Customer service person and customers at the Ateneum ticket sales hall.
The ticket sales hall at the Ateneum after the renovation. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Aleks Talve.

Opening hours and tickets

Opening hours

  • Tuesday–Friday10–20:30
  • Saturday–Sunday10–17
  • MondayClosed

Frequently asked questions

Exceptional opening hours


  • 28.3.2022–13.4.2023 Closed, renovation


  • 30.4.2023 at 10–17, May Day's Eve


  • 1.5.2023 Closed, May Day
  • 4.5.2023 at 10–16, Opening of the Albert Edelfelt exhibition
  • 18.5.2023 at 10–17, Ascension Day


  • 9.6.2023 at 10–22:30, Ateneum Late
  • 22.6.2023 at 10–17, Midsummer Eve
  • 23.6.2023–24.6.2023 Closed, Midsummer
  • 25.6.2023 at 10–17


  • 6.12.2023 Closed, Independence Day


  • 17.11.2023 at 10–22:30, Ateneum Late


  • 23.12.2023 at 10–17, Day before Christmas Eve
  • 24.12.2023–25.12.2023 Closed, Christmas
  • 26.12.2023 at 10–17, Boxing Day
  • 31.12.2023 at 10–17, New Year's Eve


Standard admission €20
Discounted admission €12
Under 18-year-olds €0
Museum Card: free entry

You can buy advance tickets on the website and at ticket outlets. Tickets are also sold at the door. Ticket sales at the door end half an hour before the museum’s closing time.

Read more about advance tickets

Payment methods

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 and ePassi payment methods.


Discounted admission: 18-24 years olds, students, pensioners, unemployed, conscripts, non-military conscripts, European Youth Card.

Yearly passes

Free admission with a Museum Card: €76 per year for a new card or €69,5 per year for the renewal of an existing card and €76 for renewal of a not valid Museum 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 to Finnish National Gallery for art students, visual artists and teachers working in Finland €30

Free admission

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

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

Free admission days

Free admission days in 2023: 25.4., 14.7., 17.8., 22.9., 13.10., 15.12.

Ateneum Late: Fridays 9.6. and 17.11. (free admission for students and under 25-year-olds, special program)

Read more about Ateneum Late events