Ateneum Art Museum
Visitors arriving to Helsinki by rail will immediately take notice of the imposing Ateneum building, which hosts one of the biggest collections of classical art in Finland. Take a day out to see artwork from centuries past at the Ateneum Art Museum. Helsinki’s grand art museum celebrates art in all its forms, starting with the impressive architecture of the building. Graced with busts of Raphael, Bramante and Phidias, plus a number of other sculptures woven into the edifice, an art lover should know they have arrived at the right place.
An art adventureInside the Ateneum, you will find a collection of over 4,000 paintings and 750 sculptures, including works from all over the world. Guests of the country should be certain to take note of the museum's Finnish collection, which shows the development of art in Finland from the 18th century to the present day. You can also enjoy an impressive display of prints and drawings, which showcase the evolution of Finnish art. In addition, there is a large collection of Japanese woodcuts, ready to be explored.
Tours and eventsThroughout the year, there are several events taking place at the museum, taking you on a journey through different parts of the Finnish art history and the museum in general. Join a pop-up guided tour held by staff member, learn something new by attending an art lecture or enjoy a nice movie screening. There is no shortage of things to do here, so make sure to check the museum’s website to find out what is on during your visit.
Art lovers who wish to visit the Ateneum need not look far for accommodation, as the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki lies just five minutes away. This hotel also puts you in a great spot for getting to the city's other major attractions, shopping centers and museums, such as Seurasaari or Suomenlinna.