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. Entrance tickets also are available in the Ateneum’s online shop

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

Magnus Enckell

23.10.2020–14.2.2021

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Virtual guided tour: Magnus Enckell

The marketing image of the Magnus Enckell virtual guided tour.

This virtual guided tour offers treats from Enckell’s world of art: during the tour, we explore the artist’s most important works, as well as some lesser-known pieces. We take a look at the time in which Enckell and his fellow artists lived – the values, new phenomena and travel of the era. The virtual guided tour also highlights the artist’s humane and appreciative attitude to life; an aspect that is still relevant today.

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

Exhibition intro: Magnus Enckell

Magnus Enckell: Boys on the shore (1910).

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

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian
Price: €75 + tickets
Group size: Max. 18 persons
Length: 30–40 min

Guided tour: Magnus Enckell

Magnus Enckells konstverk: själportätt

Private tours present the museum’s collections and exhibitions during general opening hours. Ateneum’s guides provide fascinating insights into exhibitions by focusing on specific works of art.

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, German and French
Price: €95 + tickets
Group size: Max. 10 persons
Length: 1 h

Guided tour: Human images – queer perspectives

Magnus Enckell: The Awakening, 1894. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, coll. Antell. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis

On this guided tour, we come together to explore the diversity and representation of identities, genders and sexualities in an exhibition that provides a comprehensive overview of Magnus Enckell’s work. You are welcome to take a queer-eye tour with us!

Languages: Finnish and English
Price: €95 + tickets
Group size: Max. 10 persons
Length: 1 h

Stories of Finnish Art

Collections exhibition

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Virtual guided tour: A creative break at the Ateneum

The marketing image of the virtual guided tour Creative Break at the Ateneum.

A creative break at the Ateneum is a new kind of art moment that you can experience online. It invites you to experience art using easy relaxation exercises, laid-back instruction, and warm humour. The art moment encourages participants to make their own interpretations, discuss classic works in the Ateneum collection, and enjoy both the details and the mood of the works. A guide presents works with the help of a high-quality visual presentation.

A creative break at the Ateneum is a respite in the middle of a day of remote working and a treat for your entire workplace – come and refresh yourself!

The art moment 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 art moment using a browser. You can participate as a group or individually from your own workstation, following the link we provide. There is an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the creative break.

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

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

Virtual guided tour: In the artists’ footsteps

Werner Holmberg: Road in Häme (A Hot Summer Day), 1860. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, coll. University of Helsinki. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

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.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian, French, Italian and Chinese.
Price: €95 + tickets
Group size: Max. 10 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.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, French and Italian.
Price: €75 + tickets
Group size: Max. 18 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, Swedish 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.

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

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish and English
Price: 
€95 + tickets
Day care centers and schools on weekdays €70
Group size: Max. 10 persons, max 5 children / adult
Length: c. 45 min

Coming soon: Repin

19.3.–29.8.2021

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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.

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

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.

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

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. 

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