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Design Museum, Helsinki

3.6
#7 of 52 in Museums in Helsinki
The boundary between fine art and design blurs at Design Museum, where a comprehensive set of exhibits cover all genres of design from clothing to furniture, and even advertising. Temporary and permanent exhibits showcase famous local designs, such as Tove Jansson's Moomin creations. Some exhibits are sculptures that take up an entire room, while others are functional designs that combine beauty and utility. On some evenings, the museum hosts a night with the artist. You can easily purchase a ticket the day of your visit; there are rarely lines or crowds. Add Design Museum to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki tour planner .
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  • A nice homage to local artists who made design great. Layout of museum was well spaced out to walk around and explore the exhibits. Also, take time to support the local economy by checking out their u...  more »
  • Finland is called the design kingdom, so I was expecting it. The entrance fee is 12EURO, which is a reasonable price. I'm an amateur (I'm a Helsinki cardholder) I don't know Good design well, but at least I didn't understand what it meant to be decorated here. In a word, the display, the picture, and the ornament which did not do were only lined up. I personally don't think it's a good design. However, the author and the product were together, and the eyes of the man who sat still in front of one display stand were very serious.
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  • Must visit for designers and design enthusiasts. Learn about the history of Finnish design and it's evolution here. Well designed exhibition of renowned and iconic Finnish brands with detail description in three languages. Design museum has it's own cafe serves coffee and lunch. There are few cafes and good restaurants around also.
  • Nice venue, very cool old school building (not old-school, but old school) . I liked the standard exhibition, but the ones they had upstairs and in the basement went a bit over my head. However, the schedule calls for more interesting exhibitions later on. The gift shop was great.
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