Here’s museums for art lovers. Helsinki offers great museum of modern art, contemporary art and old art.
Kiasma (opened 1998) is Finland’s leading contemporary art museum. The building of Kiasma is designed by American architect Steven Holl. The basic functions of the museum are organising changing exhibitions and augmenting its collection.
Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2. Website
The Ateneum is a major museum in Finland and it has the biggest collections of classical art in Finland. The building was designed by Finnish architect Theodor Höijer in 1887.
Address: Kaivokatu 2. Website
3. Amos Rex
Amos Rex museum is the largest private art museum in Finland. The Museum arranges 8–12 exhibitions a year around special themes covering both contemporary and more traditional art. Amos Anderson (1878–1961), the founder of the museum, was a generous patron who supported Finnish art and science.
Address: Mannerheimintie 22-24. Website
4. HAM (Helsinki Art Museum)
HAM is one of the largest art museums in Finland and the Nordic countries. It functions as interpreter of the history of the visual arts and of new trends in visual culture. Museum located in moveicomplex Tennispalatsi.
Address: Salomonkatu 15 Website
5. Sinebrychoff Art Museum
The museum exhibits works of old European masters from the 14th to the mid-19th century. The permanent collection includes statues and porcelain artefacts from the 16th and 17th century.
Address: Bulevardi 40. Website
Helsinki Kunsthalle hosts 7-8 major exhibitions each year. The focus of the exhibitions is on contemporary art but the exhibition program also includes design and architecture.
Address: Nervanderinkatu 3. Website
7. EMMA (Espoo Museum of Art)
EMMA is located in the exhibition centre WeeGee in Espoo. The collection features modern art from Finland and abroad. EMMA displays also temporary exhibitions.
Exhibition Centre WeeGee includes as well Espoo City Museum, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä and Finnish Museum of Horology.
Address: Ahertajantie 5. Website