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The Alvar Aalto Museum

Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyvaskyla 40600, Finland
+358 40 1356210
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Timeless design qualities

The museum offered an excellent in-depth look at Alvar Aalto, his architecture, design concepts and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tneldner
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Adelaide, Australia
Still an influence in architecture and design

This museum offered more than I was expecting. Not only does it show Alvar's talents in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WLKennedy
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Brisbane, Australia
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyvaskyla 40600, Finland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum offered an excellent in-depth look at Alvar Aalto, his architecture, design concepts and commitment to both functional yet socially responsible buildings. He designed university buildings, individual houses, major public buildings and even a toilet. His influence and classic designs are still current today....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offered more than I was expecting. Not only does it show Alvar's talents in architecture, but also the talents that influence interior design. There are photos, original drawings, scale reconstructions, jewellery and his paintings. He and his wives really have been an influence...More

Thank WLKennedy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum / hommage to Alvar Aalto tells the life story of this architect. Some of the design works on display remain contemporary 70 years after their conception, I was still left with a feeling that there was no soul in the display. Maybe something...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A must see for any Alvar Aalto fan. The museum shows at length the architects' carreer and development. A bit too much text for my taste and it has relatively few objects. Nevertheless a good starting point if you want to tour Aalto's buildings in...More

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was not aware of Aalto but, as I found out, he was a giant in the architecture world in the early 20thC - he was born near Jyvaskala. The museum is well laid out and the exhibits are very interesting giving lots of visual...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting Museum if you are into Alvar Aalto and his designs. Despite not being a huge Museum we spent almost 1h in the exhibition. I really recommend the cafeteria in the Museum. You can go there without paying the entrance fee. They have a...More

Thank Marianne I
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It was nice to see the many designs he had, and you can see what a big influence he has had on skandinavian design in general. But the museum was quite small, and the filmoption was not working, so I left a little bit disappointed....More

Thank Bratseth B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The museum was ok. Half of the exhibition was only in Finnish and Swedish. Text in English in main expo written grey on a grey background in between Finnish text in white which made it annoying to read.

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The information put forth about Aalto and his work, in conjunction with his first wife was excellent. His need to go international was because at the time he was practicing architecture there were only 3 mililion people in FInland, so said the exhibit, Not a...More

Thank ritasueNewYorkCity
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I was excited to visit the Aalto Museum in Jyvaskyla because we had seen a traveling exhibit of his work when visiting the museum in Helsinki several days before. Perhaps seeing some of his work previously resulted in expectations that were too high, but we...More

Thank Marie D
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