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An eclectic display of the life of a Finnish icon

The displays are very well done, with brochures available in all of the most common European... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Clackamas, Oregon
Timeless design qualities

The museum offered an excellent in-depth look at Alvar Aalto, his architecture, design concepts and... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyvaskyla 40600, Finland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I like Alvar Alto very much so I was really excited to visit his museum in Jyvaskyla. It is close to the city centre, with small café and gift shop. I have see there examples of his design and exhibition about his architecture which was...More

Thank Antonín K
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The museum gives good view to works of Alvar Aalto. However the best thing of it is the location in Jyvaskylä, because outside of museum in Jyväskylä area there is some 30 buildings paned by Alvar Aalto, globally bigest concentration of his works in small...More

Thank AriRusila
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The displays are very well done, with brochures available in all of the most common European languages. There are a lot of detailed designs of buildings this architect created during his career. More detail than I needed!

Thank rkcribbs
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The museum offered an excellent in-depth look at Alvar Aalto, his architecture, design concepts and commitment to both functional yet socially responsible buildings. He designed university buildings, individual houses, major public buildings and even a toilet. His influence and classic designs are still current today....More

Thank tneldner
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This museum offered more than I was expecting. Not only does it show Alvar's talents in architecture, but also the talents that influence interior design. There are photos, original drawings, scale reconstructions, jewellery and his paintings. He and his wives really have been an influence...More

Thank WLKennedy
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This museum / hommage to Alvar Aalto tells the life story of this architect. Some of the design works on display remain contemporary 70 years after their conception, I was still left with a feeling that there was no soul in the display. Maybe something...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A must see for any Alvar Aalto fan. The museum shows at length the architects' carreer and development. A bit too much text for my taste and it has relatively few objects. Nevertheless a good starting point if you want to tour Aalto's buildings in...More

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was not aware of Aalto but, as I found out, he was a giant in the architecture world in the early 20thC - he was born near Jyvaskala. The museum is well laid out and the exhibits are very interesting giving lots of visual...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting Museum if you are into Alvar Aalto and his designs. Despite not being a huge Museum we spent almost 1h in the exhibition. I really recommend the cafeteria in the Museum. You can go there without paying the entrance fee. They have a...More

Thank Marianne I
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It was nice to see the many designs he had, and you can see what a big influence he has had on skandinavian design in general. But the museum was quite small, and the filmoption was not working, so I left a little bit disappointed....More

Thank Bratseth B
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