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Museum of Finnish Architecture (Arkkitehtuurimuseo)

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Address: Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki, Finland
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The building of mid-century Helsinki

A fairly small exhibition of Finnish architecture. We particularly enjoyed the short films and the unusual yet comfortable seating.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A fairly small exhibition of Finnish architecture. We particularly enjoyed the short films and the unusual yet comfortable seating.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This only cost us 4 Euros each, because we're students, but it still felt like a rip off. The museum is EXTREMELY small. Basically a room with some posters about Finnish architecture and ~4 small building models. The most impressive architecture in the museum was its own staircase. Definitely a waste of time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

On one floor is laid out the history of architecture in Finland during the 20th century and how building trends were affected by the social changes that took place during wars, depression, and the like. Another floor had a room devoted Le Carre Bleu, a magazine that was founded in Helsinki when architecture was undergoing upheaval in mid 20th century.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the exhibits at this small museum. The displays here show Finland's history through its architecture. The top floor is definitely the best part of the visit, as it breaks down the differences in building styles in each decade with plenty of scale models for reference. I would not usually be one to visit an architecture museum, but I... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Design museum is a block away and both may be visited easily at the same time. When we visited, the highlight here was a survey of the history of hospital architecture in Finland. Of some value, but clearly developed with a limited budget. Interestingly (or not interestingly) no connection was made with medical innovations. Far less elaborate than architectural exhibits... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

The museum is quite small with two floors. One of the floors had a temporary exhibition on hospital architecture competitions in Finland with pictures and a few models; the second floor had 1/3 of the floor dedicated to Finnish society developing up to the 70s, the rest of the floor, seemingly an archive, was locked off. There was no general... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were very disappointed with the size of the museum. There was very little to see for the price that we paid. Only the temporary exhibition caught our attention but it was also very small. We learned very little about Nordic architecture which I think very rich though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Finnish architecture, then you should visit this museum. The permanent exhibition explores the history of building in the 20th century against a background of Finnish society. The museum is located near the Design museum, so it is worth of visiting also Design museum at the same trip. This time I saw Cure and care -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We visited the Architecture museum almost by accident, having gone to the nearby Museum of Art and Design. I must caveat my review by saying that I spent a couple of years working for an architectural firm in the UK (though not in a technical role) so perhaps my perception is a little skewed, but I found it to be... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Not really a museum. More of an urban planning archive that happens to host a one room recap of trends in urban planning and general style evolution as Finland has lurched through several economic ups and downs in the last 100 years. Very dense content (as in stand and read all the placards for an hour) and an interesting but... More 

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