A guide talking with five museum visitor in the exhibition room.
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

For groups

Are you planning to visit the Ateneum with a bunch of friends? Book a guided tour or an exhibition intro and get more out of your visit. See our tips for an enjoyable visit with a group.

Let us know about your group visit 

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

If you are planning to visit with a large group, please contact the Ateneum’s information desk (email ainfo@ateneum.fi) in advance. When we know about your visit, we can make sure that your visit is as enjoyable as possible. 
 

Please remember to check our exceptional opening hours as well. 

Tips for your visit 

We want you to have an inspiring and relaxing visit at the Ateneum. These tips will help make that happen. The museum staff is here for you. Please don’t hesitate to ask us about anything that crosses your mind. 

FAQ

For schools 

We have put together a special information package for schoolchildren and teachers. 

See the tips for schools

Guided tours and exhibition intros 

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

Book a guided tour or an exhibition intro and get more out of your visit. 

Bookings:
Finnish National Gallery sales
sales [a] fng.fi
tel. +358 294 500 500 (Mon–Fri 10:00–14:00)

Upcoming: A Question of Time

Starting on 14 April

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Guided Tour: A Question of Time Collection exhibition

A picture of Pigs and Magpies

This guided tour, led by an Ateneum guide, introduces you to the collection exhibition A Question of Time. The exhibition offers a fresh look at Finland’s oldest and most extensive art collection and its formation. The exhibition and its themes, The Age of Nature, Images of a People, Modern Life, and Art and Power, contribute to the debate on current issues. Alongside the familiar classics, the exhibition also features less frequently displayed works. 

Bookings: 

Finnish National Gallery sales 

sales@fng.fi 

tel. +358 294 500 500 (Mon–Fri 10:00–14:00) 

Tour languages: Finnish/simple Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian 

Price: €115/group + museum entrance fees 

Group size: 1 to 20 people 

Duration: 50 minutes 

My Ateneum – a guided tour of the collection exhibition for schoolchildren

In the photo, young Tove Jansson stands with her hands on her hips.

What is “Your Ateneum” like? What do you find interesting? What doesn’t interest you that much? Do you feel at home or does the place feel totally strange? 

This guided tour offers a glimpse into the history of the museum and an introduction to the exhibition A Question of Time. We also encourage participants to discuss art and offer their interpretations. Art often deals with being human and evokes emotions, so art experiences provide a natural opportunity to practise emotional and interpersonal skills. 

It is important to us that children and young people feel welcome and can actively participate. The methods of guidance and participation vary by age group. 

Bookings: 

Finnish National Gallery sales 

sales@fng.fi 

tel. +358 294 500 500 (Mon–Fri 10:00–14:00) 

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian 

Price: €70  

Group size: max. 25 students 

Duration: 50 minutes 

Upcoming: Albert Edelfelt

5.5.-17.9.2023

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Exhibition intro: Albert Edelfelt

Kuvassa taiteilija Albert Edelfelt seisoo pensseli kädessään 1600-luvun asussa.

In this popular exhibition intro, an expert guide introduces you to Albert Edelfelt’s art with the help of a rich visual presentation. You can take in the exhibition intro while sitting comfortably in the Ateneum Hall, after which you are free to explore the exhibition at your own pace. The intro lasts about half an hour. 

Bookings: 

Finnish National Gallery sales 

sales@fng.fi 

tel. +358 294 500 500 (Mon–Fri 10:00–14:00) 

Intro languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian 

Price: €8/person + museum entrance fee 

Group size: 10 to 100 people 

Duration: 30 minutes 

Exhibition intro for schools: Albert Edelfelt

The photo shows a young girl staring. She wears a red hat and black shirt.

In this popular exhibition intro, an expert guide introduces you to Albert Edelfelt’s art with the help of a rich visual presentation. You can take in the exhibition intro while sitting comfortably in the Ateneum Hall, after which you are free to explore the exhibition at your own pace. The intro lasts about half an hour. 

Bookings: 

Finnish National Gallery sales 

sales@fng.fi 

tel. +358 294 500 500 (Mon–Fri 10:00–14:00) 

Available: Tue–Fri at 10:15 

Intro languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian 

Price: €60 

Group size: max. 25 students  

Duration: 30 minutes 

Restaurant services for groups

The restaurant-café Ateneum Bistro accepts reservations for up to 30 people. For larger groups, we warmly recommend the services of Kiasma Café, which is located at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, another Finnish National Gallery museum. Kiasma is a 500-metre walk from the Ateneum.