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The museum is open during Easter

We are open during Easter holidays from 14th to 17th April. Normal opening hours, 11 am – 6 pm. Welcome!



Exhibition change 31.1.-7.2.2017

The museum is closed during exhibition change. We will open again on Wednesday 8th February with the exhibition Juho Rissanen – Childhood Memory.



Last weeks of the exhibition Faces of identity!

Extended opening hours during the last weekend

Now is the last chance to see Lionel Smit’s work in Finland – the exhibition Faces of Identity will be on display until January 29, 2017.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January the museum will be open from 10 am to 6 pm.


The museum will be closed during exhibition change 30.1.-7.2.2017. Coming soon: Juho Rissanen – Childhood Memory.



Art and coffee on January 6th – Free entrance!

The museum is open from 11 am to 6 pm. Free entrance. Coffee tasting by Arvid Nordquist from 12 pm to 5 pm. – coffee can also be purchased at the museum shop, a part of the funds will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation and their elephant protection work.

The event is part of a project coordinated by the Museum Association of Finland. It will start the celebrations of the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

Event in facebook

Free entrance from 26th December to 1st January!

We are open during the holiday season, from Boxing Day 26th December onwards. Free entrance to the museum from 26th December 2016 until 1st January 2017! The museum is open from 11 am until 6 pm.

The museum will remain closed 23.-25.12.2016. On New Year’s Eve we will close already at 3 pm.

See exceptions in opening hours



Why does Lionel Smit paint faces? And what does he think about Finland?

Watch the video and find out!



Interview with Lionel Smit

Video by Helsinki Art Guide



Meet Lionel Smit 10.-11.9.


Lionel Smit will be at the Didrichsen Art Museum on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September from 12 pm until 3 pm. The South African artist will talk about his work and the current exhibition, sign books and answer questions. Come and see the new exhibition and say hi to the artist!

Event on facebook



Exhibition change 29.8.-8.9.

We are currently building our next exhibition. The museum will open again on Friday 9th September with the exhibition Lionel Smit – Faces of Identity. Welcome!



The Night of the Arts, 25th August 2016

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The Night of the Arts will be celebrated at the Didrichsen Art Museum on August 25th from 5 pm to 9 pm. Free entrance! Music, performances and street food.

Free entrance also to our neighbour museum, Villa Gyllenberg.



Cruises in Summer 2016


The Didrichsen Art Museum is now reachable by boat from the Market Square. Discover the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki on the way to Kuusisaari Island, where the museum is located. It’s a great way to experience the museum and its surroundings – a combination of art, architecture and nature.

There will be transport from the Market Square to the museum and back every Saturday from 18th June until 20th August.

Read more and check time tables here



Helsinki Day 12th June 2016


Free entrance to the museum on Helsinki Day, Sunday 12th of June from 11 am to 5 pm. Music and street food on the terrace, guided tours (in Finnish). You can also reach the museum by ferry from the Market Square!

Tickets from our web shop



Two new exhibitions 25.5.-28.8.2016


Tamara Piilola and Travellers – highlights from the museum’s own collections.

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Last chance to see Soviet Art in Finland

The exhibition Soviet Art from the Arefyev Collection at the Didrichsen Art Museum until Sunday 15th May.

Free entrance on Ascencion Day 5th May. The museum is open from 11 am until 5 pm. Welcome!

Sami Women

Sergey Yakobchuk: Sami women, 1977