10 must-see museums to visit during your stay in Helsinki

Design Museum

Picture: Aku Pöllänen / Visit Finland

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

 

AMOS ANDERSON ART MUSEUM

Large art museum in the centre of Helsinki.

Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 684 4460

Open: Mon, Thu, Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Tue closed, 

Wed 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat–Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission: 12 , seniors 8 , students 2 . Children under 18 free entry.

www.amosanderson.fi

 

ATENEUM ART MUSEUM

The Ateneum Art Museum is the basic part of the Finnish National Gallery and has the largest art collections of the country.

Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)294 500 401, ainfo@ateneum.fi

Open: Tue, Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Wed, Thu 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat, Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon closed.

Admission: adults 15 . Children under 18 free entry.

www.ateneum.fi

 

DESIGN MUSEUM

Founded in 1873 as The Museum of Applied Arts, Design Museum is now an internationally operating museum of design.

Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 622 0540

Open: Summertime open daily 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Admission: adults 10 , pensioners 8 , students 5 , children for free. 

www.designmuseum.fi

 

EMMA - ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART / WEEGEE HOUSE

EMMA is among the largest art museums in Finland, with a permanent exhibition and changing domestic and international exhibitions. EMMA is located in the Exhibition Center WeeGee. 

Ahertajantie 5, (Tapiola) 02100 Espoo 

Tel: +358 (0)43 827 0941, info@emma.museum 

Open: Tue, Thu 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Wed, Fri 11 a.m.–

7 p.m. Sat–Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon closed.

Admission: WeeGee ticket 12/10 . Groups min 10 persons 10 per person. Visitors under 18 and over 70 free entry. Free admission for all on Fri 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

www.emma.museum 

 

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: 10/8 . 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–Wed, 11 a.m. –7 p.m.

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, Sat–Sun 11 a.m.– 4 p.m., 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

Kiasma breaks the boundaries of traditional art museums and follows the latest trends in visual culture. The museum is a part of the Finnish National Gallery.

Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki

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

Open: Tue 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wed–Fri 10 a.m.–8.30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon closed.

Admission: 14/12 . Children under 18 free entry. Free entry on 1st Friday of the month.

www.kiasma.fi

 

MUSEUM OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE

Changing exhibitions on Finnish and international 

architecture. Each summer a large show on a Finnish 

topic.

Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 8567 5100, mfa@mfa.fi

Open: Tue–Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Wed 11 a.m.–8 p.m.Admission: 10/5 . Free entry on 1st Friday of the 

month, for children under 18 & for school classes 

with a teacher.

www.mfa.fi

 

SINEBRYCHOFF ART MUSEUM

Finland’s most significant collection of paintings by old foreign masters and an interior museum. The museum is a part of the Finnish National Gallery.

Bulevardi 40, 00120 Helsinki

Information during opening hours 

Tel. +358 (0)294 500 460

Open: Tue, Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Wed, Thu 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon closed.

Admission: 12/10 . Children under 18 free entry. 

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

www.sinebrychoffintaidemuseo.fi

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