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Design Museum, Helsinki

Design Museum, Helsinki

The Design Museum is located at Korkeavuorenkatu 23 in a ponderous building that was built in 1894. The façade of the building is neo-Gothic style. That may be a bit misleading because the inside of the building has a cornucopia of design some of which is very modern.

The exhibits feature the progression of design from not only Finland but around the world from the late 1800s to the present. While thoughts usually turn to furniture and furnishings when thinking of Scandinavian design, there is also excellent representation from the fashion world and graphic design.

There are over 140,000 drawings in addition to over 30,000 objects to view so be sure to allow enough time to enjoy the exhibits. There is an emphasis on the progression of utilitarian function from the rural farmhouse to today’s simple functional yet exquisitely beautiful pieces of work.
The location is very close to the Architecture Museum, so plan on taking the majority of the day to see both venues.

Operation hours: September 1 - May 31: Tuesday: 11 am – 8 pm; Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm;
June 1 - August 31: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

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Sight Name: Design Museum
Sight Location: Helsinki, Finland
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Helsinki, Finland

Create Your Own Walk in Helsinki

Create Your Own Walk in Helsinki

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Seurasaari District Tour

Seurasaari District Tour

Seurasaari is a district in Helsinki that is located on an island. The island is home to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum. The museum provides an overview of life in the Finnish countryside by showcasing houses from different parts of the country. This tour will show you some of the most interesting buildings in Seurasaari.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Helsinki Landmarks

Helsinki Landmarks

As the capital of Finland and one of the major cities of Scandinavia, Helsinki has a great and interesting history. The city is full of sculptures and monuments dedicated to some of the most important people and events in its history. This self-guided tour will help you visit some of Helsinki's greatest landmarks.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.6 Km or 4.7 Miles
Ullanlinna District Tour

Ullanlinna District Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Helsinki's Historical Churches, Part 1

Helsinki's Historical Churches, Part 1

Helsinki features many impressive places of worship where you can enjoy a peaceful moment and admire the beauty of the religious buildings. Helsinki has two main religious denominations: Lutheran and Orthodox, but there are also some beautiful Anglican and German churches. Take this tour to see the most interesting religious buildings in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

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It would be a pity to leave Helsinki without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Helsinki, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Cultural Venues

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles

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