Abundant collection

The Ateneum Art Museum has the country’s oldest and largest art collection. It tells not only the story of Finnish art, but also how the art field was developed here. This narrative is recorded in
acquisitions of work, documents, oral histories and accounts.

Stories of Finnish Art. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

Stories of Finnish Art collection display

The Ateneum collection includes many iconic works with starring roles in the history of Finnish art.

Stories of Finnish Art
Stories of Finnish Art - Ateneum's collection display. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

Paintings and sculptures

Ateneum Art Museum houses the largest collection of paintings and sculptures in Finland. There are a total of over 4,300 paintings and over 750 sculptures.

Paintings and sculptures
Japanese woodcuts. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Henri Tuomi

Prints and drawings

Ateneum Art Museum houses the largest and most extensive collection of Finnish prints in the country, dating from late 19th century to the present day.

Prints and drawings
Suomen taiteen tarina -kokoelmanäyttely Ateneumin taidemuseossa. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Jenni Nurminen

International collection

Ateneum’s handsome international collection consists of over 650 works of art; paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints.

International collection

Provenance research

Provenance research is an inherent part of museum work. Information pertaining to provenance and context, i.e. information about previous owners and about the use of artefacts, contributes to the museum value of an object or a work of art in the highest degree.

Provenance research

Art abroad

Loans are a major part of museum work. For example in 2013, there were over six hundred works of art lent from Ateneum’s collection to different exhibitions. The aim of lending is to mobilise Ateneum’s collection, to show it to as wide an audience as possible, both domestically and internationally. Ateneum is a part of the Finnish National Gallery, and making the beloved classic works of art available for people even outside our own walls is one of our basic missions.

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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.


Admission fees

15 € Normal admission
13 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds
14 € S Privilege Card holders
24/20 € Combined ticket to Ateneum and Kiasma

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


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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 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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