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 

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. 

Don’t forget the group discounts!

If your group buys at least 10 entrance tickets, you are entitled to a group discount. Read more about other discounts.

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 

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

On a guided tour, you and your group can explore the Stories of Finnish Art collection or one of our temporary exhibitions. We also provide various themed tours and exhibition intros in the Ateneum Hall. 

Enquiries and bookings for groups: 
sales@fng.fi  or by phone at +358 294 500 500 from 10:00–14:00 Monday to Friday. 

Repin

Until 29.8.2021

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Virtual guided tour: Repin

Ilya Repin is the most significant Russian artist of his time, and he is also loved by the Finns. Repin is, above all, known as a master of psychological portrayals of people, and depictions of Russian folklife. The virtual guided tour offers treats from Repin’s world of art: during the tour, we explore the artist’s most important works and life stages, and reflect on exhibition themes.

The tour does not take place in the exhibition galleries, but the guide presents the themes and works using a visual presentation. There is an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the tour.

The tour is provided to participants as a guide-led session on Microsoft Teams. There is no need to download the Teams application: you can join the tour using a browser. You can participate in the tour as a group or individually from your own workstation, following the link we provide.

To participate in a virtual guided tour, you need a network connection with a minimum speed of 10 Mbit/s, or a 4G connection. Recording the virtual guided tour is prohibited.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian
Price: €95, for schools €70
Group size: max. 20 people
Duration: 45 min

Exhibition intro: Repin

Exhibition intro is held in the Ateneum Hall, where you can sit comfortably while listening to an expert present the content and background of the exhibition. Images of the art are displayed at the same time. Following the intro you can enjoy the exhibition at your own pace.

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian
Price: €5/person + tickets
Group size: Max. 20 persons
Length: 30 min

Guided tour: Repin and the silent galleries

We regret that we are not able to take new reservations for silent galleries at this point.

Would you like to enjoy art peacefully? We organize special guided tours of the Ilya Repin exhibition only outside the normal opening hours of the museum, with only three groups in the exhibition galleries at a time.

Ilya Repin, the most significant Russian artist of his time, depicted the Russian people, who had been freed from serfdom in the 1860s, as well as the intelligentsia of the era, and the relationship between the people and their rulers.

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian
Price: €580
Group size: Max. 20 persons
Length: 1 h

Stories of Finnish Art

Collections exhibition

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Virtual guided tour: In the artists’ footsteps

This virtual guided tour takes participants on a trip to the world of the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition, with the help of a rich visual presentation. Led by a guide, the tour introduces participants to key works in the Ateneum collection and the artists behind them, who travelled in Finland and abroad to study or work, more than a hundred years ago.

In those days, travelling was slow, and the virtual guided tour reflects this by giving people time to explore the works in peace and dig below the surface. Where did Helene Schjerfbeck create her painting The Convalescent? And how did Albert Edelfelt’s esteemed painting come into being?

The tour is provided to participants as a guide-led session on Microsoft Teams. There is no need to download the Teams application: you can join the tour using a browser. You can participate in the tour as a group or individually from your own workstation, following the link we provide.

To participate in a virtual guided tour, you need a network connection with a minimum speed of 10 Mbit/s, or a 4G connection. Recording the virtual guided tour is prohibited.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, and English
Price: €95, for schools €70
Group size: max. 20 people
Duration: 45 min

Guided tour: Stories of Finnish Art

A basic guided tour of the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. The guided tour participants are introduced to the concept of an art museum, and the phases of Finnish art and artistic life through the Ateneum collection. The tour is a journey through changes in history and visual culture, covering a period of more than one hundred years.

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian, French, Italian and Chinese.
Price: €95 + tickets
Group size: Max. 20 persons
Length: 1 h

Exhibition intro: Stories of Finnish Art

Yleisöjohdanto Tove Jansson -näyttelyyn 2014.

Exhibition intro is held in the Ateneum Hall, where you can sit comfortably while listening to an expert present the content and background of the exhibition. Images of the art are displayed at the same time. Following the intro you can enjoy the exhibition at your own pace.

Participants are introduced to the concept of an art museum, and the phases of Finnish art and artistic life through the Ateneum collection.

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, French and Italian.
Price: €5/person + tickets
Group size: 10-134 persons
Length: 30–40 min

Power plant of art – an alternative guided tour for adult groups

This is a new, casual and creative approach to get to know art and the Ateneum museum with an expert guide. What emotions does a work evoke in you? Which painting or sculpture at the Ateneum would you take with you to a deserted island? 

