Museums in Jyväskylä

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Museums in Jyväskylä

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  • jc019
    233 contributions
    The museum overall is nicely setup with signage being mostly in English and Finnish. The museum has a nice collection of aircraft from the start of the Finnish Air Force, to the more recent era.

    It was nice to see a wide array of aircraft in Finnish colors, especially the world's only Brewster Buffalo and a Hawker Hurricane. I think that the overall pricing of the museum is reasonable for what you get, and I love the fact that they have balconies that allow you to overlook most of the aircraft. The one major downside to the museum is the terrible indoor lighting that casts a nasty orange tint on everything inside.
    Written 10 January 2022
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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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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    From Toivola Old Courtyard you can find artisan’s boutiques and workshops, Toivola Restaurant, and craftsmen’s homes.

    The Coppersmith’s House and the Carpenter’s House are the oldest remaining wooden residences in Jyväskylä. They were built in the 1840s.

    These craftsmen's homes have functioned as interesting museums since the mid-1950s. Here you can experience what life has been 180 years ago.
    Written 5 April 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This museum showcases the diversity of nature in Central Finland. It has an impressive collection of over 250 000 samples of flora and fauna typical for Central Finland.

    The museum is situated in Vesilinna Watching Tower. On the same visit, you can have a bird's eye view over the beautiful scenery.
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 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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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This museum is situated on the main pedestrian street in the city center of Jyväskylä.

    The museum covers all techniques of the craft. On our visit, there was an exhibition of four famous Finnish textile artists introducing modern tapestries beautifully.

    The exhibition 'Under the Apple Tree' showing miniatures was especially interesting.

    You can also find a center for national costumes and a museum shop.
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • Liamola
    Helsinki, Finland148 contributions
    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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