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.
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  • 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 »
  • A small place rich in documents and objects: nothing striking, as compared with the big museums, but it is great in its simplicity and may offer strong emotions to those who like Alvar Aalto's work.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great architecture and exhibitions, nice cafeteria, friendly staff. Worth visiting!
  • Nice. Interesting to see the different animals of that area/Finland. Friday's are free :) and nice restaurant with incredible view above museum
  • Nice and large Alvar Aalto exposition with drawings, pictures and mock ups of the Aalto's projects and furniture. The exposition could be improved in terms of lighting and some pannels are very difficult to read because of colour contrast.
  • That permanent exhibition panels and graphic are very confusing, dated and difficult to read/understand, plus the building have acoustic issues i think, Kids were screaming and echo was very bad. Beside that the design and details of the museum are good.

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