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Design Museum, Helsinki

#7 of 51 in Museums in Helsinki
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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  • Be sure you are Scandinavian design lover of usual objects . Most of them glassware for kitchen and decoration designed in the 50s to 80s. Museum bit small not much to see in term of design process...  more »
  • The museum has an interesting basic exhibition about Finnish deign ranging from architecture and furniture to mobile phones and games. At the time of visit, the special exhibition (Travel as a tool...  more »
  • 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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