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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki, 00100

The Basics

Explore ever-changing and often unusual displays across four floors of galleries, admiring not only the artwork on show but also the unique space itself, which is based on Golden Ratio principals. The centrally-located museum features on most city tours, which typically also cover Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko) and Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral. Free guided tours in English take place monthly, and admission to the museum—and 27 other attractions—is free with a Helsinki Pass.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Kiasma is a must-see for art lovers.

  • The family-friendly museum offers an ever-changing program of activities for kids, which include color play for babies; kid-oriented guided tours; and weekend workshops. Contact the museum ahead of time to book.

  • The museum is fully accessible tofor wheelchairs and strollers. Tours can be customized to cater to special needs.

  • Save money with a combined ticket for all Helsinki National Gallery museums, or visit on the first Friday of the month when admission is free.

  • You’ll need to leave your backpack in the free cloakroom, as luggage is not permitted in the galleries.

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How to Get There

The museum is located on one of Helsinki’s major thoroughfares, making it easy to access on foot or by tram or bus Hop-on hop-off buses also stop nearby.

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When to Get There

Kiasma prides itself on its ever-changing displays, preferring constant renewal to permanent exhibits. If there’s a particular piece you’d like to see, check the exhibition schedule ahead of time. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Finnish National Gallery

The Finnish National Gallery is made up of three museums: Kiasma, whose name evokes ideas of intersection and encounter; Ateneum, a fine art gallery hosting Finland’s largest collection of classical art; and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum, where European art is exhibited in a historic estate.. Admission to all three is includedfree with a Helsinki Card, and all can be covered on select sightseeing tours of the city.

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