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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
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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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small..but powerful

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Cubby V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Nasrin N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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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 

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Thank Kirsi S
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank a l
Modra, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank Bronhilda44
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Museum about life and work one of famos architektor Alvar Aalto.About his works .Have huge information for specialist and just peaple who are looking to know about architektor Alvar Aalto

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Thank Frimstein A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This museum didn't have a lot of things to see, mostly there were photos of his sketches. My grandma didn't enjoy it at all.

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Thank Marina G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

all in a large room. very nice. some locations reconstructed: his studio and desk, the hospital room for which he designed the furniture. great book shop

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I didn't know much about Alvar Aalto, and now I know a lot, so it is successful there- a lot of reading and images, in a rather small permanent exhibit. The temporary exhibit, while also small, was great. Worth checking out if in town, but not too exciting.

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