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.
Kyösti Kallio (1873-1940) was the fourth president of the Republic of Finland (1937-40). He was a member of the Diet and the parliament in 1904-37, the speaker of the parliament on several occasions and held positions in the Government as Minister and Prime Minister.
President Kallio felt that deteriorating health would compromise his ability to deal with the tense international situation at the time - and therfore he resigned in mid-term.
As he was about to board a train to return to his home in Nivala, he collapsed dramatically and died in the arms of his escorts before the honour guard at the Helsinki Railway Station on December 19, 1940. To commemorate this, a plaque was unveiled on the brick wall of the Railway Station in the year 2000 on the anniversary of Kallio's death. The plaque was designed by the architect Yrjö Sormunen.
The statue was made by his son, sculptor Kalervo Kallio (1909-1969), in a traditional, realistic style and was unveiled on November 10, 1962. The bronze statue is 3,6 metres and the red granite pedestal 1,7 metres high. The work belongs to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.
The statue talks to you: http://suomenpresidentit.fi/kallio/?lang=en
Kalervo Kallio: Kyösti Kallio memorial statue, 1962. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Yehia Eweis