HAM - Helsinki Art Museum
HAM - Helsinki Art Museum
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Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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  • Kamppi • 2 min walk
  • Rautatientori • 8 min walk
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Gloria B
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The temporary exhibition entitled Pehmo (Softy in English) is absolutely wonderful and worth the visit on its own.
I did enjoy the other exhibits, but the textiles on display were of an entirely different order. From the awe inspiring floor to ceiling applique piece near the entrance to the story of Mrs Moebius in a small display case, there was always something to wonder at.
Particulary moving was the giant mobile of 3D structures made of white fabric - inspired by the European Space Agency's collaboration with the disabled community.
As a quilter, I know something about some of the techniques involved and enjoyed being able to see the items close up and work out how they had been made.
I was lucky enough to speak to one of the room guardians - Mr. Veli - who gave me further insights into some of the pieces and their makers.

If you are in Helsinki, the HAM is worth a visit for this textile exhibition alone.
Written November 14, 2022
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Werner W
Zurich, Switzerland845 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We found this place during our first trip to Helsinki. It is probably the most important museum of art in Helsinki. However, compared to other art museums in big cities Helsinki is behind. They concentrate more on local artists and you will not find the typical collections including international artists.
Written September 7, 2023
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Katie H
Melbourne, Australia322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The HAM is definitely a place to visit when I. Helsinki, especially if you enjoy modern art. The space is vast and open, and the current exhibitions are very thought-provoking.

Having an exhibition space with artworks at the height of young children and a room in which people can draw / write on the walls and floor is also unlike anything else I have seen in other contemporary art spaces. This was very cool, and a great way to introduce young children into the world of art!
Written July 16, 2023
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Simon S
Sutton, UK101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We visited this museum on a Helsinki visitor pass - the normal entry is €6 each. You have to check coats and bags (no extra cost) but it's fine to take a camera in.

My wife likes moomins so the fact there were some frescos and other art by Tove Jansson went down well. There was the work of another finnish artist there. It was interesting but the art museum was quite small. There was an area where someone was restoring a mural piece by piece. It's a little bit confusing that the art museum is in a cinema complex, you have to take the escalator up to the 2nd floor to reach the museum itself. There is a gift shop (full of moomin memorabilia) and cafeteria outside the museum. OK for spending an hour or two on a rainy Helsinki afternoon.
Written September 28, 2019
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World Traveler
28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This museum is a fine one. On the first floor you can see portraits from many Finnish artists. But on the 2nd floor is where I started to get disappointed. Because the second floor was all graffiti. I mean graffiti can be cool, but I really was disappointed. I would probably not go back here again.
Written March 14, 2019
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Markus W
Europe351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Helsinki Art Museum is located in the so-called Tennispalatsi (Tennis Palace), a functionalist building constructed in the late 1930s which got its name from the four tennis courts that were inside. Tennis Palace was intended to host the tennis matches of the 1940 Olympic Games, which - as we all know - didn't take place because of WWII. When Helsinki was finally able to host the Olympic Games in 1952, the building served as the venue for the Olympic basketball matches. Nowadays it is home to the Helsinki Art Museum. The most interesting part of the museum in my opinion are the paintings and murals by Tove Jannson, who is widely known as the author and illustrator of the Moomins books. Of course there are also paintings and works of art by other contemporary artists on display.
Written January 26, 2018
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guyasp
Jerusalem, Israel149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
It's... okay, nothing more or less. Most of the exhibitions are modern art, with way too many pieces showing penises weirdly. I mean, we're far from being conservatives but this was more of bad taste than anything else. Tuve Janssons' paintings are interesting (with moomins hidden!).
Written October 18, 2017
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Joscar00
Stockholm, Sweden77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This art museum is located in the same building as a multi-screen cinema and its slogan is ”Art is pop corn for your brain”.
I saw the exhibitions of Ellen Thesleff and a modern Polish artist whose name was Pawel something (sorry). They were interesting but the best part was a separate part that you enter dressed in a white overall, without you bag and phone. In this area everything is white, soft and silent. There are mattresses on the floor, far from each other, so that you can sit or lie down and take in the calm. It is like giving your brain a break, very refreshing. Don’t hesitate, the overalls given are easy to wear and there are lockers for your stuff. This part is the idea of the Polish artist, I am a fan although I have trouble remembering his name...
Written August 7, 2019
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calsilver77
Preston, UK854 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Enjoyable art museum. We mainly came to see the Tove Jansson exhibition, which was excellent. A couple of other good exhibits too. Worth a visit!
Written March 14, 2019
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Heikki666
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
The Finnish masters downstairs were outright usual. The talked about Eero Nelimarkka exhibition was artistic but The same coulndnt be Said about the "pleasure" exhibition upstairs. In no way worth climbing a flight of stairs.

Nice reception and we were happy children had free admission.
Written November 12, 2017
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