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Design Museum Helsinki

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Design Museum Helsinki

*** Please get your ticket before the visit – you may book your wished timeslot and buy tickets here. Visiting Design Shop or Design Café Taito does not require pre-bookings. Welcome! ***

Design Museum Helsinki has two exhibitions on display: The Collections Exhibition Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design, and the main exhibition Iittala – Kaleidoscope: From nature to culture (until 19 September 2021). The new gallery exhibition for summer Comfort Revolution will be open 11 June – 29 August 2021. The Collections Exhibition presents the integral role of design in the evolution of the Finnish welfare state.

Design Museum Helsinki also hosts lovely Design Café Taito (also lunch available every day), and Design Shop.

Design Museum Helsinki is a National Special Museum in Finland that selects and maintains a design collection. The museum is responsible for research and documentation in its field, and for holding exhibitions on design history and contemporary design. The museum also organizes international touring exhibitions on Finnish art and design.

Design Museum Helsinki was founded in 1873 as a study collection for the arts and crafts school. It has operated in its current premises since 1978. The museum building was designed in 1894 by Architect Gustaf Nyström. In 1989, the Foundation of the Museum of Art and Design was established to support the activities of the Design Museum.

 

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