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The Alvar Aalto Museum

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Address: Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyvaskyla 40600, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 14 2667113
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Gem in Jyväskylä. Small place but kept with warmth.Good lunches. Tranquil atmosphere. I have enjoyed every time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 3, 2015
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Have to visit in Jyväskylä. Here you can see all wonderful design from Aalto. A small shop to buy a memory from your visit. A little walk from the city center but not far.

Thank meeru529
Gomba, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Behind a very interesting entrance, cloise to the Museum of Central Finland, you will find masterpieces from Alvar Aaalto, maybe the biggest architect from Finland. You can get to know his whole life which was really interesting. My suggestion is: let yourself be inspired by the plans, interiors, models that you see and enjoy Finnish design.

Thank Péter T
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

An excellent overview of the great architect and his work. Nice set of videos complement the actual exhibition. Must see for those visiting the city.

Thank Jaakko K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Gem in Jyväskylä. Small place but kept with warmth.Good lunches. Tranquil atmosphere. I have enjoyed every time.

Thank EmeritaEmeritus
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193 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you are interested in Finnish design and architecture. My wife was slightly disappointed because she was expecting more interior design and less emphasis on architecture - but she agrees that it was definitely worth traveling up from Tampere for. The museum was free to visit (as are all museums in Jyväskilä on... More 

Thank sebhoff
Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

+ you get to really know the man and his era. Quite fascinating, even if you're not an architect. Old footage provides for extra authenticity, and citations help to understand the principal ideas of this gifted man and his first wife.

Thank galiavu
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's a museum dedicated to the architecture of the great man - if you like architecture, you'll be inspired by the museum. The shop sells Aalto-related design pieces, literature and so on. Prices (e.g. for Iittala glassware) compare very favourably with those in other stores or at the airport. The in-house cafe Cafe Alvar is perfect for a light lunch.... More 

Thank bluebirdresearch
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

I really enjoyed this house, but then I do love Modernist architecture and houses similar to Alvar Aalto's. Our guide was well informed, passionate and helpful. Note that tours are strictly at certain times and you just wait outside the door until you are invited in.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to the museum, and we were treated to a special exhibition on Finnish Summerhouses, designed by Alvar & Aino Aalto. There were activity sheets for kids throughout the museum, in Finnish ànd English. As this was our second visit, we had expected to stay less time, but actually, we easily needed 2 hours.

Thank Anja V
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

This small museum is well worth a stop to get an overview of the different competencies Aalto had. Many private pictures too that give you insight in his personal life.

Thank Eef W

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