People walking on the main staircase.
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

Opening hours and tickets

OPENing hours

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

  • Tuesday10–18
  • Wednesday–Thursday10–20
  • Friday10–18
  • Saturday–Sunday10–17
  • MondayClosed

Frequently asked questions

Exceptional opening hours


  • 28.3.2022–31.1.2023 Closed, renovation


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

Standard admission €18  
Discounted admission €16 (students, pensioners, unemployed, conscripts, and non-military conscripts)  
Under 18-year-olds free of charge

Tickets are sold at the door. At the moment there is no need to book a ticket in advance. Ticket sales end half an hour before closing.

At the Ateneum, we accept cash (euros) and all major credit and debit cards. You can also pay the admission fee with the various Smartum, Edenred, ePassi and Eazybreak payment methods.


Group tickets €16 per person (min. 10 visitors).
Group rates are valid when the whole group is paid for in one transaction.

European Youth Card holders and the EU Disability Card holders are eligible for the discounted admission of €16. Assistants for the disabled have a free admission.

Yearly passes

Free admission with a Museum Card: €74 per year for a new card or €69 per year for the renewal of an existing card. Buy a Museum Card from the Ateneum!

Admission to the exhibitions is also free with a Friends of Ateneum membership card (€48 per year).
Become a Friend of Ateneum

Yearly pass for art students and visual artists €15

Yearly pass for teachers working in Finland €28

Free admission

Under 18-year-olds
Assistants for the disabled
Therapy groups

Admission is always free with the following cards
Museum Card
Press Card
Helsinki Card 

free admission days

During each changing exhibition, there is one day of free admission. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, free admission days unfortunately have been cancelled until further notice.

Gift cards 

Buy a gift card to the Finnish National Gallery museums from Ticket Sales or the museum shop! The gift card is valid as a means of payment in museum shops and at service points at the Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff art museums. 

The gift card is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. With the gift card, you can buy tickets, guided tours, workshops and museum shop products, for example. It cannot be used in museum restaurants or online shops. 

Web shop 

The museum shop is online! Visit our web shop to explore the Finnish National Gallery’s selection and have your order shipped to your home. Entrance tickets to Ateneum’s events can also be purchased online.