Information for teachers

Teachers and schoolchildren are welcome to the Ateneum Art Museum. We hope you have a pleasant visit. You should discuss the museum visit and these instructions with your class in advance. Further advice is also available from the museum’s information service, call 0294 500 401,

  • Begin your visit at the ticket office. Everyone gets a sticker that should be placed where it can be readily seen.
  •  Bags and coats are left in the cloakroom. During the most popular exhibitions, the museum’s cloakroom is very full, and we would like you to leave bags at school if your museum visit takes place in the middle of a school day. If your day begins or ends at the museum, bags can be left in the cloakroom. They must never be taken into the exhibition rooms.
  • The group then moves to the museum courtyard to meet with its guide, or goes to see the exhibitions with the teacher. Schoolchildren must always be overseen by their teacher in the exhibition rooms, even when they are working on individual assignments.
  • It is polite to take other museum visitors into account, but you do not need to whisper. It is okay to speak with the guide and ask questions.
  • Works of art are fragile and irreparable. This is why they must never be touched. Even though the damage might not be visible at first, it will occur later.

Admission is free for children under 18.



Ateneum’s workshop offers courses for all ages. Attending is usually free of charge for schools and nurseries. For further information, see Workshops.

Guided tours

Guided tours must always be booked in advance.
Book a guided tour.

Read more about our thematic tours.

Thematic Tours in Ateneum's collections

Welcome to the collection exhibition in Ateneum Art Museum! The aim of our tours is to make the museum visit inspiring, rewarding and fun!

Archive: Materials for Schools and other Groups

These resource packages contain background information, study tips and assignments for school groups that are associated with Ateneum's exhibitions.

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.

Discounts and payment methods
Contact information

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


Please take a look at our accessibility services here.

Details on accessibility
Guided tours

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

Museum Shop

Welcome to Finnish National Gallery webshop! You can buy products from Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma or Sinebrychoff Art Museum collections.
Ateneum museum shop's tel.: +358 (0)294 500 434.

Visit the online Museum Shop

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.

Read more about Ateneum Bistro