Foto Blade, 2018. HAM/Hanna Kukorelli.

Get to know HAM

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki
Tennis Palace Art Museum

A new pilot project for English speaking families in Helsinki

Get to know HAM was initiated as a way for English speaking families to become more familiar with all that HAM, Helsinki art Museum, has to offer – from the diverse selection of exhibitions in the museum, to the vast collection of public artworks scattered throughout the city.

The project offers three tours and the first run will be free of charge. Families will be able to register for the events ahead of time. The places for the tours are limited to 15 persons per each. When making the reservations make sure you register both the parents and the children participating. Please add any additional info that should be considered or ask for details.

The tours:

Let’s Explore Helsinki Together!

What was life like over one hundred years ago in Helsinki? What does city life look like today?

In this tour we will explore the Greta Hällfors-Sipilä and Sulho Sipilä exhibition and learn about the radical trends in painting that these two Finnish artists were exploring in the early 1900s. We will look at Greta and Sulho’s exciting renderings of Helsinki city life, getting a window into what life was like over one hundred years ago in Helsinki. After the tour, we will take these ideas into the art workshop and families will create their own representations of Helsinki through a creative mapping activity.

Where & when: HAM 10.4. at 11-13, for children of all ages and their parents.

A Sensory Tour of Public Art

Have you ever imagined what a sculpture could sound like? Or how it could feel to explore a piece of art through touch?

On this tour we will explore the Helsinki public art collection through our senses! Using five senses and our imaginations, we will explore public artworks in the central Helsinki area. Sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste will all be our guides for this tour. Through this sensory exploration, we will experience public art in a new way and develop new ways of relating and engaging with art in public space!

Where & when: City centre 15.5. at 13-14:30, for 5–8-year-olds and their parents.

Art Hiding in the City

Do you ever notice artwork while walking in the city? Have you ever thought that there could be artworks hiding in plain sight? 

On this tour we will explore unlikely artworks throughout Helsinki city center! Many of the artworks on this tour often go unnoticed on our daily walks. We will investigate what public art can be and share our thoughts on the significance of public art in the city. The tour will include two participatory art-making activities where families can explore what kind of public artwork they would be interested in making and share their perspectives on art in public space! 

Where & when: City centre 22.5. at 13-14:30, 9–11-year-olds and their parents.

After the reservation we will send additional info before the tours: where to meet our guide in the beginning of the tour.