HAM Tennis Palace

Open today 11-19

  • Tue–Sun 11–19
  • Mon closed

Closures and public holidays in 2016

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki

HAM Tennis Palace is located in the Helsinki city centre right next to Kamppi Shopping Centre. You can easily reach us from anywhere in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area using public transport. Check the Journey Planner for the optimal public transport options.


Contact information


  • Regular admission 10 €
    Reduced admission 8 €
  • Under 18 years  0 €
  • HAM Gallery and the admission free exhibitions 0 €
  • Finnish Museums Association’s museum card  0 €.
  • You can purchase the museum card from us  59 €

More about tickets

At HAM you can always visit some of our exhibitions free of charge!


Guided tours and workshops

The guided tours held on Saturdays are open to all visitors for the price of the admission ticket.

Check out our guided tours and art workshops


HAM’s ticket counter and entrance are located on the second floor of Tennis Palace, which is accessible using lifts located in the vicinity of all the exits. On the Eteläinen rautatienkatu end there is an escalator leading directly to the museum ticket counter. The exhibition facilities are located on two floors. Lift access to the upper exhibition floor (3rd floor) is locate in the inner lobby of the museum.


For schools and kindergartens

HAM offers affordable guided tours for comprehensive school, upper secondary school and vocational school pupils. We recommend reserving guided tours at least two weeks in advance.

Guided tours and art workshop for school children

Helsinki Art Museum Helsingin taidemuseo Helsingfors konstmuseum

HAM – an art museum that is the size of Helsinki

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.

Who we are

Current exhibitions

Yayoi Kusama: Ascension of Polka Dots on the Trees, 2016 (installation view from Helsinki). Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; David Zwirner, New York.

Yayoi Kusama + Helsinki + summer 2016

Until 9.10.2016
Esplanadi Park, Talvipuutarha, Teatteriesplanadi, Winter Garden

HAM will bring two temporary installations by Yayoi Kusama to Helsinki, one to be sited in Esplanadi park and the other in the Winter Garden. Both will be completed in time for Helsinki Day, 12 June 2016.

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© Antti Majava

Antti Majava: Victory of the Sun

Until 11.9.2016
HAM gallery

Antti Majava brings installations and video art to the HAM Gallery

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Tove Jansson ja Niilo Suihko maalaavat freskoa Juhlat maalla. © Helsingin kaupunginmuseo / Foto Roos

Tove Jansson

HAM presents Tove Jansson’s art and life with works from the people of Helsinki’s own art collection. The exhibition will include two of Tove Jansson’s most important works, the frescos Party in the City and Party in the Countryside, and the oil painting Before the Masquerade and sketches made for the murals in the Aurora Children’s Hospital.

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Juha Mäki-Jussila: Suddenly Last Summer

Until 21.8.2016
HAM corner, HAM kulma

In summer 2016 HAM Corner will showcase Suddenly Last Summer, a video work by Juha Mäki-Jussila from 2013.

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Yrjö Saarinen: Tanssit Hyvinkäällä, 1938 © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

HAM’s roots

Until 17.3.2017

HAM’s roots retells stories of Finnish art and of the different aspects of Finnish modernism. It includes 57 works from 28 artists.

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de Saint Phalle, Niki: Le Diable, 1985 Roy Lichtenstein: I love Liberty, 1982 (yksityiskohta) © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

HAM mix

Until 11.9.2016

HAM mix presents a selection of international artists from the art collection of the people of Helsinki.

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Kaos: Exploration

Exploration is about love and danger. Joy, sorrow, panic, success and failure are part of graffiti and are apparent in the works.

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Coming soon



VIIMEINEN PÄIVÄ! Enää 1 päivä aikaa nähdä Rakkaudella Heino. // LAST DAY! From Heino With Love - only 1 day left! Anu Tuominen: Tip, Tip (suodattimen idea) / Drip, Drip (idea of a filter) (yksityiskohta/detail), 2001. #HAMHelsinki #loveheino


Enää 2 päivää aikaa nähdä Rakkaudella Heino. // From Heino With Love - only 2 days left! Stiina Saaristo: Sitä oikeaa odotellessa / Waiting for the Right One (yksityiskohta/detail), 2003. #HAMHelsinki #loveheino


Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha #freeHAM #HAMHelsinki #lippahippa #Tennispalatsi


DJ Jimi #freeHAM


Enää 3 päivää aikaa nähdä Rakkaudella Heino. // From Heino With Love - only 3 days left! Jarmo Mäkilä: Nimetön / Untitled (yksityiskohta/detail), 1982. #HAMHelsinki #loveheino


Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity, 2015 (Obliteration Room, Installation shot from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art). © Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK. Photo: Kim Hansen

HAM invites you to join Kusama’s art project

10.8.2016 9:44

HAM is organising a participatory art project by Yayoi Kusama in Helsinki as a part of the In Infinity exhibition to be opened on 7 October. In the project an entirely white room will begin to change as its visitors stick self-adhesive dots on its surfaces. HAM is now looking for objects to decorate the …

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Havis Amanda © HAM / Maija Toivanen

HAM is collecting sculpture memories

21.4.2016 8:15

The city is full of invisible stories. Public sculptures are centrally located in the various districts of the city, in places where people live their daily lives and celebrate special occasions. HAM is now collecting and archiving urban history through various events and online. Around 250 of the sculptures gracing Helsinki’s parks, streets and squares …

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Ai Weiwei

Ai WeiWei Drew a Record Crowd to Tennis Palace

29.2.2016 14:30
News, Uncategorized

Ai WeiWei @ Helsinki drew a total of 119,000 visitors to the Tennis Palace in five months, an all-time record for the museum. The previous record was set in 1997 when 103,000 art lovers visited the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Meilahti Art Museum. HAM will be closed from 8 to 13 March due to the …

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Havainnekuva Kalasatamasta

Kalasatama art competition’s finalists selected from 261 entries

25.2.2016 11:10

The general art competition received 261 entries in which entrants had tackled the design assignment in many different ways. The jury selected 12 entries for further development in the next stage of the competition. The entries are not listed in order of preference. Aallonhalkojanaukio finalists Aaron Heino Aleksi Kraama and Akseli Leinonen Lotta Mattila Capellanaukio finalists …

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© HAM / Maija Toivanen

Join the HAM Club

The HAM Club is open to everyone and offers experiences, benefits and surprises for members. As a member, you’ll be among the first to get access to new exhibitions, in addition to which you’ll receive invitations to openings and special guided tours for club members. How does a guided tour of the Ai Weiwei @ Helsinki exhibition before the official opening sound?

Join the club

(notice that all information will be sent in Finnish)


The opening weekend is filled with events

The museum’s opening celebration continues at HAM throughout the weekend of 26 to 27 September. Come and meet artists, tour the opening exhibitions with a guide and learn from the museum staff what it takes to find a place for a new piece of art in the exhibition hall.