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

Stay safe during your museum visit

We want to make your visit to the museum as pleasant and safe as possible. We have put together a few instructions that we hope all our visitors will follow. Come and enjoy art safely!

Come to the museum only in good health – art will wait for you

You are welcome to visit the Ateneum if you are feeling well. If you are ill, stay home until you feel better, and contact a health-care professional, if necessary.

Buying a ticket

  • You can buy your admission ticket from the door. At the moment we don’t sell pre-booked tickets to exhibitions.
  • We don’t require a COVID-19 passport to the exhibitions.
  • The amount of visitors of our exhibitions and events is not restricted.

We recommend using a face mask or a visor

  • We recommend using a face mask or a visor.
  • You can ask for an individually packaged, disposable face mask upon arrival at the museum.
  • You can also ask a visor for your use. After each use the visor will be sanitised and it will be put to rest at least for 24 hours before the next use.

Remember good hand hygiene

  • Please observe good hand hygiene. Make sure your hands are clean when you come to the museum, and wash them as necessary or use hand sanitiser.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Do not touch the works of art.
  • Avoid touching surfaces.
  • Our staff also pay special attention to good hand hygiene.

Services and moving around the museum

  • You can leave your jacket and bags to the staffed cloakroom or to the storage lockers located in the ticket sales hall and near the cloakroom next to the toilets. There are two sizes of lockers: 24 x 65 x 50 cm and 24 x 33 x 50 cm. The use of the lockers is free.
  • Find space for yourself and give it to other people. The Ateneum staff will also keep a safe distance from you.
  • Please follow the signs around the museum. We recommend that you follow the suggested direction in which to explore the exhibitions.
  • Our museum shop and Ateneum Bistro are open.

Ateneum Bistro and the COVID-19 passport

  • At the Ateneum Bistro, a COVID-19 passport is required of all visitors over 16 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 17:00 to 20:00. On other days, serving alcohol ends at 17:00 and a COVID-19 passport is not required.
  • We kindly ask you bring your ID to the COVID-19 passport inspection. No personal data is collected at the time. You can download your COVID-19 passport from My Kanta Pages online at

Neat and clean

We pay special attention to hygiene and cleanliness in all our spaces.

Changes are possible.