Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

3.8
#4 of 48 in Museums in Helsinki
Known for its impressive collection of contemporary pieces as well as for its building's design, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will expose you to new, fascinating works of art. Designed by American architect Steven Holl, this museum was founded in 1990 and opened in 1998. The Finnish National Gallery's contemporary collection resides here. View over 8,500 pieces of artwork, primarily collected from Finland and nearby countries. Visit the museum's cafe or pick up a souvenir at its on-site shop. Using our online itinerary creator, Helsinki attractions like Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
map
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
873 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • Always some interesting exhibition going on. At time of visit only two floors were open. Free entrance first Friday each month.  more »
  • Me and the wife visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The name Kiasma, Finnish for Chiasma, alludes to the basic conceptual idea of its architect Steven Holt. The museum exhibits work of art ...  more »
  • We have just returned from a short break in Helsinki. My husband and I wanted to spend some time at Kiasma. We were not disappointed. This is a superbly laid out gallery where the building is as stunn...  more »
Google
  • Kiasma is the museum of modern arts located just next to Helsinki railway station. The display of collections is frequency updated and new interesting names is frequently introduced. The architecture of the site is interesting if you like that kind of thing and you can walk through the key points quite quickly if you do not have too much time.
  • Nice museum, developed on 5 floors. The collection of modern art is huge and really different. I enjoyed this experience even if I am not a big fan of modern art. I really suggest it if you want to spend half a day trying something new.
  • "Wooosh!!" is the sound all of this "art" makes when it goes over my head. Half of the "artists" displayed here would need some serious medication or medical help. Modern art = not my cup of tea.
  • Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located on Mannerheimintie in Helsinki, Finland. Its name kiasma, Finnish for chiasma, alludes to the basic conceptual idea of its architect, Steven Holl. The museum exhibits the contemporary art collection of the Finnish National Gallery founded in 1990. Its central goal is to make contemporary art better known and strengthen its status.
  • The architecture of the museum is most unique and interesting. An excellent venue for those passionate about contemporary art.

Plan your trip to Helsinki

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Helsinki

Set yourself up with easy access to many of Helsinki's most popular tourist sites by staying in the city's bustling and modern center. You'll find that the area is packed full of shops, restaurants, and bars, plus it's conveniently close to both the city's main train station and energetic waterfront. Though there's certainly a range of options when it comes to big-name hotel chains and upscale accommodation, prices are generally higher throughout most of the center, so consider staying at a hostel to cut down on costs. Hostels typically offer a solid location in or near the city center at a fraction of the cost of a big chain.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Helsinki by other users

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Dubai & Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GREECE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Finland BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans