Gallen-Kallela Museum

A warm welcome to the Gallen-Kallela Museum!

At the Gallen-Kallela Museum, you will be surrounded by the art of Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), the unique cultural environment of museum garden and the diverse nature all year round. The museum's changing exhibitions tell the story of the artist and his life, his travels and his art.

Tarvaspää, designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela himself, is one of Finland's most important early 20th century studio buildings. The architecturally unique, caste-like atelier was completed in 1913 and the museum site and its buildings have been designated as a nationally significant built cultural environment and are protected under the Act on the Protection of the Built Heritage.

The Gallen-Kallela Museum is a professionally run, private art and cultural history museum dedicated to the artist's life and art. Opened in 1961, the museum is run by the Akseli Gallen-Kallela Museum Foundation.

Museum is part of the Small Art Museums in Helsinki network.



Gallen-Kallela Museum

Designed and built by artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), the Tarvaspää Studio Castle presents temporary exhibitions of the art and life of Gallen-Kallela and his contemporaries, as well as contemporary art. The museum offers a wide range of activities and events and serves as a centre of information on Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Welcome to meet Akseli Gallen-Kallela, an artist who is both familiar and unknown!

Coffee & culture

Cafe Zoceria Tarvaspää