Instructions for safe shopping & museum visits

Kämp Galleria’s doors are open Mon-Fri 9–19, Sat 10–18 and Sun 12–18. Access to shops, museums, cafés and restaurants remains open, but in accordance with the recommendations, the use of seating spaces in public areas is restricted. There will be no events in the shopping centre for the time being.

Our shops are open Mon-Fri 12–18, Sat 11–16 and Sun 12–16. We offer hand sanitizer in our shops and public areas. We recommend wearing a face mask and keeping a safe distance. You can wash your hands at the toilets, which you can find at street level near the entrance to Kluuvikatu and on the second floor in connection with the restaurants.

The Finnish Museum of Photography K1
K1’s exhibitions are still open to the public Mon–Fri 11–20, Sat–Sun 11–18. Please follow these safety guidelines:

  • We require everyone above 12 years old to use a face mask when visiting the K1 exhibition space located in Kämp Galleria.
  • A limited number of visitors at a time are admitted.
  • In order to ensure a less crowded time for you visit, please call us to inquire about visitor numbers. Our phone number is 040 163 3210.
  • Please only visit the museum if you are healthy. If you are experiencing symptoms of an illness or if someone in your household is ill, please postpone your visit.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap. We recommend you wash your hands in the restroom adjacent to the museum lobby at the very least before entering the museum and when leaving.
  • Please maintain a distance of at least 2 meters to other museum visitors and staff.
  • There is hand sanitizer available in several places in the lobby.
  • Please maintain general hygiene practices. If you need to cough, please cover your mouth either with your sleeve or a tissue and then put the tissue into a trash can.
  • Pay by card and use contactless payment, if possible.
  • Present your Museum Card at the card reader or check in with your Museum Card using the new Museum Card app and the QR code displayed in the lobby. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • The lockers in the K1 lobby are available for use and are disinfected daily.
  • We recommend that there is a maximum of 5 people at a time in the Maria Kapajeva exhibition space.


If you are experiencing symptoms of an illness or if someone in your household is ill, please postpone your visit. Thank you for helping to ensure a safe environment for all customers and those working in the shopping centre!

The Sketchbook Exhibition & Sketchbook Lunches

Exhibit at Garden Room (Kämp Galleria, 2nd floor)
Open Tue-Fri 11-18, Sat 12-16, Sun–Mon closed.

Piknik People Studio presents a celebration of making thoughts visible. The Sketchbook Garden presents visualisations of thinking that usually stay private, a tool that designers and artists have been always using. A sketchbook is a tool; friend; document; playground – it becomes what its’ owner needs it to be.

The exhibition showcases 10 designer’s sketchbooks that illustrate the thinking process and development of ideas. A sketchbook is a tool for the creation and construction of thought. It’s been said that the designer’s most important tool is the ability to think and a sketchbook facilitates this process. There are as many ways to use the sketchbook as there are people. In this exhibition, Piknik People Studio celebrates the craft of making a book your own and wants to inspire everyone to try out sketch booking. What’s in your head?

We invited 10 heavy users of sketchbooks to showcase their work: Joonas Luotonen, Mari Savio & Nelma Savio, Matti Pikkujämsä, Anna Kokki, Karri Laitinen, Paavo Halonen, Paula Susitaival, Saga Santala (and more)

In addition to the exhibition, Picnic People Studio is organizing Sketchbook Lunch workshops every Wednesday in February, together with Waffdaddy. The workshop is open at lunchtime from 11:00 to 13:00 for up to 10 people at a time. A brand new Picnic People Studio Project Sketchbook can be purchased on site! There’s no pre-registration for the workshop.

Also: Non-stop Sketchbook Picnic every Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00 in February – come and sketch with the designers of Picnic People Studio! No pre-registration.

Xmas Garage is open!

Legendary Xmas Garage (by My o My) has opened its doors at Kämp Garden on the 2nd floor of Kämp Galleria.

Are you in the mood for minimal Scandinavian design, high-quality accessories, home goods and gifts, weird curiosities, fun Christmas ornaments, and a galore of books? Welcome to the unique and wonderful Xmas Garage that features gift ideas from over 100 companies . This is the 7th time that Xmas Garage opens in downtown Helsinki and inspires all who love Christmas.  The Xmas Garage range includes Christmas decorations and cards, toys, treats, books, jewelry and other design. The boutique is especially known for its beautiful, colorful displays.


We are open on All Saints’ Day 30.10.

Welcome to Kämp Galleria! We are open on All Saints’ Day (Saturday 30.10.) from 12 noon to 4/6 p.m. Find the perfect Fathers’ Day gift or grab a bite in good company – we look forward to seeing you!

Douglas Kirkland: Coco & Marilyn 20.8.–20.12.

The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space, K1, has opened with an inaugural showcase featuring two exhibitions in one — Coco Chanel and An Evening with Marilyn — from Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland (b. 1934). The photographs depict two iconic women who developed a deep understanding of the power of vision and gaze.

Kirkland photographed Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel in the early 1960s while working at Look magazine. The images from six decades in the past deliver a dose of the Hollywood starlet cult and the history of fashion. Viewed today, the works offer a direct view into the early heyday of photography as a central feature of modern consumer culture. The exhibition also explores the life cycles of cultural icons, and the raw power of photography.

