Opening hours
10.00 – 18.00

Exploring Central Finland

The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Central Finland traces the history of Central Finland from prehistoric times all the way to the year 2000. The exhibition ponders and presents the life of the people of the region in the different millennia, centuries, and decades.

In the exhibition, there is a wide variety of things to see, listen to, and do for people of all ages. You can, for example, listen to memories and stories, wonder at and admire the changing Central Finnish landscape and environment, pop to the movies, read comics about the founding of the city, feel the magic of the smoke sauna, relive glorious moments of sports history or immerse yourself in rap music. Or what would it be like to feel the magic of 1960s dancing to tunes from a jukebox? 
Children can play old-time games, visit the market, play hopscotch or create cave paintings using modern techniques. And what does a trip, led by young Alvar Aalto, to Jyväskylä of more than a hundred years ago look like? 
The exhibition also has two big scale models of the city of Jyväskylä.

The first car in Jyväskylä in 1906 / Photo: Olga Höglund-Oksanen

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