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Helsinki Museums

Helsinki is home to about 80 museums and it’s a visual treat to explore them. The sheer diversity in the exhibits can astound anybody as there are museums of all kinds, right from photography, arts, design to botanical, and many more. They also have Suomenlinna and Seurasaari museums which are open air and display the outdoor world. Also, if you want to explore classic art then a visit to the Ateneum Art Museum is a must. Many museums also have cafes and restaurants where the visitors can refresh themselves.

Ateneum
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Ateneum

Ateneum is one of the most popular art museums in Helsinki and is a part of the of the Finnish National Gallery. The museum lies on the southern side of Rautatientori square just near the Helsinki Central railway station. It houses Finnish art right from the 18th century along with about 650 international works. The works of many well-known artists are showcased in this building which is owned by the government real estate provider, Senate Properties.

Opening Time: Tue. and Fri. 10am–6pm , Wed. and Thu. 10am–8pm, Sat. and Sun. 10am–5pm, Mon. Closed
Address: Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 2 9450 0401

Sinebrychoff Art Museum (Sinebrychoff Art Museum)
Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Sinebrychoff Art Museum (Sinebrychoff Art Museum)

The Sinebrychoff Art Museum (Swedish: Konstmuseet Sinebrychoff) displays ancient European art collections and at the same time acts as a house museum which presents the Sinebrychoff family estate. The Sinebrychoff Art Museum is also a part of the Finnish National Gallery along with two other distinguished art galleries. This museum houses an enviable collection of porcelain, miniatures, and silver.

Opening Time: Tue., Thu., Fri. 11am–6pm, Wed. 11am–8pm, Sat. and Sun. 10am–5pm, Closed on Mon.
Address: Bulevardi 40, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 2 9450 0200

HAM - Helsinki Art Museum (Helsingin taidemuseo)
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HAM - Helsinki Art Museum (Helsingin taidemuseo)

Owned and managed by the city of Helsinki, the Helsinki Art Museum (Swedish: Helsingfors konstmuseum) is a popular art museum in Finland. The museum reopened in 2015, and contains over 9,000 artistic works. Most of the artworks are displayed at public places such as streets, parks, schools and libraries. This place also houses a permanent exhibition of the works of Tove Jansson.

Opening Time: Tue. to Sun. 11am–7pm, Mon. Closed
Address: Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 310 1051

Amos Anderson Art Museum (Amos Andersonin taidemuseo)
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Amos Anderson Art Museum (Amos Andersonin taidemuseo)

OThe Amos Anderson Art Museum (Swedish: Amos Andersons konstmuseum) is the largest private museum in Helsinki, Finland. Managed and owned by the Föreningen Konstsamfundet association this majestic museum is located at Yrjönkatu. The museum mostly contains contemporary art pieces from the personal collection of Amos Anderson along with other works of 20th-century art. The museum possesses works by many well-known artists.

Opening Time: Mon. and Thu. 10am-6pm, Tue. Closed, Wed .10am-8pm, Sat. and Sun. 11am-5pm
Address: Yrjonkatu 27 , Box 14 , FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 6844 460

Helsinki City Museum (Helsingin kaupunginmuseo)
Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Helsinki City Museum (Helsingin kaupunginmuseo)

The Helsinki City Museum (Swedish: Helsingfors stadsmuseum) has dedicated itself to display the history of Helsinki. The museum documents the life and the memories of the local residents in Helsinki over the years. The organisation also manages four other museums in the city. Situated near the Senate Square the Helsinki City Museum is an important artistic landmark in the city of Helsinki.

Opening Time: Mon. to Fri. 11am–7pm, Sat. and Sun. 11am–4pm
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 3103 6630

Finnish Museum of Photography (Suomen valokuvataiteen museo)
Suomen valokuvataiteen museo

Finnish Museum of Photography (Suomen valokuvataiteen museo)

The Finnish Museum of Photography strives to support and promote the art of Photography in Helsinki through exhibitions and research. Established in 1969, the museum is run under the guidance of Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography. The museum has around 2.5 million pictures which the visitors can enjoy and is a great learning ground for the budding photographers.

