

Three main reasons to visit Ateneum:

  1. Visit the permanent exhibition to see classic Finnish paintings and art pieces
  2. See current rotating exhibition. To know what is currently on, see:
  3. The gift shop has many good ideas for souvenirs and things you can not find elsewhere.

Nearby Ateneum

During summertime, there are many terraces to enjoy alcohol while taking in the sun. Ateneum is literally in the heart of the city, so heading to dinner or lunch afterwards gives you full of choices. Short distance walk to Kauppatori or Tuomiokirkko, maybe even go and take a ferry to Suomenlinna.


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