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.
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865-1952) was the first president of the Finnish republic (1919-25). His memorial was commissioned from Wäinö Aaltonen (1894-1966) following an open competition arranged in 1955 which did not yield a result, and another competition in 1956, to which Olli Vaittinen, Viljo Savikurki, Armas Tirronen and Wäinö Aaltonen were invited.
Ståhlberg's memorial was unveiled on September 22, 1959, seven years after his death. It is a continuation of the heroic and Classical tradition typical of Aaltonen's memorials, combining physical resemblance with unaffected realistic form. K.J. Ståhlberg is depicted with a statute book in his right hand, a reminder of his career as a lawyer and of his political activity and role as the father of the Finnish Constitution.
The sculpture is cast in bronze and it's pedestal is red granite. The work of art belongs to the collection of HAM Helsinki Art Museum.
The statue talks to you: http://suomenpresidentit.fi/stahlberg/?lang=en
Wäinö Aaltonen: K.J. Ståhlberg, 1959. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Yehia Eweis