Ateneum Live Talkshow

Live encounters once a month: words, tones and ideas; crying and laughter; and bold debates. Featuring topical guests who represent various fields in culture, art and society. The discussions will be led by the journalist and producer Baba Lybeck, known as the host of Uutisvuoto, the Finnish version of the British television quiz show Have I Got News For You. Talk show guests will be announced the week before each show. In Finnish. Admission to Ateneum Bistro is free.

Wed 21 February from 18:00 to 19:30: The sixth extinction
Guests: Pertti Salolainen, Satu Hassi, Sanna Hellström and Terhi Ryttäri


Wed 31 Jan: topic was the “Trans Act” of Finland

Autumn 2017

Thu 16 Nov. Equality in the film industry. Guests were Heidi Lindén, Saara Saarela, Maarit Lalli, Iiris Heikka and Marianne Mäkelä.

Thu 19 Oct. How does climate change affect the Finnish nature? Mari Pantsar, Kimmo Ohtonen, Risto Isomäki and Hanna Nikkanen as guests.

Wed 20 Sept: Artificial intelligence and art, in Finnish
Watch the interview on Helsingin Sanomat’s website

Wed 30.8. novelist Paul Auster, in English
Watch the interview on Helsingin Sanomat’s website

Photo of Baba Lybeck: Iiris Heikka

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

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

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


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

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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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