Exhibitions and museums
The City of Helsinki holds exhibitions at cultural centres, Helsinki Art Museum and Helsinki City Museum. Virka Gallery at City Hall also hosts exhibitions. All museums in Helsinki can be seen on the Service Map.
All museums in Helsinki on the Service Map
Helsinki City Museum
The Helsinki City Museum is the world’s only museum focusing on Helsinki. Personal experiences and everyday life of people in Helsinki are highlighted and reflected in the museum’s items and photographs. A Kiss-kiss candy wrapper, a squeaky steel spring bed and a photo of a suburb home yard are precious treasures in the museum. The Helsinki City Museum is located in the oldest blocks of the city near the Senate Square, and entrance is always free of charge. The new Helsinki City Museum will open to the public in 13 May 2016.
Four other museums—the Hakasalmi Villa, the Burgher’s House, the Worker Housing Museum and the Tram Museum—are also a part of the Helsinki City Museum.
Helsinki Art Museum, HAM
The Helsinki Art Museum, HAM, looks after an art collection that belongs to the people of Helsinki, which includes over 9,000 works of art. Almost half of these works are on display in parks, streets, offices, health centres, schools and libraries, to brighten up everyone’s day. HAM draws attention to modern art and contemporary art in its exhibitions which are held principally at the Tennis Palace. The refurbished HAM will open on 25 September 2015.
Virka Gallery organises changing exhibitions and various public events at its premises in Helsinki City Hall. Entrance is always free. Read more about exhibitions and other activities.
This website presents museums and galleries in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.Go to exhibitions
See the rich palette of the Uusimaa Province’s nearly 200 museums from small to large.Go to guide
The Helsinki Metropolitan Area’s cultural offerings are presented on the Helsinki Region portal.Go to regional cultural offerings