Helsinki Museums

Helsinki Museums

A Cultural Odyssey: Exploring Helsinki's Museums

Museums in Helsinki are not mere repositories of artefacts; they are living, breathing narratives that tell the city's story in vivid detail. With an array of options to suit every taste and interest, Helsinki's museums are cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. 

Dive into the contemporary at Kiasma, a museum under the Finnish National Gallery, where Finnish contemporary art takes centre stage. Feel the pulse of experimental art at Amos Rex, an avant-garde art museum designed to provoke thought and ignite your imagination.

For a more extensive journey into Helsinki's artistic soul, the Helsinki Art Museum HAM is a custodian of over 9,000 works, including the statues scattered across the city. This museum not only highlights modern and contemporary art but also dedicates galleries to the life and works of the beloved artist Tove Jansson.

Helsinki Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
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Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki, Finland

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In the heart of Helsinki, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma stands as a captivating beacon for art enthusiasts and curious minds alike. Designed by the renowned American architect Steven Holl, Kiasma is more than a museum – it's a space where art comes to life, and everyone is invited to partake in the experience.

Beyond its galleries, Kiasma houses the Kiasma Theatre, a library, a restaurant, and a museum shop. The museum's diverse offerings extend to exhibitions, performances, and events that cater to various tastes and ages. From captivating colour play for toddlers to engaging art workshops for adults, Kiasma's public programming ensures that contemporary art is accessible to everyone. The institution's commitment to education is further exemplified by art workshops integrated into school programs and guided tours that enhance the art appreciation experience.

Cultural Heritage Hub:

As a vital component of the Finnish National Gallery alongside the Ateneum Art Museum and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Kiasma not only presents contemporary art but actively collects and preserves it. The museum's art collections, integral to the Finnish National Gallery, contribute significantly to Finland's cultural heritage.

Mon: Closed

Tue:10:00 - 18:00

Wed: Closed

Thu:10:00 - 20:30

Fri:10:00 - 20:30

Sat:10:00 - 18:00

Sun:10:00 - 17:00

Last updated on: 5-Dec-2023

Amos Rex
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Mannerheimintie 22–24, Helsinki, Finland

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Situated within the iconic Lasipalatsi building, Amos Rex brings art alive through an incredible blend of the past and future. As you descend below street level, the funky concrete arches make you feel like you're entering a cave of wonders rather than a museum. Then you stand inside the huge domed hall bathed in warm light and get blown away by the sheer size and scale of this hypnotic space where creativity happens. 

Architectural Marvel:

From above, Amos Rex almost disappears into the Lasipalatsi complex, hiding its secrets beneath the square. Venture below ground though, and the ingenious architecture revealed is an art form in itself! The gorgeous domed halls seem to breathe and pulse with energy, drawing you in. Wandering Amos Rex, You'll be constantly wowed by small human-centric details - the little nooks, the texture of materials, and the genius use of natural light.

Mon:11:00 - 20:00

Tue: Closed

Wed: Closed

Thu:11:00 - 20:00

Fri:10:00 - 20:00

Sat:11:00 - 17:00

Sun:11:00 - 17:00

Last updated on: 5-Dec-2023

Helsinki Art Museum HAM
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Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Helsinki, Finland

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Welcome to HAM, Helsinki's vibrant hub for artistic exploration and cultural experiences. As the guardian of an extensive art collection comprising 10,000 works, HAM invites visitors to dive into a world where every stroke of creativity belongs to the community.

Visit HAM

Located at Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki, HAM welcomes visitors with open arms. With opening hours designed for your convenience, indulge in artistry from Tuesday to Sunday.

Mon: Closed

Tue:10:00 - 17:30

Wed:11:30 - 19:00

Thu:11:30 - 19:00

Fri:11:30 - 19:00

Sat:11:30 - 19:00

Sun:11:30 - 19:00

Last updated on: 5-Dec-2023

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