Exhibition at HAM Helsinki
Exhibition at HAM Helsinki

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10 Must-See Museums in Helsinki

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Here are 10 must-see museums for you to visit in Helsinki that offer a wide variety of collections for every taste:

AMOS REX

The re-invented Amos Rex museum is a meeting place for art and urban culture, located in the centre of Helsinki.

Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 684 4460

E-mail: museum@amosrex.fi

Open: Mon 11 am – 6 pm; Wed & Thu 11 am – 8pm; Fri 11 am – 6 pm; Sat & Sun 11am – 5 pm; Tue closed.

Admission: General – 18€, reduced price – 12€, students and under 30 – 5€. Under 18 – free entry.

www.amosrex.fi

ATENEUM ART MUSEUM

The Ateneum Art Museum is one of three museums forming the Finnish National Gallery and has the largest art collection of classical art in Finland.

Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)294 500 401

E-Mail: ainfo@ateneum.fi

Open:  Tue & Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Wed & Thu 10 am – 8 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am – 5 pm; Mon closed.

Admission: Normal 17 €, discount 15€, children under 18 free entry.

www.ateneum.fi

DESIGN MUSEUM

Founded in 1873 as The Museum of Applied Arts, the Design Museum is now an internationally recognised museum that specialises in Finnish design.

Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 622 0540

Open: (Wintertime) 1. 9 – 31.5: Tue 11 am – 8 pm; Wed – Sun 11am – 6pm; Mon closed.

(Summertime) 1.6 – 31.8: open daily 11 am – 6 pm.

Admission: adults 12€, pensioners 10€, students 6€, children for free.

Museum card, Design evenings: free entry on the last Tuesday of every month during the winter period, from 5pm to 8pm.

www.designmuseum.fi

HAM, HELSINKI ART MUSEUM 

The Helsinki Art Museum, HAM, looks after an art collection that belongs to the people of Helsinki, which includes over 9,000 works of art. HAM also houses an exhibition of Tove Jansson’s art.

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, (Tennis Palace) Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 310 1051

Open: Tue – Sun 11–19, Mon closed

Admission: Regular 12€; reduced €10. Children under 18 free entry.

www.hamhelsinki.fi

HELSINKI CITY MUSEUM

At Helsinki City Museum, visitors are whisked off on a journey to discover Helsinki’s past. Entry to the museum is always free.

Aleksanterinkatu 16, 00170 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 3103 6630

Open: Mon – Fri 11 am – 7 pm; Sat – Sun 11 a.m. –5 p.m.

www.helsinginkaupunginmuseo.fi

MANNERHEIM MUSEUM 

A museum depicting the life of Baron Gustaf Mannerheim, Marshal of Finland (1867–1951). Mannerheim’s home has been preserved almost in its original state. 

Kalliolinnantie 14, (Kaivopuisto) Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 635 443, info@mannerheim-museo.fi

Open: Fri – Sun 11 am – 4 pm; other times by prior arrangement.

Admission: adults 12€; children under 12 free entry; pensioners, students and groups of over 10 persons 10€ per person.

www.mannerheim-museo.fi

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART KIASMA

For thought-provoking exhibitions which redefine art and culture, visit Kiasma. The museum is part of the Finnish National Gallery and is one of the Nordic region’s leading museums of contemporary art.

Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)294 500 501, info@kiasma.fi

Open: Tue 10 am – 6 pm; Wed – Fri 10 am – 8:30 pm; Sat 10 am to 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm; Mon closed.

Admission: Adults 15€; reduced 13€. Children under 18 free entry. Free entry on 1st Friday of the month.

www.kiasma.fi

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Popular with adults and children alike, the museum features impressive collections of taxidermied animals, dinosaur bones and dioramas of Finnish nature and nature from around the world from biological and historical perspectives.

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13, 00100 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0) 294 1911

Admission: Adults – 15€, children 7 – 17 – 7€

Open: Wintertime (1.9 – 31.5): Tue, Wed, Fri 9 am to 4 pm; Thur 9 am to 6pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun 10 am to 4pm; Mon closed.

Summertime (1.6 – 31.8): Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10 am to 5 pm; Thur 10 am to 6 pm; Mon closed.

SINEBRYCHOFF ART MUSEUM

Part of the Finnish National Gallery, the museum exhibits Finland’s most significant collection of paintings by old European masters and is also a historic house museum.

Bulevardi 40, 00120 Helsinki

Open: Tue, Thur, Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Wed 11 am – 8 pm; Sat – Sun 10 am – 5 pm; Mon closed.

Tel. +358 (0) 294 500 460

Admission: Normal 15; Reduced 13€. Children under 18 free entry.

Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month at 5–8 p.m.

www.sinebrychoffintaidemuseo.fi

SUOMENLINNA MUSEUM

The 18th-century fortress at Suomenlinna island was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The main museum is open throughout the year and features a permanent exhibition about its history.

The museum is located at the Suomenlinna centre, Suomenlinna C74, 00190 Helsinki.

Click here for ferry schedules and more information about the museum.

Open: Summer season (May 2 – September 30) 10 am – 6 pm; winter season (October 1 – April 30) 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Admission: Adults – 8€, students/retirees – 5€, children – 7 – 17 4€, children under 7 free entry.

Tel. +358 (0)9 6841850

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