On this conversational and participatory tour, we explore various moods and ways of viewing through exercises. Come as you are – perhaps the art will inspire you to further exploration!

Tour languages: Finnish and English
Price: €115 + tickets
Group size: Max. 10 persons
Length: c. 1 h

With children

Time Travelling – An Exhibition Intro for Children

Aikamatkalla – Lasten johdanto Suomen taiteen tarinaan

You are invited to go time travelling in the world of art! Targeted at children, this exhibition intro presents the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition, providing fascinating views into art. An Ateneum guide introduces children to various works, taking them from the countryside to the city and on a time journey through decades of art.

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian
Price: €75 + tickets
Kindergartens and schools: €45 / group
Group size: 1 to 18 people
Duration: 20 min

Guided Tour with Skissi the Cat

The Ateneum’s guided tour for children is a playful adventure into classic art. A guide takes children on a journey, during which they experience a variety of works. What can they find in them? The guided tour feeds the children’s imagination and provides them with personal contact with art. Joining the children on the tour is the Ateneum’s mascot, the cat Skissi. 

The guided tour is suitable for 4–8-year-olds. Children can only take the tour if accompanied by an adult (max. five children per adult).

You can also arrange a jolly art-themed birthday party with Skissi! Read more

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish and English
Price: 
€95 + tickets
Day care centers and schools on weekdays €70
Group size: Max. 20 persons, max 5 children / adult
Length: c. 45 min

Upcoming: Outi Heiskanen

8 October 2021 to 9 January 2022

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Guided tour: Outi Heiskanen

The arts academician Outi Heiskanen (born 1937) is one of the most famous Finnish artists. Heiskanen is a virtuoso printmaker, but also an experimenter who questions the rules and breaks boundaries. Heiskanen is also known as a pioneer of performance art and land and environmental art.

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian
Price: €95 + tickets, school groups €70
Group size: Max. 20 persons, school groups max. 25 persons
Length: ca. 1 h

Exhibition intro: Outi Heiskanen

Animal character with a hat covering the eyes. Black and white image.

The arts academician Outi Heiskanen (born 1937) is one of the most famous Finnish artists. Heiskanen is a virtuoso printmaker, but also an experimenter who questions the rules and breaks boundaries. Heiskanen is also known as a pioneer of performance art and land and environmental art.

Exhibition intro is held in the Ateneum Hall, where you can sit comfortably while listening to an expert present the content and background of the exhibition. Images of the art are displayed at the same time. Following the intro you can enjoy the exhibition at your own pace.

Restrictions may have an effect on the group size and availability.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian
Price: €5/person + tickets
Group size: 10–134 persons
Length: 30 min

Virtual guided tour: Outi Heiskanen

The artists' interpretation of the plant blood root. The image features grey and red colours.

The arts academician Outi Heiskanen (born 1937) is one of the most famous Finnish artists. The tour does not take place in the exhibition galleries, but the guide presents the themes and works using a visual presentation. There is an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the tour.

The tour is provided to participants as a guide-led session on Microsoft Teams. You can participate in the tour as a group or individually from your own workstation, following the link we provide.

With mobile devices, you must download the Teams application. With a computer you can join the tour using a browser. The recommended browser is the newest version of Chrome or Edge. To participate in a virtual guided tour, you need a network connection with a minimum speed of 10 Mbit/s, or a 4G connection. Recording the virtual guided tour is prohibited.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish and English
Price: 20 persons €95, 40 persons €170, for schools €70
Group size: max. 40 persons
Duration: 45 min

Workshops

Private workshop 

Explore the Ateneum’s exhibitions by booking a private art workshop for your group. During a workshop, you will have a chance to view art and a familiar environment from a new angle. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, group workshops are currently on hold. 

Line play – portrait workshop

See your colleagues or friends with new eyes! Work in pairs to create portrait interpretations by drawing and painting, not forgetting your sense of humour along the way. The workshop includes a short guided tour in the exhibition Stories of Finnish Art.

Price: €295 (includes teaching, guidance and materials ) + entrance fees
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English
Participants: max 20 participants
For larger groups a workshop package with two separate workshops can be arranged.
Duration: 1½-2 h

Your event at the Ateneum 

Venue rental

With its national treasures, the Ateneum would make a unique setting for your event. The historic building offers facilities for casual breakfast meetings, business or training seminars, and all kinds of parties and festivities. To complete your event, book an inspiring art treat, guided tour, or workshop for your guests. 

Read more about spaces for rent

Enquiries and bookings for groups: 
sales@fng.fi  or by phone at +358 294 500 500 from 10:00–14:00 Monday to Friday.