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Address: Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki 00130, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 3 5896220540
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Lovely old building houses the very interesting and informative Museum of every thing designed by Finish talent. Art and textile exhibition is excellent.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely old building houses the very interesting and informative Museum of every thing designed by Finish talent. Art and textile exhibition is excellent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a designer I wanted to see some of the Finnish design history. Sadly, not all of the exhibitions/museum was open so I didn't get to see as much as I'd hoped. However, the museum has a very nice shop!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to learn more about Nordic/ Finnish design, with exhibits on famous Finnish products and designer. A bit disappointed that much of the exhibits were closed, perhaps prepared for the busier summer season. Probably explained why the charge was only EUR7 instead of EUR10

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The last time I visited there was Eero Aarnio's retrospective exhibition. It was a so called changing exhibition. Some part of the exhibition area is dedicated for classical Finnish design. At the museum premises you can also find a shop selling books and designed object. A cup of coffee you can enjoy in the cafe in the same building.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited the Design museum on our cruise stop last summer. It was mentioned in Rick Steve's Scandinavian cruise book. It is in a nice but not well known spot, we took the bus plus 5-10 mins walk. Our family loved Design and Fins are known for their clean and functional product designs. We were lucky to see Eero Aarnio's... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

In this place you can understand the contemporary nordic design and you can see all the history of the Fin design!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The permanent exibition illustrates the development of finnish design. While being small, I think the collection is very interesting.

Thank jchristoph
Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Design museum is an exciting attraction in Helsinki. The history of Finnish design and the development the key elements of Finnish industrial design are well displayd. The collection of the museum includes altogether 75000 objects and 45000 drawings (they are not all simultaneously in the exhibition). The museum is highly recommendable for visitors interested in the history of Finnish design.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The permanent display downstairs was Finnish design arranged by era from late C19th to present day. This was more interesting than the temporary exhibition upstairs. There was a discounted combined ticket for the Architecture Museum which we took advantage of.

Thank Swedishtomcat
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had been so looking forward to this. However, the small number of galleries open were worth the stop, and we enjoyed our short visit.

Thank EcoArtTraveler

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