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Design Museum Helsinki

Design Museum Helsinki celebrates its 150th Anniversary!

There are three exhibitions available. The Collections Exhibition is Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design. The Collections Exhibition presents the integral role of design in developing the Finnish welfare state. The gallery exhibition Jenny Nordberg: Strategies for moving freely is available from 8 September to 31 December 2023. The main exhibition for the winter season is Garden Futures: Designing with nature available from 10 November 2023 to 31 March 2024. Garden Futures is a joint exhibition with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and covers the main exhibition spaces in both museums.  

Design Museum Helsinki also hosts lovely Design Café Taito (lunch available every day), and Design Shop. Free entry to the museum on the last Tuesday of every month (except in December 2023).

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 on 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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