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Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)

Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki FI-00100, Finland
358 0 9 1733 6401
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Montesson, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Currently free to get in which I assume is because a lot of it is shut while further exhibitions are installed. However, what is on display is interesting and gets you out of the cold!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Unfortunately most of the museum was closed for refurbishment when we visited and so we could only see a tiny section of the art - what we saw was great but very disappointed that most of it was unavailable.

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The museum had a 100th anniversary exhibit of the works of Tove Janssen. I waited in line and it was worth it.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the best museums in Finland! Fantastic exhibition projects and very well-organised exposition! And of course the cup of coffee next to the bookshop will warm you up in the windy winter Sunday morning.

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