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

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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.

Who we are

Current exhibitions

Kusama with PUMPKIN at Aichi Triennale 2010. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; David Zwirner, New York, © Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity

Until 22.1.2017

HAM finishes up the year 2016 with a retrospective of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929). The exhibition consists of the artist’s most notable works, including paintings, sculptures and installations.

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Eeva Peura: Family Portrait (yksityiskohta), 2016. © Eeva Peura. Kuva: Erika Luoto.

Eeva Peura: Black

Until 8.1.2017
HAM galleria, HAM gallery

In Eeva Peura’s exhibition, Black, visitors will be able to see oil paintings and works on paper as well as stories and words.

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

HAM’s roots

Until 8.1.2017

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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Yayoi Kusama: Narkissos-puutarha (Installaationäkymä Kampin metroasemalta), 1966, 2016. © Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama. Kuva: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden

Until 22.1.2017
HAM metro

Tarjoamme mahdollisuuden tutustua yhteen maailman kuuluisimmista taiteilijoista metromatkaa odotellessa.

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Coming soon



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Antti Laitinen: Armour, 2016 © HAM / Maija Toivanen

Antti Laitinen’s Armour installed in Töölönlahti Park

2.11.2016 9:58

Armour, a temporary artwork by artist Antti Laitinen (b. 1975), has been installed in Töölönlahti Park. Shaped like a suit of armour for a tree, the steel sculpture alludes to issues in the coexistence between nature and humanity and is thematically appropriate for an urban park. Rising up to a height of more than five …

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Fredrikanterassin taidekilpailu: yleisnäkymä pohjoisesta (yö)

Fredikanterassi artwork competition’s finalists selected from 121 entries

25.10.2016 13:22

The first stage of the Fredikanterassi artwork competition has been completed. The jury selected 8 entries for further development in the next stage of the competition. The entries are not listed in order of preference.

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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

Join HAM’s volunteers!

23.9.2016 15:26

HAM is starting a new volunteer programme at the Helsinki Art Museum. The volunteer team will start its work with the Obliteration Room art project that is part of Yayoi Kusama’s In Infinity exhibition. Send in your application by 30 September.

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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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© 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.