Two visitors at the exhibition.
Two visitors at the exhibition. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

Visiting the exhibition

Here, you will find information on how to make your visit as pleasant as possible. The Ateneum operates on the principles of a safer space.

Welcome to Ateneum! 

The museum staff is here for you, so please do not hesitate to ask for help. Our staff is also responsible for ensuring that the works of art remain undamaged. 

FAQ

Our principles for safer space

We want everyone to feel safe in the Ateneum. In the Ateneum 

  • other people are treated in a considerate manner. 
  • everyone is allowed to be who they are. 
  • all kinds of bullying, harassment, and discrimination are forbidden.  
  • the staff is there for you. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help or advice. 

Read more about our principles for a safer space

Guided tours and exhibition intros 

Open tours and exhibition intros  

Would you like to hear more about our current exhibitions? We organise guided tours or exhibition intros every week. The tours and intros are included in the price of your entrance ticket, and they are organised in Finnish, Swedish, English, and Russian. 

You do not need to register for the tours or intros. They are available on a first come, first served basis. A guided tour takes approximately an hour and an exhibition intro approximately 30 minutes. 

Next open tours and exhibition intros 

Book a tour for your group

On a guided tour, you can explore the Stories of Finnish Art collection or one of the temporary exhibitions with your group. We also offer various thematic tours and exhibition intros at the Ateneum Hall. 

Explore our selection of guided tours

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

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Saana Kytömäki

Independent tours 

 
Look at the familiar works from a new perspective! Independent tours of the Stories of Finnish Art collection open up various perspectives to the art. 

Slow art tour

Beloved classics tour

Exhibition tour with Skissi the cat

Exhibition texts 

Here you will find the wall texts from our exhibitions. The texts are in a format accessible for screen readers.

Accessible information on the Stories of Finnish Art collections display

Accessible guide to the exhibition Magnus Enckell

Explore the collection’s works of art online 

The Ateneum’s works of art are always available! Online, you can focus on individual works with help from short movies and sign language presentations. 

Our collection

Events and workshops

Participate in art workshops, go on guided tours and dive into art with lectures and exhibition intros. The selection varies depending on the exhibition – see the events calendar for details. 

See all events

Restaurant-café 

Take a break in the atmospheric Ateneum Bistro! The restaurant-café offers classic Finnish bistro cuisine with a modern twist. In addition to lunch, the bistro serves sweet and savoury delicacies to enjoy with coffee or tea. 

See Ateneum Bistro’s offerings

Museum shop 

Pick up a souvenir from the museum shop! We sell products related to the Ateneum’s art collections and temporary exhibitions as well as a selection of publications, cards, and gifts. 

Explore the museum shop online

Visit with children 


The Ateneum is a hugely fascinating building for children, too. Through the eyes of children, adults can see familiar classics from a new angle. Stroll around together and see what you find – it may be a new favourite or two!

With children