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The Alvar Aalto Museum

Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyvaskyla 40600, Finland
+358 40 1356210
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Museum ok but surrounding attractions better

The museum gives good view to works of Alvar Aalto. However the best thing of it is the location... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
AriRusila
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 January 29, 2018
rkcribbs
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Clackamas, Oregon
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyvaskyla 40600, Finland
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Reviewed February 5, 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

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Reviewed January 29, 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!

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Reviewed December 11, 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

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Reviewed December 6, 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

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Reviewed December 4, 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
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Reviewed September 10, 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
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Reviewed September 6, 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
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Reviewed August 31, 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

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Reviewed August 19, 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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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

The museum was ok. Half of the exhibition was only in Finnish and Swedish. Text in English in main expo written grey on a grey background in between Finnish text in white which made it annoying to read.

Thank Claudia S
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