Ateneumin taidemuseo / Konstmuseet Ateneum / Ateneum Art Museum

The Ateneum to admit more visitors from Tuesday 22 June


Admission to exhibitions at the Ateneum Art Museum is becoming easier. The Ateneum is increasing the number of daily visitors, and tickets will also be sold at the door from Tuesday 22 June 2021. The same day marks the start of the sale of additional tickets at for the period from 6 July to 29 August (selling begins at 9:00). Pre-booking tickets is still recommended if you want to guarantee your admission to the museum at a preferred time. The number of visitors admitted can be increased now that the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland has relaxed the restrictions on assembly and safe distances that were in force in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.
Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

Tickets to the Repin exhibition in extremely high demand

An exhibition of the work of the very popular painter Ilya Repin will run until Sunday 29 August 2021. Other concurrent shows are Hannu Väisänen and Schillmark Variations, which will run until 8 August 2021 in the Fokus gallery, and the Stories of Finnish Art collection exhibition. Currently, 80 per cent of the pre-bookable tickets for the summer exhibitions have been sold.

We recommend pre-booking tickets

All pre-booked tickets to the exhibitions are sold through We recommend pre-booking your ticket if you want to guarantee your admission to the museum at a preferred time.

When purchasing tickets through, the price of a normal ticket is €19, and the price of a concession ticket is €17 (students, pensioners, unemployed, conscripts, and non-military conscripts). From 22 June, will also accept various yearly passes (including the Museum Card, press card, Friends of the Ateneum membership card, and teacher identity card) as means of payment. Tickets can also be pre-booked for people under 18 through The eligibility for a discounted or free ticket is checked at the entrance.

Depending on the chosen delivery method, a service fee of two euros and a booking fee of at least one euro are added to all prices, including for tickets purchased through, as well as tickets acquired with free-entry cards and tickets for under 18-year-olds. In addition to being available on the online service, tickets can be purchased from the telephone service at +358 600 900 900 (Mon–Fri, 9:00–17:00, €2/minute + mobile call charge/local network charge) and at the Stockmann department store.

Buy a ticket through 

From 22 June, tickets will also be on sale at the Ateneum

People buying tickets at the museum should be prepared for queues. The time of entry depends on the number of visitors present at the museum at the time of purchase. Ticket sales at the door end one hour before the museum’s closing time.

Only the ticket price of €19 or €17 will be charged for a ticket purchased at the museum. Holders of various yearly passes and under 18-year olds will be admitted to the Ateneum without having to pay the service and booking fees, when they buy their ticket at the museum.

Different entrances for visitors with pre-booked tickets and those buying tickets at the door

Access for museum visitors with pre-booked tickets is through the entrance on Ateneuminkuja. Each admission ticket is sold with an arrival time. Arrival times are staggered at 30-minute intervals. Visitors can arrive at any time during the 30-minute period stated on their ticket. If the arrival time on your ticket is the last of the day, you should arrive promptly at the start time, which gives you one hour to explore the exhibition before the museum closes. 

Access for Ateneum visitors buying their tickets at the museum is through the main entrance on Kaivokatu.

In August, the Ateneum will be open every day from 10:00 to 21:00

During the last four weeks of the Repin exhibition, from 2 to 29 August 2021, the Ateneum will be open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00.

Check our opening hours

Twitter: @AteneumMuseum | Facebook: AteneumArtMuseum | Instagram: ateneummuseum



Communications officer Anna Kari, tel. +358 40 717 8185, anna.kari [a]

Communications manager Johanna Eiramo, tel. +358 400 99 56 99, johanna.eiramo [a]

Images: | Please note! The image bank has been updated. Please create a personal ID for the image bank.


Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.
Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

About Ateneumin taidemuseo / Konstmuseet Ateneum / Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneumin taidemuseo / Konstmuseet Ateneum / Ateneum Art Museum
Ateneumin taidemuseo / Konstmuseet Ateneum / Ateneum Art Museum
Kaivokatu 2

0294 500 200

The Ateneum is the home of Finnish art and part of the Finnish National Gallery, together with the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Our collection includes more than 20,000 national treasures; works of art that we all own together. We have art dating from the 19th century to modernity.


Subscribe to releases from Ateneumin taidemuseo / Konstmuseet Ateneum / Ateneum Art Museum

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Ateneumin taidemuseo / Konstmuseet Ateneum / Ateneum Art Museum by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Ateneumin taidemuseo / Konstmuseet Ateneum / Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum exhibitions in spring 2022: The Modern Woman and Dialogue: Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala29.9.2021 13:40:24 EEST | Press release

From 11 February to 27 March 2022, the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum will be divided between two exhibitions. The Modern Woman will discuss the role and position of Finnish women artists in the decades of 20th century modernism. Dialogue will present works by photographic artists Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) and Hannele Rantala (b. 1952) that are based on assignments and messages exchanged between the two artists. The artists featured in both exhibitions are role models for today’s young people: the themes are linked to the debate on equality and the opportunities of women to pursue careers as artists. When the exhibitions end, the Ateneum’s ventilation systems will be renovated, which means that the museum will be closed to the public for about eight months.

