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Design Museum, Helsinki

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#7 of 48 in Museums in Helsinki
The boundary between fine art and design blurs at Design Museum, where a comprehensive set of exhibits cover all genres of design from clothing to furniture, and even advertising. Temporary and permanent exhibits showcase famous local designs, such as Tove Jansson's Moomin creations. Some exhibits are sculptures that take up an entire room, while others are functional designs that combine beauty and utility. On some evenings, the museum hosts a night with the artist. You can easily purchase a ticket the day of your visit; there are rarely lines or crowds. Add Design Museum to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki tour planner .
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  • Design museohon. There are changing exhibitions give a good picture of the Finnish and ulkolaisesta design.
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  • For my it was a great experience, as designer was a mandatory step in my climbing trip, begun by the zone where it is located is super, inside you find the history of evolution of Finnish design, the history of the development of Nokia to play Angry Birds, and many things super interesting, super recommended
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  • Nice overview of Finnish design (permanently). Nice temporary exhibition (California). For 15 euros a get a ticket for the design and the architecture museum
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  • One of the best museums if Helsinki! Get in to familiarize yourself with the design history of Finland, it's relationship with other great design nations like Italy. 2nd and ground floors are always occupied by one of temporary exhibitions - check out it in advance (they might be in construction phase so you will only be able to check out only first floor)
  • The museum was a lot smaller than I expected but that by no means made it disappointing. The permanent exhibition is a great introduction to Finnish design across all its variations. I wanted more thought but then I'm greedy. The California exhibition was on at the time and that was excellent. I've not been to any other exhibitions there but if that is the standard then I'm impressed.
  • Excellent collection! If you're interested in modern and european design this museum will be perfect choice. when I visited the exhibition about california culture was held and it was awesome. the signage system and interior are well organized. It's good to buy combination ticket for architecture museum nearby. highly recommend!
  • Always interesting exhibits, a good place to get to know Finnish form and function. The building itself is worth a visit. Nice pub, somewhat pricey, but nice.
  • Nice histroic building having some wooden floor levels. Exhibitions are changing and sometimes you will find really intersting exhibits along with good information and you will have good learning experience on Design, architecture, art and other related subjects.

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