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Design Museum, Helsinki

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#7 of 47 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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  • The best of design museum was the delicious coffee shop with delicious cappuccino for a long time. Good Sea-buckthorn cake and cozy place.
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  • Even if "only" 6 Euro entrance fee are due and some interesting pieces of Finnish designer can be seen: the construction noise is hard to endure, and if two of the three floors due to reconstruction, one will quickly from the large Museum 30 min attraction. What a pity. Very bad.
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  • Design Museum in Helsinki is usually permanent and temporary expositions that will during your stay it is better to look at the site. The Museum is not large, it is not a tedious, Permanent exposition-Finnish design achievements.
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  • When I was there, the 2nd floor was closed for changing of exhibits. Only the ground floor’s permanent exhibition and basement’s “healing” exhibit was on show. Ticket was at a lower price. 4euros for student. Space and range of exhibit was quite small - could be finished in 30-45minutes. Not the best design museum that I have been to. Could have more interactive elements.
  • 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.
  • Liked it very much. Wide spectrum of Finnish design presented here. The California exhibition was especially interesting for me personally. Everything from skateboarding history and lsd experiments to modern age headquarters of internet giants. From design perspective of course.
  • A compact museum that won't leave you with sore feet. Great exhibits of Finnish and international design. The espresso at the restaurant was one of the worst I've had in Helsinki.

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