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Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)

Address: Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki FI-00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358 0 9 1733 6401
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Ranked #16 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Helsinki, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Lovely place: very children friendly, has nice cafes and a chop for souvenirs. Right in the city center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This museum is right across from the main Helsinki train station which makes it very easy to get to. While we were there the third floor was closed and, judging from the postcards in the gift shop, housed some of their more famous pieces. The exhibit that took up most of the museum was the Jean Sibelius exhibit which I... More 

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Monza, Italy
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This three levels' museum is situated in front of the railway station and dominates the square. To take note that the third level is still closed for renovation of the roof and it'll be opened in some months. At the moment the highlight of the museum is the exibition of Jean Sibelius (sculptures and more) lasting till the beginning of... More 

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Holen Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Simple, good tasting soup and vegetalbes. And of course the black bread. I think sundays have a better serving than weekdays.

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Montesson, France
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182 reviews 182 reviews
69 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited Helsinki on a day trip from Tallinn and this museum was the highlight. We enjoyed the Sibelius exhibition. It's not a big museum but there's plenty to see in a couple of hours. The only criticism is for the cafe which served the worst meal we have had for some time (horrible salad bar and a weird tomato... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have visited a few times and been to a few exhibitions here. Currently they have an interesting exhibition on Sibelius. Also a quite a few other good pieces of art mainly Finnish, especially Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Good little shop and cafe too.

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Perth, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The museum is in a beautiful building that was under refurbishment when I visited. Only a small section on the ground floor was open to visitors. Despite this, it's well worth a visit! Entry was free and there are lockers and coatracks for your belongings. Plus, the lobby boasts free wifi and a nice selection of postcards and other gift... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went to see Tove Janssons exhibition and it did present her work nicely in a historical order. However, the real pearls of Finnish art history, the collection from the most famous Finnish painters is almost like hidden so when you are in the ticket counter, ask for the permanent collection or look around, you get there from this ticket/locker hall.

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Kauniainen, Finland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Ateneum in Helsinki has good exhibitions throughout the year. The buildning is beautiful and worth visiting.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I came to Ateneum only for the Tove Jansson exhibition (which closed in September). I was however a bit disppointed that you weren't allowed to take pictures... But, hey - it was Moomin overload so I'm happy anyway! Free entrance with the Helsinki card.

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