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Museum of Finnish Architecture (Arkkitehtuurimuseo)

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Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 January 2013

But certainly worth a look ... my partner found it fascinating .. and again I gleaned a little more Finnish history!

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

Helsinki is a beautiful city to visit. You can wander around many streets and enjoy an array of amazing architecture. The Museum of Finnish Architecture sadly is not worth a visit at all. It is a stretch to even call itself a museum; a more...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

This museum is for those who are particularly interested in architecture, otherwise it is not so interesting for the general public. There were some displays about what has been remodelled in the last year: it would be better with ‘before’ photos as well as ‘after’...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Frankly, this is quite a dull Museum, though if you were a architecture freak, it might be for you. However, it is small, so you don't have to spend too much time there.

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 7 July 2018

In the summer, the museum offers excellent guided walking architectural tours through the heart of the city. The history of Helsinki is reflected in its buildings and neighbourhoods. Our very knowledgeable guide, Gayle, explained the architects, their styles and influences. It is well worth the...More

Thank S K
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Definitely a specialty museum. It's also a museum where the more you seek out, the more you find. A special exhibit at my visit featured Finnish designed buildings. Many have been built in China, and some are in Finland. The Finns have a reputation for...More

Thank liket2travel
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I am glad I bought a combined ticket to the design museum. Otherwise I would have been disappointed. Many architectural models of the Helsinki town, villas and history. The high quality "Architectural ceramic material porcelain" was originally developed in China.Finnish-Chinese co-operation work to introduce bamboo...More

Thank Madamveggie
Reviewed 3 May 2018

There are three stages to see: main floor 2 one, with plenty of executed projects and fantastic details which you can recognize at airport, metro, music halls etc on the different layers of design and materials used, ideas founded of them. Top one with history...More

1  Thank Yury S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was expecting more, since Finnish architecture has so much to show and say. the permanent exhibit is tiresome, too much text. hard to read. yet- having said that. the story line is fascinating, I read it all, but with a great deal of effort....More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Museum of Finnish Architecture is a very small museum. There wasn't much to see inside. And the things being displayed weren't interesting anyway. Maybe the museum could have curated its exhibition in a more interesting manner. In short, not worth the money, time or effort....More

Thank Egon70
Reviewed 23 November 2017

With a Design Museum combi-ticket you pay only 2 euros extra for this museum. It was worth that to see the building and its beautiful staircase, but otherwise not so much to see. I would not pay 10 euros only for this museum.

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is only worth your time if you're going to the Design Museum next door (the combined ticket is cheap) or on a Helsinki card. Also, you have to believe in reading signs as the exhibits are 90% sign, 10% architectural models. I found those...More

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