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Guided tours and groups

The schedules for guided tours can be found in our event calendar. Guided tours are held in Finnish and English.
 
Guided tours for groups are available on request. The maximum group size for a guided tour is 20 people.

In order to use a group ticket, tickets for the group must be purchased in one go, and the group must not use other means of payment, such as the Museum Card or culture vouchers.

Languages: Finnish and English.

Group leaders and bus drivers are admitted free of charge.

Bookings and enquiries:
+358 44 790 9827
info@aalto2.museum

Guided tours of permanent exhibitions for groups

Exploring Central Finland

Group size: maximum 20 people
Duration: 1 hour
Price: €80 + museum admission
Languages: Finnish, English
Bookings: approximately one week in advance
Booking cancellation: two working days in advance

The guided tour of the Museum of Central Finland’s permanent exhibition Exploring Central Finland traces the character of Central Finland all the way from the buried treasures of prehistoric times to the turn of the 21st century. The guided tour explores the life of an average person living in Central Finland in different millennia, centuries and decades.

The tour lets you peek into a log cabin and a smoke sauna, hear the stories of Miss Jänis and the cupping therapist Amanda, admire the beautiful kirkkovakka boxes (for storing church clothing), and learn about the birth and development of the city of Jyväskylä. The tour will show you why Jyväskylä is called the Athens of Finland, and what the city has looked like in different eras. You will also learn what went wrong with the city’s first coat of arms, and who owned the first car in Jyväskylä. The tour also gives you permission to take a few dance steps to music from a jukebox!

Please book your guided tour at least two weeks in advance, so that we can prepare the best possible tour experience for you. Your booking can be cancelled without cost up to two working days in advance. If you cancel later, we will charge a fee for the guided tour.

 

AALTO – Work and Life

Group size: maximum 20 people
Duration: 1 hour
Price: €80 + museum admission
Languages: Finnish, English
Bookings: approximately one week in advance
Booking cancellation: two working days in advance

The guided tour of the AALTO – Work and Life exhibition enhances the exhibition experience by going deeper into Alvar Aalto’s personal history and his work as an architect and designer. The guided tour also discusses Aalto’s wives, the architects Aino Aalto and Elissa Aalto, who were also his colleagues, and the importance of the architects and collaborators at his office. The main perspective is Aalto’s idea of the power of architecture and good design in solving the problems of human life and society. In addition to Aalto’s fascinating life story, the guided tour presents architectural drawings, photographs, scale models, and design objects from the Alvar Aalto Foundation’s collection. 

Two guides will be provided for larger groups. Be sure to book your guided tour in time, and at the latest one week in advance.

Your booking can be cancelled without cost up to two working days in advance. If you cancel later, we will charge a fee for the guided tour. We also tailor guided tours for special groups, such as the visually impaired. The tailored tour gives participants a chance to examine materials and selected objects using different senses.  

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