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Design Museum

Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 3 5896220540
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Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 3 5896220540
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Reviewed today

One of the oldest such museums in the world, its home is in a former school. Beautiful in the Neo-Gothic style the facade is stunning. We were intrigued by the Scissors temporary exhibition. Celebrating the 1967 launch of the orange handled scissors by Fiskars, it...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 5 days ago

The exhibitions are beautifulky presented in the interesting building. Loads of info available if you want to spend the time, or just browse the halls for a quicker sample, taking in the overall feel. A good combination of the classics and the newest ideas.

Thank JanR_Helsinki
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved my visit. There are questions throughout the museum that ask you to think about design. I also loved seeing all the Finnish made items. I have been able to walk around Helsinki and see the items that were on display in the museum...More

Thank ggruendler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The design innovations shown here are impressive and worth your time if this is one of your interests. My only regret was the museum shop -- not very impressive. Darn!

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not a large museum (or maybe because it is not too extensive) the Design Museum left me thinking long after I had left the facility; much the same as a good musical theater leaves one humming on the way home. Although my interest in...More

Thank niuncinco
Reviewed 1 week ago

One expects such a place to be in an ultra-modern iconic building, but it's not. This is not to denigrate it, because it's a very interesting museum. It has a broad view of design, running from arts and crafts (with a dash of Lappish), to...More

Thank TormodMM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting - story of vase Savoy. Create your own Marimekko pattern and sit in Eero Aarnio Ball Chair. Great choice of books in the museum shop.

Thank Anna I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were one day too early for the new Fiskars exhibition, but found plenty of other Finnish inventions worth learning about - the Nokkia phone, an all terrain vehicle for harvesting timber, imaginative pottery, the Alvar Aalto circular chair that certainly brought back memories and,...More

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wet day so decided to visit Design Museum. It was really brilliant with so many iconic designs. Very well laid out & easy to wander from exhibit to exhibit. Stopped for a delicious mozzarella & tomato roll in Design cafe. Worth several visits. Lots to...More

Thank Kaye O
Reviewed 13 September 2017

On Tram Line #10. A lot of products come from Finland of which I was not aware. Well lit. Strong English signage. But, a non-logical exhibit flow, with the downstairs being a repository of everything made in Finland, and the upstairs being a very open...More

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