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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 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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When you are in Jyväskylä you must visit this museum. You get quite a good understanding of all the things what Alvar Aalto did.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pori, Finland
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Pori, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are in Jyväskylä you must visit this museum. You get quite a good understanding of all the things what Alvar Aalto did.

Thank Ficoliini
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather small but wth decent exhibitions, good retroperspective of A. Aalto life and work. I highly recommend the cafe for lunch, good food for decent price. Since it was A.Aalto birthday museum treated visitors with free cake and coffee. Very lovely gesture!

Thank Vengabondo
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This architect is a real creative. Lots of things inspired me. It's a must to visit this beautiful museum.

Thank Awthekid
Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I thought I knew Aalto's works quite well but I was wrong. He has done many different around the world, it's amazing how big influence he has had. The museum exhibits a good selection and examples of his work. Very interesting to see and read about those. In addition to the standing exhibit, they have also temporary exhibitions. This time... More 

Thank pepics
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Aalto museum is a very small affair, but original sketches and a very thorough collection of models, chairs and even jewelry round out the dated, but important collection. The building and the campus are the real thing. Try to go on Friday when it is free....you will be in and out far quicker than you might imagine.

Thank Cubby V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went there at September. It was good but I think if they give us some information about subjects it will be better. If you like art and surrealism you will enjoy it. My favorite part was the house with 1970 decoration and design.

Thank Nasrin N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The museum showcases Aalto's life and work very well. The museum building is also the architect's own design. We enjoyed the cafeteria and the view of the water feature from it. We thought that the museum store was overpriced.

Thank Anuradha B
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

As a Finnish person I thought I pretty much knew Aaltos career turning points and buildings he has designed in Finland. I was wrong. Museum, even though quite small, gave good view of Aaltos career and buildings he has designed. Also I suggest you walk there from the center so you get to see university campus that is also his... More 

Thank Kirsi S
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

His works are on display, but you would finish the whole museum in less than 1 hour. I was expecting more displays but this museum was not that exciting, honestly.

Thank a l
Modra, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A simple and short museum, yet containing all you want to know about Aalto, his work and life. We really fancied the furniture and also coloured decorative glass display. Don't miss out the gift shop, it's great to at least look at all the minimalistic house accessories, even though you won't buy anything.

Thank Bronhilda44

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