Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland)

Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), Jyväskylä: Hours, Address, Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) Reviews: 4/5

Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland)

Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland)
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11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
The Museum of Central Finland operates as the provincial museum of Central Finland and the town museum of Jyvaskyla. At the Museum of Central Finland you can learn history of Jyvaskyla and Central Finland, you can re-enter bygone times and enjoy in a whole variety of ways! You can also find art exhibitions. The museum building is worthy of visit in itself. It is designed by Alvar Aalto.
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B T
London, UK739 contributions
Apr 2021
It was a good museum, very modern. There was information in Finnish and English but also they give you a book with information in other languages. Most of the artefacts were general history things rather than anything special to central Finland.
Written 25 April 2021
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Liamola
Helsinki, Finland148 contributions
Jul 2020
Quite versatile and interesting exhibitions. The museum is rather small but still enough to see. Also some fun for kids.
Written 30 July 2020
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland22,086 contributions
Mar 2020
The newly renovated Museum of Central Finland is located next to the Alvar Aalto Museum. This building is also designed by Alvar Aalto. It was completed in 1961.

This museum focuses on the cultural history of the region. Here you can see the development of Central Finland from prehistoric times to the 1990s. Besides the permanent exhibitions, the museum arranges temporary art exhibitions. It has so much to offer.
Written 5 April 2020
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tom55tom55
London, UK15 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately the Museum of Central Finland was closed for a major renovation until early 2020 but it has been recommended by locals. We still went to look.
This is a beautiful building designed by architect Alvar Aalto, and right next door to the museum about his work (also designed by him) which is well with a visit. They make a beautiful pair of buildings to look at. You can then walk back through the university campus that he designed.
Written 29 September 2019
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Bro
Modra, Slovakia218 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
A cute little display of Central Finnish customs, living, clothing, a bit of art, and also a small shop.
I would just like an audioguide or something, to make the tour a bit more interesting.
Written 3 September 2016
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Thank you for your nice and important feedback. We are soon going to renovate our museum and renew the permanent exhibitions. And yes, we will add more interactivity and stories to our exhibitions. Welcome again!
Written 9 September 2016
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Marina G
Jyväskylä, Finland118 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
I was interested to find out about the history of Finland and how people lived from the 19th century. They change the exhibition often.
Written 24 August 2016
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AggathaC
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
The museum was absolutely fascinating! There's a ton of information about the history of Jyväskylä, the central Finland region, and Finland as a whole. I loved the reconstructions (of a shop, an apartment, etc.); they really made the history come alive. It might not be a huge building, but there's so much interesting stuff packed in here that it's worth a trip. Most signage is translated into English, so even if you don't speak Finnish you'll still get a lot out of it. I didn't go on a Friday (museums are free on Fridays) and I thought it was well worth the admission fee. If you're in the city you should check it out!
Written 22 July 2016
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Thank you for your very nice feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit in our museum:) Have a nice summer and welcome again!
Written 28 July 2016
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Hanne2014
Krakow, Poland248 contributions
May 2016
If you are interested in Jyväskylä´s history this is a nice place to visit. I loved the old shop reconstruation, with old food and tobacco packets on the second floor. They also have changing exhibitions on two other floors ( 1st and 4 th). You can take photos without flashlight, but you have to ask permission from the staff if you want to bublish your photos in social media.
Written 3 June 2016
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sebhoff
Trier, Germany1,010 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a fine museum to visit if you are in the area - but it's probably fair to say it's not a major attraction. If you are visiting the Alvar Alto museum next door, it doesn't hurt to have a quick look, though, particularly on a Friday outside of the main season (when museums are free in Jyväskilä). It's interesting to see how the town has developed over the years.
Written 20 September 2015
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Thank you for your feedback. We like to see our museum as a nice guide to history of Jyväskylä and history of Central Finland. We also have art exhibitions. But our museum building (designed by Alvar Aalto) and our basic exhibitions are old. And that`s why are going to renovate them soon. We will close our doors in the end of this year and will open again in 2019. And I`m really sorry answering so late. My earlier answer landed somewhere unknown :) Welcome again!
Written 16 March 2016
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FREDERICK S
BURY ST EDMUNDS69 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Brilliant! A must. Very informative with plenty to see and study. I would recommend at least half a day there. However, more English translations would be nice.
Written 7 July 2015
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Thank you for your very nice feedback! We were very happy to read it. And yes, we will add more English translations during the end of this year.
Written 27 July 2015
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