Address: Tallberginkatu 1 C 85 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Kiasma
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Kiasma

The Kiasma is the contemporary art museum that derives its name from the word ‘chiasma’, which indicates the optic chiasm. The Kiasma belongs to the Finnish National Gallery along with the Ateneum art museum and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum. The museum represents the contemporary art collection of the Finnish National Gallery and includes works by many renowned artists like Anders Gustaf, Antonio Rotta, Bernard, Baumgartner, etc.

Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2, FIN-00100 Helsinki, Finland

Design Museum (Designmuseo)
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Design Museum (Designmuseo)

The Design Museum (Swedish: Designmuseet) in Helsinki lies on the Korkeavuorenkatu Street and is dedicated to the industrial, fashion, and graphic design of both local and international origin. The museum houses around 75,000 objects, 125,000 photographs and 45,000 drawings that can keep the visitors immersed for hours. The museum is almost 140 years old and is one of the oldest active museums in the world.

Address: Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 622 0540

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum is a one of its kind place in the city of Helsinki. The museum is situated on the Seurasaari Island a few distances away from the Helsinki centre. The museum is open for all the visitors from June untill August between 11.00am till 5.00pm. The Seurasaari Island is intended to be a recreational area and is very popular among the tourists.

Address: 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Didrichsen Art Museum (Didrichsenin taidemuseo)
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Didrichsen Art Museum (Didrichsenin taidemuseo)

Established by Marie-Louise and Gunnar Didrichsen the Didrichsen Art Museum (Swedish: Didrichsens konstmuseum) is situated on the island of Kuusisaari. The museum holds permanent as well as temporary exhibitions of Finnish art, ancient Asian and pre-Columbian arts and artefacts. All the items in the museum are chosen by the founders together and are a wonderful blend of old and contemporary creations.

Address: Kuusilahdenkuja 1, 00340 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 10 219 3970

National Museum of Finland (Kansallismuseo)
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National Museum of Finland (Kansallismuseo)

The National Museum of Finland (Swedish: Nationalmuseum) tells you the history of Finland right from the medieval time to the 19th century. The permanent exhibition space is currently divided into two spaces The Realm and Workshop Vintti. Other parts of the museum ie. the Prehistory of Finland exhibition and the Treasure Troves exhibition are closed for construction work and are set to reopen in 2017-2018.

Address: Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Finnish Museum of Natural History (Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo)
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Finnish Museum of Natural History (Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo)

Founded in 1988, the Finnish Museum of Natural History (Swedish: Naturhistoriska centralmuseet) works under the University of Helsinki in Finland. The research institution works to study and collect samples of zoological, botanical, geological and paleontological origins. The museum is divided into three parts- the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, the Natural History Museum and the Kumpula Botanic Garden. The collection samples for this institution are used for many purposes like educational, scientific and public.

Address: The Northern Railway Street 13

Museum of Finnish Architecture (Suomen arkkitehtuurimuseo)
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Museum of Finnish Architecture (Suomen arkkitehtuurimuseo)

The Museum of Finnish Architecture (Swedish: Finlands arkitekturmuseum) is a unique museum which is situated at two locations in the city one at Kaartinkaupunki and another at a wooden villa in Kaivopuisto. The museum is dedicated to architecture and houses a huge collection of photographs, drawings and architectural scale models.

Address 1: Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Address 2: Villa in Kaivopuisto, Puistokatu 4, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 45 7731 0474

Suomenlinna Museum
Suomenlinna Museum

Suomenlinna Museum

The Suomenlinna Museum is located at the Suomenlinna, which is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands. There are 6 museums in Suomenlinna situated in different areas. The Suomenlinna museum features objects like tools, utensils, weapons and ammunition which represents the people living in the fort and their lives. A short film about the history of Suomenlinna can also be viewed here in nine different languages.

Address: Suomenlinna C74, 00190 Helsinki, Finland

Ehrensvärd Museum
Suomenlinna Museum

Ehrensvärd Museum

The Ehrensvärd Museum is situated in the central courtyard of the official residence of the fortress’s commandeer, Suomenlinna. The museum presents the history of the Suomenlinna fort’s Swedish period. The museum’s collections feature miniatures, portraits, weapons, Gustavian furniture, oil paintings, etc. The museum is open every day in the summer season, and only on weekends in autumn and spring.

Address: Komendantintalo, Suomenlinna, 00190 Helsinki, Finland

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