4 April 2015

Helsinki tips - My 5 favourite museums

Spring and summer always bring lots of tourists to my Helsinki, so I'll continue my Helsinki tips series. This time I'll tell you about my favourite museums and what's going on in them now and in the summer.

The address is in parenthesis after the name. All these museums are at a walking distance from or in the city centre. The entrance fees are usually about 10 euros for adults. Check out the web sites before going, usually Monday or Tuesday is a day of  weekly closure.

Welcome to Helsinki!

Taidehalli, when you are finished, stick your entrance sticker on the pole!

Taidehalli (Nervanderinkatu 3)

Taidehalli (The Art Hall) is my favourite, they have shorter and smaller, often changing modern or contemporary  art exhibitions. They have a real restaurant on the premises, so you can have lunch there as well.

At the moment they have Erling Neby's concretism collection exhibion, which I recommend. (until 12 April, hurry up!)

Guggenheim Helsinki now (25.4.2015-16.5.2015). There's been lots of talk about a Guggenheim museum coming to Helsinki, but no decision has been made yet. In this exhibition you can see the finalists' work for the architectural competition.

Julian Opie (23.5.2015-9.8.2015)

Kiasma (Mannerheiminaukio 2)

Kiasma is a museum of modern art in an architecturally interesting building  in the city centre. They tend to have longer exhibitions and many different ones at the same time.

Robert Mapplethorpe's photography should be really interesting (until 13 September 2015)

Elements (until 9th August): explores using different elements for understanding reality.

Face to face (until 7th February 2016): artworks through the theme of portraiture.

Amos Anderson (Yrjönkatu 27)

Amos Anderson is the largest private art museum in Finland and it often has interesting "smaller" exhibitions:

Changing Chinese landscapes (until the 11th May)

Vilhelm Hammershöi, the artist of silence (until the 18th May). The Danish painter painted mostly landscapes and portraits with beautiful light and a certain melancholy us Nordics know so well.

Jussi Tiainen (until 2nd August) is a photographer and a publisher and this exhibition is about the museum itself.

Work? Changing pictures of work (11.4.2015-17.8.2015)

Ateneum (Kaivokatu 2)

If there is a big crowd pleasing exibition in the city, it's usually in Ateneum in the city centre.

They have a large collection of Finnish art, which is usually open even if there is another big exhibition.

Ismo Hölttö (10.4.2015-31.5.2015) photographed Finnish life in the 60s and 70s.

8 exposures - New Views  Tapio Wirkkala (2.6.2015-13.9.2015). It's 100 years from the birth of one of the greatest Finnish designers which is honoured with this exhibition.

Design Museum (Korkeavuorenkatu 23)

Postmodernism 1980-1995 (until 17th May)

Paavo Tynell - scketches (until 17th May)

Finnish Form (until 31.12.2016)


  1. Saako otsikon vierestä kommentoida, eli suositella myös Emmaa Espoossa :-)

    1. Hei, Pirkko! Tietysti saa ja kiitos!

      Pirkko made a good addition.:the Espoo Museum of modern Art (EMMA) in Espoo.


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