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Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)

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Address: Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki FI-00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358 0 9 1733 6401
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The high ceilings and great exhebitions with a cafe worth while visiting.

Ceilings are high and the entrance is great, the choice of different alternatives in the cafeteria is also at an admirable level. I personally tried some pastry and this was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was here on the 4th of April 2015. I left within 5 minutes because there were only 3 very small exhibition rooms open. There was some interesting art work there but I expected much more. I knew the 3rd floor was closed but I had no idea the 2nd floor was also closed. It was very disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Ceilings are high and the entrance is great, the choice of different alternatives in the cafeteria is also at an admirable level. I personally tried some pastry and this was also tasty. My companion had a normal soup dish which was accompanied with a good green salad. All this to a decent price. I think the atmosphere is nice so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was nice to see the exhibition relating to Jean Sibelius, to see the paintings of his contemporary artists. Nevertheless the most impressing part was the room with Finlandia hymn. We wished that Sibelius music would have been present in all the rooms, in the lobby when entering the stairs to the exhibition.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A great way to spend a damp afternoon. Witnessed a soul stirring choral presentation on the main stairway. Surrounded by the many different aspects of Sibelius. Could even leave your bags in a secure place at no extra cost.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been in Ateneum many times in the past years, this time I went to see Jean Sibelius with my mother, who is on a wheelchair so I can say that this is a museum also available for disabled people. You have to get in from the back entrance in Mikonkatu (name of the road), where there is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Paid €13 each for what is predominantly an exhibition on Sibelius. The wall mounted floor plan didn't give much information about the collections. You could pay €3 for a guide plus more for an audio guide. The 3rd floor is closed so all in all in my opinion it was a lot of money to pay for a limited collection... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Sorry to say, but there's nothing much to see here. The basic exhibition has mostly Finnish paintings, plus one Chagall and one Repin, or so. The Sibelius exhibition had some nice paintings, but they really know nothing about music in Ateneum, the exhibition texts were a bit... well. Nuff said. Plus, I saw a staff member totally humiliate one guest... More 

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The current exhibit was a good addition to the regular displays. The art was from Sibelius's contemporaries and much of his family's private collection. There were also musical pieces one could listen to. We enjoyed the visit.

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The exhibition about Sibelius was inspiring. I especially liked the "sounding rooms" and the exhibition catalogue. The museum shop is also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Whilst the outside of the building is being renovated the inside is perfect. I started with a cup of beautiful tea and a Runeberg pie at the tasty and very affordable Tables cafe. The Sibelius exhibition was fascinating, well structured and gave a real insight into much more that just his music. The virtual music space that represents the sculpture... More 

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