Events, Museums, and Exhibitions

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Taiteiden yö / Night of the Arts on Thursday 23 August

The Night of the Arts is an annual cultural event. This year it takes place on Thursday 23 August, involving hundreds of events of all kinds held in a variety of venues, from clubs to the streets and from parks to boutiques. During the Night of the Arts, many museums offer free admission, and galleries and museums extend their opening hours.

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Ateneum Art Museum

Collections include classics of Finnish art from the 19th and the 20th centuries.


Helsinki Art Museum (HAM)

Museum of modern and contempary art.


Helsinki University Museum

Time-warp the history of the University, from its medieval predecessor and 17th-century beginnings in Turku, through its relocation and reorganisation as a Humboldtian university in Helsinki in 1828, to the Occupation of the Old Student House in the 1960s, and beyond.


Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Originating in the unification of a private garden founded on its current location in 1763 and the evacuated Academy of Turku Botanical Garden, the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden is today one of the two great scientific gardens of the University of Helsinki open to public.



Museum of contemporary art. Changing exhibitions.


Musiikkitalo / Helsinki Music Centre

Concert hall with a diverse schedule of concerts and events.


National Museum of Finland

Archaeology and cultural heritage from the Stone Age to the present day.


Natural History Museum

Founded in 1923 as a zoological museum in the earlier (and rather showy) building of the Alexander Lyceum (a Russian-speaking cadet school), the museum nowadays displays exhibitions with a wide focus on nature and evolution.


Sinebrychoff Art Museum

A unique collection and changing exhibitions of old European art.


Suomenlinna / Sveaborg

World Heritage Site Suomenlinna is a cultural treasure. The sea fortress's construction began in the mid-18th century, when Finland was still part of Sweden. Today, the fortress and its museums, restaurants, and events are a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Suomenlinna is a popular visitor attraction and also home of 800 residents.

Ferry connection (15–20 min) from the Market Square. All HSL / HRT (Helsinki Regional Transport Authority) tickets are accepted.

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The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden, open to public, is set to the north of the lovely Töölönlahti region in central Helsinki, next to the Helsinki City Garden (closed to public). The greenhouse is dominated by tropical plants and flanked by a rose garden. Entrance is free.