Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Jyväskylä

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Jyväskylä

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  • SenorColinas
    London, UK47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem of an aviation museum tucked away in Central Finland. The Finnish Air Force is fairly unusual in that it has operated French, British, German, American, Swedish and Soviet aircraft (many at the same time) and retained some lovely example airframes of each. Tikkakoski also boasts some unique Finnish airframes, the only fully intact Bristol Blenheim in the work, and a Brewster fighter retrieved from a Russian lake. The main hangar is wonderfully set up for optimum viewing angles of all airframes, with an overhead walkway proving most useful indeed.

    All exhibits in the museum are in both Finnish and English, albeit some English translations are on sheets/leaflets to the side of some exhibits. The staff are courteous and helpful and the cafe/giftshop is small but charming. They stock aviation-themed sauna thermometers which must be the most Finnish thing ever. Overall my visit lasted around 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

    Getting to the museum isn't terribly easy without a car, but it is doable. I flew to Jyväskylä having pre-booked a taxi on the Jytaksi app to the museum and then took a bus from a nearby bus stop to Jyväskylä city centre afterwards. With some pre-planning it's not that hard. I combined this with a trip to Helsinki (a 3h 15min train ride away).

    Should you be planning a trip to Central Finland I highly recommend visiting Tikkakoski and enjoying this unique museum.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • tom55tom55
    London, UK14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Travel-Account
    Munich, Germany178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Béla József P
    Jyväskylä, Finland2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Tomi Wickman
    Helsinki, Finland2,912 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Convinient near city location for caravans. Spacy pitches. Clean showers and toilets. Joint sauna in the evenings included.
    Written 4 July 2021
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