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The Alvar Aalto Museum

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Great museum of Architect Alvar Aalto’s work

The museum is devided in two areas. There is a basic collection of Aalto’s architecture work and... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Anna-Kaisa S
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Kerava, Finland
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Nice visit to the museum - but a little nerdy

The museum is a small nice place. Apparently 1 of several Alvar Aalto museums. That may be why they... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
WoodyMT
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyvaskyla 40600, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We maybe expected something more grandiose and innovative than this small, and pretty plain museum showing photos, notes, and drawings of buildings, and exhibiting examples of some overly well known furniture and glass items designed by Aalto - and presenting them in a quite traditional...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is devided in two areas. There is a basic collection of Aalto’s architecture work and life plus a changing exhibition. The Housing Problem named display presents Alvar Aalto’s Housing Architecture between 8.6-16.9.2018. The exhibition is very interesting and worth visiting. There is also...More

Thank Anna-Kaisa S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A nice museum for a great architect. Small and cozy. Video photos of his work and some of his smaller pieces. Nice shop to buy souvenirs but a bit pricey. The cafe - restaurant worth a visit too.

Thank Katerina Z
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The museum is a small nice place. Apparently 1 of several Alvar Aalto museums. That may be why they do tell the complete story, but focus on certain parts. For me it was nice to know more about the house building activities, but I was...More

Thank WoodyMT
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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 Flyer711560
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 12 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 7 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
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