Private tours and introductions

Guided tours. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Enhance your exhibition experience with a private guided tour or introduction.

Private tours and introductory lectures allow you to find out more about the collections and special exhibitions at Ateneum under the guidance of the museum’s experts. Ateneum’s guides present and discuss art according to the wishes and needs of your group.

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. If you want to view great art and learn about it at the same time, private tours are the perfect choice.

Introductory lectures 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 lecture you can enjoy the exhibition at your own pace. If you appreciate a peaceful and quiet atmosphere in which to sit and learn more about exhibitions, introductory lectures are the perfect choice.

Bookings can be done by e-mail: or by telephone: +358 (0)294 500 500 (open Mon – Fri 09:00 – 15:00 – time zone UTC+2).

To travel agencies: starting from 1st of January 2018 we accept vouchers only for pre-booked visits.

Press releases

Portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö on display in Ateneum Art Museum

The portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will be placed on display in Ateneum Art Museum on Tuesday 5 June. It will be on exhibition to the public until 2 September, after which it will be returned to the Presidential Room in…

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Opening hours

Tue, Fri 10am–6pm
Wed, Thurs 10am–8pm
Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Mondays closed

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.


Admission fees

15 € Normal admission
13 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds
14 € S Privilege Card holders
24/20 € Combined ticket to Ateneum and Kiasma

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

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Contact information

Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki +358 (0)294 500 401


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Guided tours

(Mon-Fri 9-15) +358 (0)294 500 500

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Ateneum museum shop's tel.: +358 (0)294 500 434.

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Ateneum Bistro offers classic Finnish bistro cuisine with a modern twist. Lunch from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00. Café-type food is also served.

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