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“Very definitely biased towards Finnish and local art” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
“Very definitely biased towards Finnish and local art”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

This museum seems to have deteriorated slightly over the years but in the three times I have visited I always found something to enjoy. I don't think that art works are supposed to shout in your face and sometimes a visitor has to turn down the volume of their expectations and not demand the latest and greatest. It is after all part of the local culture.

May I recommend that you get a museum card thus minimising disappointment at any particular feature. A one-day card costs E39 which includes public transport for quite a large area including all the trains and if you look at a map that is quite a good deal very good in fact. For two days, E51. You get a very handy guide book as well.
I would say this is the way to go.

Visiting three or four museums and using public transport system will get value for money no problem at all.

PS the restaurant is downstairs and there is a very extensive bookshop.

Visited March 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Avoid and save 10+ Euros”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

I was there last August, and I heartly recommend to avoid this museum.

It is simply not worth the money: the collection is not very extensive, the finnish art is objectively very limited in production and no original in style. Much better, spending the money on other local and more typical attractions.

Or simply keep the 12 euros in your pocket when you visit another European country.

Visited August 2013
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Helsinki
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“pathetic”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

There is nothing to see there. You could see more Finnish art in Paris (France) than in Ateneum. Go there ONLY if attendance is free of charge. Absolutely no value for the money and time wasted.

Visited December 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“ateneum historical building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

to fully understand the finnish history and admiring a very extense coleccion of the prime finnish artistist go to ateneum.
wondeful expositions, very vast permanent collecion and beeing in the heart of the city easy to visit,
try to visit with option to a guided tour,makes a difference to be able to know the hidden detaisl and explore finnish history.
Go and enjoy

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“It depends what you like in art”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

I liked the gallery enough but i wasn't that into the whole finland artist community floor. Some nice pieces. Its art and it just depends what you like.

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