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Design Museum, Helsinki

3.6
#7 of 51 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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  • Surely an essential for any local or visitor. Interesting, inspiring and informative, I'd have gone back the next day had I stayed longer in Helsinki. I went in the evening, which was a great time to....  more »
  • The museum shows some of the design work that Finland has become famour for - be it the early Nokia phones, the Iittala glass products, Marimekko fashion. On the top floor the museum somewhat oddly...  more »
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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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