Douglas Kirkland is a photographer with a long career in Hollywood, known mainly for shooting renowned stars. He has also worked on more than 150 feature film productions.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration wirh Photo Op. K1’s main corporate partner is Tradeka.

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1961 ©Douglas Kirkland/Photo Op

New exhibit at Garden Room

WILD AT HEART | 29.8.-9.9.2020 | Garden Room
Mon-Fri 11.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-16.00

The Wild at Heart exhibition offers a look into the yet less-known side of Finnish design, which celebrates wild playfulness and lively use of colour. Artists and designers include Antrei Hartikainen, Sofia Okkonen, Klaus Haapaniemi, Tero Kuitunen, Milla Vaahtera, Tuuli-Tytti Koivula, Mifuko, Eero Aarnio, Teemu Salonen and COMPANY Aamu Song & Johan Olin.


The Finnish Museum of Photography K1 is open

K1 – the world through photography. The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space K1 has opened on August 20th 2020. K1 is located in the lowest floor of Kämp Galleria. In its exhibitions K1 presents the work of the most interesting international artists and the most thought provoking Finnish artists. K1 caters not only aesthetic but also intellectual pleasures. K1 offers a high quality experience in art, social gathering and Nordic kitchen – the exhibition space is accompanied by restaurant The Glass.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11–20

Full price 12 €
Reduced price 6 € (students, pensioners, military servants, civil servants, job seekers)
Under 18 y.o. free admission

Free admission with Museokortti. Museokortti gives you access to over 250 museums in Finland. The card is valid for one year from the first day of use, and it costs 69€.

Ticket sales end half an hour before the museum closes.

Enjoy the season sale!

Shopping centre Kämp Galleria’s season sale has begun – come by and discover the best deals of the summer!

  • Marimekko: up to 50% off select spring/summer collection Fashion, Home and Fabric
  • Newbie: childrens clothing sizes 44–128 cm -50%
  • Polo Ralph Lauren: fantastic summer sale prices
  • GANT Store: shop products for women, men, children & home at season sale discounts
  • Schoffa: classic, modern, smart casual for men at -20%
  • & Other Stories: perfect shades, swimsuits and summer dresses on sale right now
  • Many, many more!

At the moment, most of our shops are open Mon-Fri 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please see more info on opening hours here.

Changes to opening hours

The coronavirus situation has had severe effects on work, mobility and leisure over the past few weeks. To curb the spread of coronavirus, the government has taken strict measures to prevent further infections. Naturally, this affects shopping centers as well.

We want to keep Kämp Galleria safe for customers and business owners alike. We are paying close attention to cleaning and using disinfectants for public surfaces. Our shops may decide their own opening hours or if they want to stay closed during this state of emergency. Due to this, there may be exceptions to regular opening hours.

We will do our best to inform customers of our opening hours. Please see shop pages for further information.


The Finnish Museum of Photography K1 opens in August 20th

The Finnish Museum of Photography will open a new exhibition space K1 on the bottom floor of Kämp Galleria August 20, 2020.

– Photography has momentum. We want to be a modern shopping center that hosts diverse experiences and events. The new exhibition space will strengthen Kämp Galleria’s position as an urban cultural and commercial hub, where people love to spend time, says Tanja Pasanen, Business and Marketing Manager of Kämp Galleria.

The new exhibition space features a variety of classics and big international names.

– Now that photography is more present in our culture than ever, it’s really great to start a new chapter in the story of the Museum of Photography. Exhibitions will focus on international photography, but Finnish artists are included as wll. We want to provide a wide photographic experience to the general public, says Elina Heikka, Museum Director at The Finnish Museum of Photography.

An interesting destination for city dwellers and tourists

Founded in 1969, the Finnish Museum of Photography is Europe’s oldest museum of photography. The opening of K1 marks the museum’s return to the center of Helsinki: in the 1970s the museum was located at Korkeavuorenkatu 2 and in the late 1980s on the 7th floor of Makkaratalo (now Citycenter).

The museum’s long-standing desire to be present in the center of Helsinki is fulfilled by the opening of a new exhibition space. Its central location helps attract wider audiences to high-quality photo exhibitions. K1 will also create a new attraction for international travelers in downtown Helsinki.

– The commercial center of Helsinki is a prime location for the museum. As a responsible investor, Ilmarinen has a strong desire to be involved in developing a vibrant city center area that attracts both local and international crowds. Culture is a great reason to come and spend time in the heart of Helsinki, says Ville Laurila, Letting Manager at Ilmarinen, owner of Kämp Galleria.

Restaurant Glass and museum shop complement K1

The exhibition space will be accompanied by a new restaurant and a museum shop. Restaurant Glass offers a new, sustainable Nordic taste palette that goes nicely with the flavors of the rest of the world. Jarkko Myllymäki and Yrjänä Raitanen are in charge of the restaurant complex that will also include a bar and cafe. The bar serves a wide selection of wines with classic cocktails.

The basement floor is currently under construction. The space is designed by Futudesign. K1 will open to the public on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

K1, artist’s impression. Picture: Futudesign