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.
At HAM you can always visit some of our exhibitions free of charge!
The guided tours held on Saturdays are open to all visitors for the price of the admission ticket.
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.
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.
On the expert evenings on Thursdays, the audience is greeted by leading experts of arts and culture. With the help of researchers, art historians and professionals from specialised museums we dig deeper into the exhibition themes of Modern life!
The HAM Talks are held every Thursday at the HAM Hall at 5.30pm. Duration approximately one hour. The lectures are held in Finnish. Entry included in the admission ticket.
How did the Car Palace of the 1940 Olympics turn into the Tennis Palace, and finally a multiplex cinema and the Helsinki Art Museum?
Contemporary functionalism highlighting cleanliness and light lived up to its expectations in sanatorium architecture, with the prime example of the winning bid in Paimio in 1933 by the 30-year-old architect Alvar Aalto.
A nation recovering from war was greeted with open arms in 1950s Italy. Finnish design was met with a huge success in the international design shows organised in Milan every three years.
A delegation of Finnish architects traveled to Germany in 1943 to learn about standardising, following an invitation by Albert Speer. The delegation included Alvar Aalto, Aarne Ervi, Jussi Paatela, Viljo Revell and Esko Suhonen.
Two styles co-existed within modern housing architecture: rationalism leaning on technology and poetry leaning on humanistic thinking. The lecture dives into these two lines of thought through examples.
The rationalising exhibition on small scale housing held in 1930 at the Kunsthalle Helsinki took a stand on the housing problem at the time: how to offer sound housing solutions for the whole population. During the same year, modern Finnish photography reached new audiences through an exhibition held at the Strindberg Gallery by the groundbreaking photography collective ABISS.
Professor Riitta Nikula has conducted wide research in urban planning and the history of rowhouse living. As an art historian, her special interests lie in everyday phenomena and the 20th century.
Launched in 1968, Futuro is the ellipsoid shaped plastic house designed by architect Matti Suuronen, encompassing space-age architecture and design experiments from the late 1960s, with new materials and optimistic ideas. Art historian Marko Home shares the colourful story of Futuro from the 1960s up until this day.
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