HAM Tennis Palace

Open today 11-19

  • Tue–Sun 11–19
  • Mon closed

Closures and exceptions

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  64,90 € (1.1.2018 onwards 68,00 €)

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

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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.

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Current exhibitions

Ola Kolehmainen: San Pietro 1628 I, 2017 © Ola Kolehmainen

Ola Kolehmainen: Sacred Spaces

Until 4.3.2018

Sacred Spaces is a visual adventure in space, time and light. It comprises 28 works, 19 of which are now exhibited for the first time.

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Pekka Kauhanen: Taketoy, 2014 © Kuva: HAM / Maija Toivanen

Pekka Kauhanen

Until 4.3.2018

Suomalaisen kuvanveistotaiteen omaleimaisena edustaja on tuonut jo lähes viiden vuosikymmenen ajan nähtävillemme erilaisten hahmojen kavalkadin. Esillä on Kauhasen teoksia lähinnä 2000-luvulta, painottuen hänen aivan viime vuosien tuotantoonsa.

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© Kalle Järvenpää, Saariaho Järvenpää

Petros Aleksandros Paukkunen: Heavenscape

Until 4.3.2018

Heavenscape on ääni-installaatio, joka haastaa kuulijan laajentamaan kuulemisen ja kuuntelemisen käsitettä. Teoksessa ääntä käsitellään veistoksellisena elementtinä kuin ainetta, mikä saa äänen tuntumaan fyysiseltä ja käsin kosketeltavalta.

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Eero Nelimarkka: Punaiset tohvelit, 1917 © Yksityiskokoelma / Kuva: HAM / Maija Toivanen

Eero Nelimarkka

Until 4.2.2018

The exhibition presents a less well-known side of the art of Eero Nelimarkka (1891–1977). Its focus is on the artist’s early works from the 1910s and 1920s that were inspired by new artistic trends in Paris.

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Tove Jansson © Per Olov Jansson

Tove Jansson


The works of Tove Jansson (1914–2001) are amongs the most cherished pieces in the HAM collection. HAM has dedicated some of its galleries to an exhibition of the artist's life and works.

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Sini Pelkki: Shelter, 2018 © Sini Pelkki

Sini Pelkki: Sheet No4

Until 25.2.2018
HAM gallery

Sheet No4 is an experimental moving image work that uses repetition and reinterpretation to both construct and deconstruct the image and its boundaries.

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Jussi TwoSeven: ROAR27, 2017. HAM / kuva: Maija Toivanen

Jussi TwoSeven: ROAR27

HAM metro

ROAR27 consists of a painting resembling the head of a bear and a site-specific logo installation. Surrounded by the urban buzz of the metro station, the work is a powerful comment in defence of nature.

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Coming soon



This is my Studio - the place to be - @olakolehmainen, #berlin, #Germany, #helsinki, #finland


Good Night - Good Morning End of night shift at studio I am Ola Kolehmainen - the HAM instagram is Hijacked @olakolehmainen, #berlin, #Germany, #helsinki, #finland #sec #sec500


Venetsian biennaalissa viime vuonna Suomea edustaneen Erkka Nissisen Material Conditions of Inner Space -installaatio sunnuntaihin saakka esillä HAMin ilmaispuolella. Teos hankittiin HAMin kokoelmiin vuonna 2013. 📷@maijatoi #HAMhelsinki #helsinkiläistentaidekokoelma #erkkanissinen


© HAM / Maija Toivanen

HAM hosted over 200,000 visitors in 2017

2.1.2018 14:36

Exhibitions and programming at HAM drew a total of 203,000 visitors to Tennis Palace in 2017. The number-one show was Modern Life – Finnish Modernism and the International Dimension, which opened in March and was visited by more than 60,000 art lovers during the four-month exhibition period. A joint effort by five leading museums in …

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Ola Kolehmainen: Selimiye 1575 III, 2014 © Ola Kolehmainen

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year

21.12.2017 13:05

After Christmas, HAM stays open every day excluding the New Year’s Day. On Friday 29 December HAM celebrates the end of the year with an admission free evening – all exhibitions are free of charge from 4 pm until 7 pm. There are also guided tours and art workshop available during the season. You can …

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Riikka Keränen: Mushrooms of the Mind, 2017 © Photo: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

New work of art brings joy to the Alppikylä Day Care Centre

15.12.2017 10:11

Artist Riikka Keränen’s sculptural installation Mushrooms of the Mind has been completed at the Alppikylä day care centre, which opened in 2016. The work consists of clusters of ceramic tree mushrooms of different shapes, colours and sizes. The mushrooms contain both fantastical elements and features of natural mushrooms. Clusters of mushrooms are installed in several …

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Lake Landscape has been printed on the costumes of the opera choir. Opera singer Tatja Romanova-Vorontsova helps out with the fitting of the dress. © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

Lake Landscape, Kalevalanmaa and HAM

9.11.2017 14:57

Lake Landscape from the collections of HAM has been included in the stage costume design of Kalevalanmaa (The Land of Kalevala), a major production of the Finnish National Opera and the Finnish National Ballet. The painting has been printed on the costumes of the choir, creating a lake landscape providing a background for the performance. …

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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?

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(notice that all information will be sent in Finnish)