Vårens utställningar 2022 på Ateneum är Den moderna kvinnan och Dialog: Elina Brotherus och Hannele Rantala29.9.2021 13:38:35 EEST | Tiedote

På Konstmuseet Ateneums tredje våning visas två utställningar under tiden 11.2–27.3.2022. Den moderna kvinnan granskar de kvinnliga finländska konstnärers roll och ställning under modernismens decennier på 1900-talet. Dialog presenterar fotokonstnärerna Elina Brotherus (f. 1972) och Hannele Rantalas (f. 1952) verk som baserar sig på deras gemensamma projekt och budskap. Båda utställningarnas konstnärer är förebilder för dagens unga: temana anknyter till diskussionen om jämställdhet och möjligheten att som kvinna göra en konstnärskarriär. När utställningarna stängs ska luftkonditioneringen på Ateneum renoveras, vilket betyder att museet kommer att vara stängt för publik i åtta månader.

Ateneumissa keväällä 2022 näyttelyt Moderni nainen sekä Vuoropuhelua: Elina Brotherus ja Hannele Rantala29.9.2021 13:37:44 EEST | Tiedote

Ateneumin taidemuseon kolmannen kerroksen jakavat 11.2.–27.3.2022 kaksi näyttelyä. Moderni nainen tarkastelee suomalaisten naistaiteilijoiden roolia ja asemaa 1900-luvun modernismin vuosikymmeninä. Vuoropuhelua esittelee valokuvataiteilijoiden Elina Brotherus (s. 1972) ja Hannele Rantala (s. 1952) teoksia, jotka pohjautuvat taiteilijoiden yhteisiin tehtäviin ja viesteihin. Molempien näyttelyiden taiteilijat ovat esikuvia tämän päivän nuorille: teemat nivoutuvat keskusteluun tasa-arvosta ja mahdollisuudesta tehdä taiteilijanuraa naisena. Näyttelyiden päätyttyä Ateneumissa alkaa ilmanvaihtoremontti, jonka vuoksi museo suljetaan yleisöltä noin kahdeksan kuukauden ajaksi.

Press conference on Thu 7 October at 10:15: Outi Heiskanen24.9.2021 09:19:55 EEST | Press Invitation

You are cordially invited to the press conference for the arts academician Outi Heiskanen’s exhibition on Thursday 7 October 2021 at 10:15. The event will be held in the Ateneum Hall. The exhibition on the Ateneum’s third floor will be open for preview until 13:00. Outi Heiskanen’s retrospective exhibition brings together different facets of her diverse and multidisciplinary art. The exhibition, featuring more than 300 works, presents prints, drawings, paintings and installations, as well as recordings of performances from a period of more than fifty years.

Pressvisning to 7.10 kl. 10.15: Outi Heiskanen24.9.2021 09:19:20 EEST | Kutsu

Välkommen till pressvisningen av akademiker Outi Heiskanens utställning torsdagen den 7 oktober 2021 kl. 10.15 (i Ateneumsalen). Utställningen i Ateneums tredje våning är öppen för medierna till klockan 13. I denna retrospektiva utställning sammanförs de olika delområdena av Outi Heiskanens mångsidiga och sektorsövergripande konst. Utställningen som omfattar över 300 verk presenterar grafik, teckningar, målningar och installationer samt performanceinspelningar från en över femtio år lång karriär.

Tiedotustilaisuus to 7.10. klo 10.15: Outi Heiskanen24.9.2021 09:19:02 EEST | Kutsu

Tervetuloa akateemikko Outi Heiskasen näyttelyn tiedotustilaisuuteen Ateneum-saliin torstaina 7. lokakuuta 2021 klo 10.15. Näyttelyyn Ateneumin kolmannessa kerroksessa voi tutustua klo 13 asti. Heiskasen retrospektiivinen näyttely kokoaa yhteen hänen monipuolisen ja monialaisen taiteensa eri osa-alueet. Yli 300:n teoksen näyttely esittelee grafiikkaa, piirustuksia, maalauksia ja installaatioita sekä performanssien taltiointeja yli viidenkymmenen vuoden ajalta.

From 21 to 29 August, tickets for the Ateneum’s Repin exhibition only available through Lippu.fi17.8.2021 10:37:33 EEST | Press release

Due to the deteriorating coronavirus situation and in order to prevent queues forming at the main entrance, the Ateneum Art Museum will transfer ticket sales for its Repin exhibition exclusively to for the remaining days of the exhibition, from 21 to 29 August. Ticket sales will begin on Thursday 19 August 2021 at 9:00. Starting from Thursday 19 August, the opening hours of the exhibition will be extended. Starting from Saturday 21 August, it will no longer be possible to buy a ticket at the main entrance. Changes are possible.

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom