Ateneum in the sun
Photo: Ville Malja

Arrival and accessibility

The Ateneum is closed to the public due to ventilation renovation starting 28 March 2022. The museum will reopen on 14 April 2023. Read more

Contact information

Address: Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
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The Ateneum’s information desk: tel. +358 (0)294 500 401, email: ainfo [a] (during the museum’s opening hours)

Operator (Finnish National Gallery): tel. +358 (0)294 500 200 (on weekdays 8:00–16:15)

The Ateneum’s main entrance is on the Kaivokatu side. The accessible entrance is on the Ateneuminkuja side.


The Ateneum is well connected by public transport, as it is located next to the main railway station. The nearest metro stations are Rautatientori and the University of Helsinki (about a 200-metre walk). For more information on public transport connections, please visit Helsinki Regional Transport.

No parking is available at the Ateneum. The nearest car park is P-WTC(fees apply).

Charter buses can drop off and pick up customers in front of the Ateneum on the Kaivokatu side.

There are bicycle racks in the parks on both sides of the Ateneum.

Floor plans

Learn more about accessibility

The information desk is located on the first floor.

The ticket offices are located on the first floor. Admission to the Ateneum Art Museum is free for assistants, interpreters and support persons for people with disabilities.

An accessible entrance with a lift is located on the Ateneuminkuja side of the museum. Wheelchairs are available for loan from the ticket offices.

Guide dogs and service dogs are welcome in the Ateneum.

The cloakroom is located behind the main staircase, next to the courtyard.
Lockers are also available.

The lift to the upper floors is located near the cloakroom. In the collections exhibition Stories of Finnish Art there is a lift from gallery 12 (New expression) to gallery 13 (Classics).

Raised plans of the Ateneum building are located at the information desk and the cloakroom.

Magnifying glasses are available for loan at the information desk.

An induction loop system is installed in the auditorium and at the information desk.

Guided tours are also available in sign-language.

Workshops can be tailored for people with disabilities.

Amplified headsets are available for guided tours. Enquiries in advance at or by phone at +358 294 500 500.

The café is located on the first floor and is wheelchair-accessible from the courtyard.

The museum shop is located in the indoor courtyard.

Toilets are located on the first floor near the cloakroom.

A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located on the first floor next to the cloakroom.

The childcare room is located on the ground floor next to the cloakroom.

Pushchairs are available for loan at the cloakroom.