Private Guided Tours and Exhibition Intros

Get more out of your exhibition visit by ordering a guided tour or an exhibition intro! Explore our broad range of options.

Bookings can be done by e-mail: bookings@fng.fi or by telephone: +358 (0)294 500 500 (open Mon – Fri 10:00 – 14:00 – time zone UTC+2).
To travel agencies: starting from 1st of January 2018 we accept vouchers only for pre-booked visits. Be sure to book your guided tour no later than one week before the desired date.

Private tours present the museum’s collections and exhibitions during general opening hours. Ateneum’s guides provide fascinating insights into exhibitions by focusing on specific works of art. Exhibition intros are held in the Ateneum Hall, where you can sit comfortably while listening to an expert present the content and background of exhibitions. Images of the art are displayed at the same time. Following the intro you can enjoy the exhibition at your own pace.

Only guides that are authorised and trained by the Ateneum can guide visitors around the museum. The exceptions to this are school groups that visit exhibitions under the guidance of their teachers.

Please Note! No guided tours of the Through My Travels I Found Myself – Helene Schjerfbeck and Finnish Artists in Ruovesi are arranged in the exhibition halls during the opening hours of the museum. In these exhibitions school groups aren't exception.

The Collections Exhibition

Stories of Finnish Art

Introduction in the Ateneum Hall. Photo: Terjo Aaltonen / © Ateneum Art Museum

Exhibition intro to the Stories of Finnish Art

Participants are introduced to the concept of an art museum, and the phases of Finnish art and artistic life through the Ateneum collection.

Exhibition intro is held in the Ateneum Hall, where you can sit comfortably while listening to an expert present the content and background of the exhibition. Images of the art are displayed at the same time. Following the intro you can enjoy the exhibition at your own pace.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, French and Italian.
Price: On weekdays, €89 + admission fees
On Sundays and public holidays, €115 + admission fees
Group size: Max. 30 persons
Length: 30 min

Stories of Finnish Art guided tour

A basic guided tour of the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. The guided tour participants are introduced to the concept of an art museum, and the phases of Finnish art and artistic life through the Ateneum collection. The tour is a journey through changes in history and visual culture, covering a period of more than one hundred years.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian, French, Italian and Chinese.
Price: On weekdays, €89 + admission fees
On Sundays and public holidays, €115 + admission fees
Group size: Max. 20 persons
Length: 1 h

Albert Edelfelt: Pariisin Luxembourgin puistossa, 1887. Kansallisgalleria / Ateneumin taidemuseo, kok. Antell. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Hannu Aaltonen

Ateneum Highlights

Lasting a good thirty minutes, this guided tour presents delicious gems of Finnish art. The feel-good and conversational tour introduces visitors to the Ateneum, Finnish art, and some of its most beloved and important works.

Tour languages: Finnish and English
Price: On weekdays, €89 + admission fees
On Sundays and public holidays, €115 + admission fees
Group size: Max. 20 persons
Length: 30 min

Image of a guided tour in the collections exhibition

Power plant of art – an alternative guided tour for adult groups

This is a new, casual and creative approach to get to know art and the Ateneum museum with an expert guide. What emotions does a work evoke in you? Which painting or sculpture at the Ateneum would you take with you to a deserted island? On this conversational and participatory tour, we explore various moods and ways of viewing through exercises. Come as you are – perhaps the art will inspire you to further exploration!

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish and English.
Price: On weekdays, €105 + admission fees
On Sundays and public holidays, €135 + admission fees
Group size: Max. 15 persons
Length: c. 1 h

A Playful Guided Tour with Skissi the Cat

The Ateneum’s guided tour for children is a playful adventure into classic art. A guide takes children on a journey, during which they experience a variety of works. What can they find in them? The guided tour feeds the children’s imagination and provides them with personal contact with art. Joining the children on the tour is the Ateneum’s mascot, the cat Skissi. Read more about Skissi

The guided tour is suitable for 4–8-year-olds. Children can only take the tour if accompanied by an adult (max. five children per adult).

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish and English
Price:
On weekdays, €89 + admission fees
On Sundays and public holidays, €115 + admission fees
Day care centers and schools on weekdays €70
Group size: Max. 20 persons, max 5 children / adult
Length: c. 45 min

 

Hold a Children’s Birthday Party with Skissi the Cat

Happy art-themed birthday celebrations start with a playful guided tour of the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition, after which children can enjoy a delicious birthday meal at the Ateneum Bistro. The birthday package also includes a surprise gift from the museum shop to celebrate the special day.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish and English
Price:
€24/person (min. 8 persons). Price includes a guided tour with Skissi the Cat, admission fees and and children’s birthday party catering at the Ateneum Bistro.
Group size: Max. 20 persons, max 5 children / adult

Read more about the Birthday Parties

Helene Schjerfbeck: Omakuva, 1912. Kansallisgalleria / Ateneumin taidemuseo, kok. Kaunisto. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Hannu Aaltonen

Exhibition intro: Through My Travels I Found Myself – Helene Schjerfbeck and Finnish Artists in Ruovesi

15 November 2019–26 January 2020

The common theme in these exhibitions is the importance of place in an artist’s work. Through My Travels I Found Myself describes how Helene became Helene. What was the significance of the artist’s travels to her work, and how was she inspired by what she saw? Ruovesi and its surroundings in Pirkanmaa have attracted artists since the 1820s. During this exhibition intro, targeted at groups, a guide presents both exhibitions in the museum auditorium, the Ateneum Hall, with the help of audiovisual materials.

Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, French and Italian.
Price: On weekdays, €89 + admission fees
On Sundays and public holidays, €115 + admission fees
Group size: Max. 30 persons
Length: 30 min

Please Note! No guided tours of the Through My Travels I Found Myself – Helene Schjerfbeck and Finnish Artists in Ruovesi are arranged in the exhibition halls during the opening hours of the museum.