Ihmisiä portaikossa ja aulassa ilmaispäivänä.
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

Finnish National Gallery museums prepared for coronavirus


The Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff art museums have raised their preparedness level due to the coronavirus COVID-19. The museums are open as normal and are ready to welcome all friends of art. Special attention is given to hygiene.


The advice of the Finnish Government to cancel all occasions with more than 500 attendees is being taken seriously. We will count the amount of the visitors at the doors when entering and leaving and make sure that it won’t exceed the government’s recommendation.

The following Ateneum’s events will be cancelled:

  • Fri–Sun 13–15 March Hack4FI 2020
  • Sat 14 March Non-stop workshop for all ages
  • Sat 14 March A guided tour in Finnish: Stories of Finnish Art
  • Sun 15 March Exhibition intro in Finnish: Natalia Goncharova
  • Wed 18 March Ateneum Club: Maija Kauhanen solo
  • Fri 27 March Ateneum Late
  • Sat 4 April Children’s Saturday at the Ateneum

The situation of other upcoming events will be announced later. Also all events of the Friends of the Ateneum will be cancelled until the mid of April. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.


The museums are now being cleaned twice as often compared to the normal situation, and the customer service staff working at ticket counters have the opportunity to use protective gloves. The entire staff have been instructed to maintain good hand hygiene and to use hand disinfectant according to the instructions issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

The Finnish National Gallery will follow the official guidelines and instructions. A notice will be given immediately, should there be a need for change the current operations.


Updated 13 March 2020 at 15:18

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen