We spent a day browsing the museums within the Finnish capital. And although it was tough, here are our top 3 picks of the best museums in Helsinki.
Best Museums In Helsinki – Our Top 3
Tue & Fri 10am–6pm
Wed & Thurs 10am–8pm
Sat & Sun 10am–5pm
Location: Ateneum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
About the museum: Ateneum is an art museum and one of the three museums forming the Finnish National Gallery. As well as Kiasma and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum completing the trio..
It is located in the centre of Helsinki on the south side of Rautatientori square close to Helsinki Central railway station. It also holds the biggest collections of classical art in Finland.
2. Amos Rex Museum
Amos Rex is only open when hosting an exhibition – we suggest checking exhibition dates HERE.
About the museum: Amos Rex is an art museum dedicated to Amos Anderson.
It opened in August 2018 and welcomed more than 10,000 visitors in its first weeks. Amos Rex’s exhibition programme extends from the newest, often experimental, contemporary art to 20th-century Modernism and ancient cultures.
Japanese art collective TeamLab opened the exhibitions in Helsinki.
Tues & Sat 10am-6pm
Weds, Thurs & Fri 10am-8.30pm
About the museum: Kiasma is a contemporary art museum and another part of the Finnish National Gallery. It is responsible for the gallery’s contemporary art collection.
Kiasma is Finnish for chiasma, a term that describes the crossing of nerves or tendons or the intertwining of two chromatids, the thread-like strands of a chromosome.
The Kiasma building itself is also a major architectural landmark, as well as one of the best museums in Helsinki.
Luxury – Hotel Kämp – Hotel Kämp is housed in a beautiful 19th-century building, opposite the Esplenade Park in the heart of . Guests enjoy free access to the Kämp Spa which offers a traditional Finnish sauna, steam bath and also a spa lounge. Soothing massages, body scrubs and facials are also available.
Mid-Budget – Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel – This historical hotel from 1917 is next to Kaisaniemi Park and is only 150 yards from Helsinki Central Station. It also offers free fitness centre access and modern air-conditioned rooms with WiFi.
Budget – Eurohostel – This hostel is a 5-minute ride from the city centre and is located on ’s Katajanokka island. Kauppatori is only ‘ walk away so it’s centrally located. It offers guest kitchens, free WiFi as well as a .
For other places to stay in Helsinki you can check the latest prices here.
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