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Museum of Finnish Architecture (Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo), Helsinki

Museum of Finnish Architecture (Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo) - Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Finnish Architecture (Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo)
Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki, Finland 00130Map
+358 9 867 5100
email: mfa@mfa.fi
Neighborhood: Center (Kaartinkaupunki)
Overview

Founded in 1956, the Museum of Finnish Architecture maintains large archives of pictures (about 100 000 prints and 30 000 slides) and drawings (around 300 000 original drawings by Finnish architects). Their library publishes books on architecture (cheaper in the museum's bookstore than elsewhere), and arranges exhibits and lectures. The building itself was designed by Magnus Schjerfbeck in 1899, and was refurbished for the museum's use in 1980-1981. An interesting detail is that the building was never really finished-according to plan the center part was supposed to have wings attached to it. To this day, they haven't yet been built.

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Museum of Finnish Architecture (Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo) General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Thursday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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