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 € (1.1.2018 onwards 68,00 €)

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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

Itä ja Länsi / East and West (J. K. Paasikiven muistomerkki / Monument to the memory of president J.K. Paasikivi) .

• Helsinki • Artist Harry Kivijärvi
Published 1980 • © Visual Artists Association

Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870-1956) was elected president of the republic in 1946 after C. G. E. Mannerheim's resignation. Paasikivi was elected for second term in 1950. His remarkable career in politics began already in the early years of the century and he held numerous key posts in the Finnish administration. He was the chairman of Finland's delegation at the Tarttu peace negotiations in 1920 and played a crucial role in the talks between Finland and the Soviet Union in 1939-1940 and 1944.

In addition to politics, Paasikivi made a career in the University of Helsinki and he was also the director of the Kansallis-Osake-Pankki in 1914-1934. Harry Kivijärvi (1931-2010) won the competition on the Paasikivi memorial with his entry `East and West'. The monument was unveiled in 1980 on the 110th anniversary of Paasikivi's birth. The monument comprises two black granite stones and a pedestal in which Paasikivi's famous utterance `Acknowledging the truth is the beginning of wisdom' ("Tosiasioiden tunnustaminen on viisauden alku") has been inscribed. The sculpture's height is 5.5 metres and it weighs 40,000 kilos. `East and West' derives its aesthetic force from the massive stones which have been polished and shaped to give an appearance of lightness.

The Paasikivi memorial became subject to much debate immediately after the winning entry had been selected. It received several nicknames, the most popular of which is probably `Juho Kusti and Alli', referring to the similarity between the to stocky stone blocks and the appearances of the president and his wife Alli.

The statue talks to you: http://suomenpresidentit.fi/paasikivi/?lang=en

The work of art belongs to the collection of HAM Helsinki Art Museum.

Itä ja Länsi / East and West (J. K. Paasikiven muistomerkki / Monument to the memory of president J.K. Paasikivi) . – Service Map

Harry Kivijärvi: East and West / Monument to the memory of president J.K. Paasikivi, 1980. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Hanna Kukorelli

Harry Kivijärvi: East and West / Monument to the memory of president J.K. Paasikivi, 1980. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Hanna Kukorelli

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