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.

 

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Tickets

  • 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 €

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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

Accessibility

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.

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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

Antti Laitinen’s Armour installed in Töölönlahti Park

2.11.2016 9:58

Antti Laitinen: Armour, 2016 © HAM / Maija Toivanen
Antti Laitinen: Armour, 2016 © HAM / Maija Toivanen

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 metres, the work is located on a small hill at the corner of Töölönlahdenkatu and Karamzininranta, next to an entryway to the park.

Antti Laitinen made the piece by cladding an existing tree in polished steel plate armour. He then took the armour apart and reassembled it around a steel armature. Empty and dissociated from the tree, the piece looks like it was put in storage after use.

“Armour was most commonly used by knights and their horses, but sometimes also by war elephants. The best suits of armour were custom built for their user. To my knowledge, no tree armour has previously been built.”
Antti Laitinen

Antti Laitinen represented Finland at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. He has created several public works of art in Finland and abroad. Antti Laitinen is known for his versatile use of materials and performative works. In one of his performative pieces he sailed across the Gulf of Finland in a self-built Bark Boat in 2011.

Armour is a piece of sculpture commissioned by the Helsinki Public Works Department. HAM (Helsinki Art Museum) served as the art expert in the project.

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