The Finnish Museum of Photography

Welcome to Europe's oldest photography museum!

We have two exhibition venues in Helsinki. K1 is located at the heart of Helsinki and the original museum by the sea at Ruoholahti. 

See our exhibitions here.

The Cable Factory
24.5.–1.9.
In the summer of 2024 science and ancient beliefs take over at The Cable Factory. The exhibition by Niina Vatanen (b.1977) combines the artist's interest in plants, natural sciences, art history, myths, rites and beliefs.
The Cable Factory
7.6.–8.9.
Jonne Sippola's exhibition is a comprehensive photographic work that tells the shared coming of age story of the artist and his parents during Sippola's trans process*. The images document the development, the pains and the healing experiences of the relationship over a period of sixteen years -…
The Cable Factory
27.1.2023
Viewfinder is The Finnish Museum of Photography's first permanent exhibition. Hundreds of millions of photos are taken around the world every day. Why and how do photographs make us feel and act?
Address
Kämp Galleria
Mikonkatu 1, 00100 Helsinki
See on the map Kämp Galleria
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat–Sun 11am–6pm
Tickets
16/6/0 €
Museokortti
Under 18 y.o. free admission
Address
The Cable Factory
Kaapeliaukio 3, 00180 Helsinki
See on the map The Cable Factory
Opening hours
Tue–Sun 11 am. – 6 pm. Wed 11 am – 8 pm
Tickets
12/6/0 €, 16/6/0 € from January 1st 2024
Museokortti
Under 18 y.o. free admission
Events
Welcome to a seminar about the relationship of artists and curators.
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We have now ended the application procedures for the gallery space of the Finnish museum of photography. We have chosen 7 applications from the 175 that we received, continuing the exhibition period until the end of 2024 because of the large number of great applications. Our decissions were…
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More than 3,500 collection photos are digitally available in Finna. The material includes photographic art, early history of photography, portraits, snapshots, fashion photographs, photojournalism and much more. New images will be published regularly in Finna.

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The Finnish Museum of Photography is a space for learning, where everyone is free to engage, hesitate, and ask questions.
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Here you can find additional information on practical issues that enable a smooth and enjoyable visit to the Finnish Museum of Photography's Cable Factory premises.
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Here you can find additional information on practical issues that enable a smooth and enjoyable visit to the Finnish Museum of Photography's K1 exhibition space.
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The Two Faces of Mary is an exhibition born out of a joint pedagogic project between the Finnish Museum of Photography and an upper secondary school in Kauniainen, Kauniaisten lukio.