A parent with two kids holding hands walking to the exhibition.
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

ateneum for kids

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!

Welcome to Ateneum!

The Ateneum is the biggest art museum in Finland and the home of Finnish art. It houses works from the Finnish National Gallery’s collections, which all Finns own together. 

In addition to the permanent exhibition A question of time, the Ateneum hosts temporary exhibitions. At the Ateneum, you will always find old favourites and new experiences. 


Free entrance for visitors under 18 years old 

All guests under 18 years old are welcome at the Ateneum free of charge.

Opening hours and entrance tickets


The Ateneum has two entrances: one on Kaivokatu and one on Ateneuminkuja. The Ateneuminkuja entrance is accessible. 

Leave your coats, jackets and other outdoor clothes, and backpacks and other large bags in the cloakroom or in the lockers on the first floor. The cloakroom is free of charge. 

Arrival and accessibility

Photo: Finnish National Gallery/ Jenni Nurminen.


The Ateneum used to be an art school, too. In other words, the Ateneum has always been a place for both viewing and making art. Along the same lines, both children and adults are welcome to experiment with various art techniques in our Saturday workshops.  As a rule, guests under 18 years old are welcome free of charge.

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