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The Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyvaskyla

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The Alvar Aalto Museum is a Finnish museum operating in two cities, Jyväskylä and Helsinki, in two locations each. All four locations are open to the public. The are:
The Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, which is a museum specialised in architecture and design and functions as the national and international centre on all things Aalto (in more detail below).The Muuratsalo Experiential House(in more detail below)Villa Aalto in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki Studio Aalto, also in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki

This museum, which is specialised in architecture and design, is located in Jyväskylä. It was founded in 1966 to foster the legacy of the architecture of Alvar Aalto. The museum is located in a building designed by Aalto and completed in 1973.
The museum functions as a centre of information on all things related to Aalto, and it organises exhibitions both in Finland and abroad and produces publications on Alvar Aalto. The museum houses a permanent exhibition on the life work of Alvar Aalto. The current permanent exhibition was opened in 1998, the centennial of Aalto's birth.
The mission of the building heritage section of the museum is the protection of buildings designed by Alvar Aalto. It maintains a national register of protected Aalto buildings and gives expert assistance on matters relating to Aalto buildings. The building heritage section works in close cooperation with the Finnish National Board of Antiquities. Plan a trip to Jyvaskyla easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Were surprised to find the building under reconstruction, to be re- open in 2023. Never mind we enjoyed the tea house next door, which a great finding. 
    Were surprised to find the building under reconstruction, to be re- open in 2023. Never mind we enjoyed the tea house next door, which a great finding.  more »
  • Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is the father of Finnish design and architecture. His glassware and furniture are still very popular all over the world. His work includes also textiles, sculptures, and... 
    Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is the father of Finnish design and architecture. His glassware and furniture are still very popular all over the world. His work includes also textiles, sculptures, and...  more »
  • Just small enough to cover in a short visit of about 1-2 hours but big enough to give you a wonderful overview of Aalto's works. I truly enjoyed learning all about his buildings around the world and.....  more
    Just small enough to cover in a short visit of about 1-2 hours but big enough to give you a wonderful overview of Aalto's works. I truly enjoyed learning all about his buildings around the world and.....  more »
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  • The museum will be closed because of renovations for a few years. A lovely and comprehensive collection and exhibition, but the building has stairs, no lift (no elevator). After the renovation there will be one.
  • Nice museum of the great Finish architect. The display of buildings could have need done a bit better though...
  • It's a cool place, I guess. The museum part itself wasn't anything mind-blowing. It was mainly pictures and some miniatures. The real problem was the customer service. When I got there they first charged me full price even though I was supposed to get a student discount. After that I had to pay again. So I basically paid double and never got back the money from my first purchase.
  • Its not that interesting
  • If you have any interest at all in architecture, or the life of the great Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, this place is a must on your stop to Jyväskylä: his hometown. The place is a bit out of the way, and can be hard to find, but Google maps is helpful here. A local tip: there is always free entry on Fridays, as well as during certain town festivals.

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