The oldest art museum in Finland is located in a romantic wood villa in Helsinki’s Kaivopuisto Park. The Cygnaeus gallery has an impressive collection of mainly Finnish paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. The collection includes work from the artist brothers von Wright, Albert Edelfelt and Helene Schjerfbeck, as well as sculptures by Walter Runeberg and Johannes Takanen.
The gallery, which opened to the public in 1882, grew out of the art collection bequeathed included in the will of professor and poet Fredrik Cygnaeus (1807–1881), consisting of his personal art collection and the villa in Kaivopuisto.
The gallery is open during the summer, offering temporary exhibitions and various events. The museum boutique is accompanied by a café, where visitors can also enjoy the charming garden of the museum.
Address Kalliolinnantie 8, 00140 Helsinki
Phone +358 40 128 6360
Opening hours 1.5.–30.9.2012 daily 11–17
Adults 6,50 €
Reduced ticket 5 € (students, senior citizens over 65 years, conscripts and groups more than 10 persons)
Children 7–17 years 2,50 €
Family ticket (2 adults and 1–4 children) 15 €
Entry is free for those under 7
Free admission with Helsinki Card
Guide bookings Mon–Sun 11–16
Group reservations are asked to be made in advance
Telephone +358 40 128 6360
Guided tour 50 € / 1 hour
Special guided tour 90 € / 1 hour