Visiting HAM Helsinki Art Museum in summer 2021

We want to make your visit to the museum as successful and safe as possible. On this page, we have compiled information on our operations and some general instructions we ourselves follow and hope that all our visitors will also observe. Welcome to the museum – safely!


HAM will re-open to the public in a limited capacity on 8 June 

HAM will be opened 8.6. to a restricted number of customers so that visitors are genuinely able to keep a safe distance of two metres from each other. Up to ten people are permitted in one space at a time and a maximum of 50 people will be permitted in the museum at a time. Museum staff will monitor the situation and instruct visitors so that we are able to maintain sufficient distances. 

Admission to HAM by ticket purchased in advance only

For the time being, admission to HAM will be limited to visitors who have purchased a ticket in advance for a specific time slot. Tickets can be purchased from the front page of HAM’s website under: Purchase tickets. You can also access the ticket reservation system directly via the link below.

Purchase tickets


Opening hours and arrival

Opening hours: Tue 10-17.30, Wed–Sun 11.30–19, Mon closed
Address: Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8

Closures and exceptions



  • Regular admission 12 €
  • Reduced admission 10 €
  • Under 18 years 0 €
  • HAM Gallery and the admission free exhibitions 0 €
  • Finnish Museums Association’s museum card 0 €
    You can renew or purchase the museum card from us.

The museum kindly asks that customers pay by card.
The cloakroom is temporarily out of use. You can leave your coat and bag in the storage lockers found in the ticket sales lobby.

Our exhibitions in summer 2021

Tove Jansson (for the time being)

Lallukka – Life in the home of Artists (13.11.2020-24.10.2021)

Perttu Saksa – White arch (13.11.2020-25.7.2021)

Inka Bell: Passage (24.11.2020-20.6.2021)

Katharina Grosse (8.6.2021-23.1.2022)

Remote guided tours continue, discussion guides available on Saturdays

No events open to the public are being held in the museum premises for the time being, but you may participate in guided tours held on Wednesdays by remote link or book a guided tour for yourself at a convenient time during museum opening hours. Finnish-language open guided tours will start at 5 pm and Swedish- and English-language tours at 6 pm. Find out more about the tour schedule and calendar by clicking here, or book a guided tour by contacting or calling +358 (0)9 310 87003.

A discussion guide is available to visitors on Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm starting from 12 June. You can ask the guide for further information on the exhibition, the works and the artists. Discussion guides are there to answer any in-depth questions and they are available for brief discussions on the artwork. Discussion guides follow general health security instructions.

Learn more about HAM exhibitions online!
We offer digital sneak peeks into our exhibitions and tips on making and experiencing art at home on our website and social media channels.

Dive into the world of art whenever, wherever

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HAM shop

HAM Shop is open during the museum’s opening hours.

Dear customer, this is how we are helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Here at the Culture and Leisure Division, we value your and our employees’ health above all else. This is why we are asking you to comply with the following instructions, which we also abide by, when visiting us:

Even mild flu symptoms are a good reason to stay home
If you have any symptoms of flu, i.e. a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache or fever, please stay home.

We wash our hands
The best way to avoid contracting the coronavirus is to wash your hands. That is why we are asking everyone to maintain good hand hygiene. Hand sanitiser and hand washing stations are available in our premises.

We maintain a safe distance of at least two metres
The virus is highly contagious when in close contact. If you see that there is a line to our cash or information desk, please wait a moment and make sure to keep a safe distance of at least two metres from the person in front of you. If you do not have a tissue, please cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

We cough and sneeze properly
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put all used tissues in the rubbish bin immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use the top of your sleeve. Cleaning has been intensified.

Face masks
The City of Helsinki requires everyone over the age of 12 to use a face mask in its indoor premises, unless there is a health barrier to using a mask. Please bring your own mask. HAM guides will be wearing masks on guided tours.

We are now paying heightened attention to the cleaning of our facilities and the cleaning of different surfaces in particular. The situation is being actively monitored.

We follow current health and safety guidelines
We follow the current official guidelines for the coronavirus epidemic, as well as the health safety measures required by the Communicable Diseases Act.

Thank you for your cooperation!