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Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)

Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki FI-00100, Finland
358 0 9 1733 6401
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Ranked #25 of 135 attractions in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Helsinki, Finland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The permanent exhibition specializing in Finnish art includes some of the greatest paintings in Finnish history. I recommend to those interested in Finnish art history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I saw the Tove Jansson exhibition as well as the permanent famous Finnish exhibition. Both were fantastic. Other reviews were correct in that most of the art is Finnish, but that's a good thing!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were lucky enough to catch the exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson's birth (1914). We had never heard of this wonderful artist - what a nice surprise! Other exhibits also very good. This was one of the high-lites of or Helsinki visit. G&J, San Antonio, TX

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Only two halls were open at the time of our visit and they were great. Good audio guide, fantastic personnel at the reception-tickets area. Free of charge possibly due to the two hall access only...

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Helsinki, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

the exhibition changes every 4~6 months or so... it's an amazing place if you like art. the building itself is beautiful!

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Joensuu, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

There's nothing like this museum to give you a delicious taste of Finnish art and architecture -- conveniently located across the street from the main Helsinki train station and with a manageable three floors of artworks. If you are looking for European art, you should probably go elsewhere. But this museum makes no pretensions of housing all the usual Impressionists... More

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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125 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This museum seems to have deteriorated slightly over the years but in the three times I have visited I always found something to enjoy. I don't think that art works are supposed to shout in your face and sometimes a visitor has to turn down the volume of their expectations and not demand the latest and greatest. It is after... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I was there last August, and I heartly recommend to avoid this museum. It is simply not worth the money: the collection is not very extensive, the finnish art is objectively very limited in production and no original in style. Much better, spending the money on other local and more typical attractions. Or simply keep the 12 euros in your... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

There is nothing to see there. You could see more Finnish art in Paris (France) than in Ateneum. Go there ONLY if attendance is free of charge. Absolutely no value for the money and time wasted.

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

to fully understand the finnish history and admiring a very extense coleccion of the prime finnish artistist go to ateneum. wondeful expositions, very vast permanent collecion and beeing in the heart of the city easy to visit, try to visit with option to a guided tour,makes a difference to be able to know the hidden detaisl and explore finnish history.... More

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