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  • tom55tom55
    London, UK15 contributions
    A lovely building designed by the internationally renowned architect Alvar Aalto. It features an exhibition of all his major buildings with words about them, diagrams, maps, some models and photos. Unfortunately the English captions are written in grey which makes them hard to read, especially when written on glass.
    It also has an exhibition area about the curved plywood furniture that is now world famous and everywhere, and Aino Aalto's distinctive glassware designs. Some you can sit on to try. There is a small cinema room for some films about them.
    It took about an hour to see everything.
    The gift shop is very good and the cafe is nice coffee and a good setting to rest.
    I would recommend a visit to the museum by walking along the lake side fun the centre of town. Then after the museum you can walk back through the centre of town and see the actual buildings Aalto designed - from the museum, go up the steps to the university and go from there. You can see the university campus and sport facilities, then the teaching college, and further into the town theatre, the civil guard building, and the working men's club. Near the old train station you can see the pink wooden building which is where his first architect office was. In those days almost every building on town was wooden - which shows what a shock his modern designs would have been! Overall the town is like a living museum of his work.
    On the other side of the lake the white buildings of the university campus were designed by Aalto's pupil Sipinen.
    Written 29 September 2019
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  • titityy
    6 contributions
    We visited Valkoinen Puu Cafe which is part of the Toivolan vanha piha. Valkoinen Puu Cafe had a wonderful list of different cakes and sweets (also a lunch!).
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Nick
    Macclesfield, UK25 contributions
    This is an amazing museum with some really rare aircraft, I really enjoyed my visit and the staff are very friendly if you have questions, highlights for me were the 109 and being from UK seeing a hurricane in that paint scheme was really strange, anyhow well worth a visit 👌🏼
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • Travel-Account
    Munich, Germany187 contributions
    Good Museum about finnish history in Jyväskylla and Alvar and Eino Alto, both in the same house. The exhibition is quite new and also interesting for kids.
    Written 16 August 2023
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  • Sonja
    Jyväskylä, Finland22 contributions
    I go there almost every week with my poodle-puppy Pupu. This is very peaceful place and you always hear and see some birds, fish, butterflies, squirrels etc. It's nice to have a place like this so near the center in Jyväskylä.
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    This small art museum is located next to Kirkkopuisto church park.

    The exhibitions focus on exhibiting the Finnish contemporary art and art from Central Finland as well as the best of international contemporary art and old Finnish masters.

    Here art is everywhere, including the toilets.
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • Béla József P
    Jyväskylä, Finland1 contribution
    We all have our own vision of the world. Interesting combination of colours and also other-than-textile materials.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • ahmet bilal ö
    6 contributions
    This is a very nice place especially if you are travelling with your children. It was nice to learn about the habitat of the region.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • timetso
    Jyväskylä, Finland18 contributions
    There are some activities for young or very young children and it is free. Sunny day action site. Places for climbing, hanging, cycling and wire slide etc.
    Written 6 September 2017
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  • Jenniina
    Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
    Great view over lake Päijänne. Just leave your car and walk to the middle of the bridge! The view is incredible especially at sunset.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Tarjia
    Klaukkala, Finland257 contributions
    Main buildings are designed by Alvar Aalto. The oldest buildings are from late 19th century. Beautiful gardening.
    A real campus area, rare in Finland. Beautiful especially during the autumn with all the colours of the trees and plants.
    Written 8 October 2021
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  • ahmet bilal ö
    6 contributions
    I had a coffee, it was delicious. Nice lake view from the veranda. Coffee was 2.7 Euro. They have very nice ice creams too.
    Written 16 June 2022
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