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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 #19 of 147 attractions in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a terrific art museum. We went to the Tove Jansson exhibition which was fantastic. Although we were familiar with her Moomintroll books we didn't realise what a talented and diversified artist she was.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Seeing work by Tove Jansson for the first time was a great discovery for me. I found this extensive exhibit of her work totally fascinating. Seeing examples of everything from her whimsical Moomins' series to her anti-Fascist political cartoons made my visit to the Ateneum Art Museum a highlight of my day's visit to Helsinki. Since I focused on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

If you're a fan, its certainly worth checking out. Unfortunately I wasn't as interested in the Moomins as the general permanent work. Wish they had had more, but renovations have made the permanent exhibit smaller. Still was worth the trip!

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tove Jansson Exhibit was really nice and interesting and really worth a visit. I like the size of the museum, it's not too big so you have energy to walk trough it. I love the building inside especially the staircase. The permanent collection includes many Finnish master pieces from artists like Gallen-Kallela and Edelfelt, that I don't get bored to... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Tove Janssen special exhibit made this art museum visit worthwhile. The museum itself is on the small side, but very well laid out. The permanent collection is okay at best other than for 1 or 2 pieces. Unless the Tove Janssen exhibit is still there, you won't miss much if you do not visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went here to see the Janssen exhibition, which was excellent and well worth the trip. Huge range of stuff by her. Nice little shop downstairs as well.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

No matter what the exhibition, this traditional art museum is worth a visit. The restaurant/cafe is nice and the small shop has great stuff to get a souvenirs. The museum is right at the center of Helsinki, so it is easy to find. The building is beautifull and the collections certainly worth looking at. A very good place to see... More

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went ecpesially to see Tove Jansson exhibition. It was great to see how much Tove had made art, books and you name it. She has done unbeliavable lifetime work. And the moomins, ho lovely!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visited the museum for the Tove Jansson exhibition and I was NOT let down. I was fortunate enough to be visiting on Helsinki Day when entrance to the museum was free - happy accident as this was already on my to-do list - but would've been more than happy to pay the usual admission fee as it was well worth... More

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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Ateneum was a fantastic afternoon for us. We visited when the AMAZING Tove Jansson exhibition was on the entire 2nd floor that was the best part a truly fascinating woman and even better if you loved The Moomins :)...the only downside was the 3rd floor being closed due to roof repairs...but well worth it.

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