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“Very nice museum”
Review of Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum
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Helsinki 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Canal Cruise
Ranked #11 of 292 things to do in Helsinki
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The collection of paintings from the Finnish Golden Age (1870-1920) is particularly interesting and beautiful. A good selection of paintings by Axeli Gallen Kallela, Hugo Simberg, Helen Scherfbeck and Albert Edelfeldt's are presented as a good collection of Finnish paintings from this period. They also have a large Edvard Munch painting from his Warnemünde-period (1907). They also have a small, but nice collection of European paintings (Cezanne, Van Gogh etc.).Check out temporary exhibitions before you go, you can be lucky to see a good one while you are there. The cafe has good pastries and ok food. There are two book shops. The building is a piece of nice architecture. Very good location. The Ateneum, Kiasma (contemporary art) and The Sinebrychoff Museum (a good collection of older European art) are all a part of the Finnish National Gallery and you should ask for possible tickets that can be valid for all three museums.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

The museum is a small but well run and well laid out national art museum. The national collection is very interesting for its diversity and depth. If you are interested in art and Finland's history, the Ateneum is particularly good. Many of the painters have shown Finland in their time, and bring the hard, but remarkable beauty to canvas. The third floor of the museum is particularly interesting, and is a must to see. I have been there 10 to 12 times and never tire of going back.
My one piece of advice is to take your time, there are fascinating works that are out of the main stream.

2  Thank Bathurst-travel
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I first went to Ateneum for the temporary exhibition "52 souls" - http://www.ateneum.fi/en/52-souls - to enter into the finnish art and sensibility through the paint. Very curious to know more, I saw a display of the collection, some paitings also from Eero Järnefelt, and other works. It was really a good introduction and discoveries of Finland. It gave the desire to know more about this country. Definitely, you have to go there if you desire to learn about Finland.
A plus would be to indicate more where the several exhibitions are, instead of just following the path.

1  Thank MaiteComeIn
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Ateneum Museum located at the heart of Helsinki city center. Just across the main railway station.
You get to see various paintings from time to time. Must visit for art lover.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I visit here each time I come to Helsinki. The special exhibits are, in themselves, worth a visit. The permanent collection is diverse (older art, modern, European, etc). It has an outstanding collection of Scandinavian art well worth a special trip. The museum cafe has good food and is nice place to stop for a rest stop.

2  Thank WILLIAMSVILLE-FAMILY
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