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Exhibitions at the Museum


1.3.2017 - 3.9.2017

In the large exhibition hall, the Museum of Finnish Architecture celebrates Finland’s centenary with How Finland Was Modernized, an exhibition presenting an unprecedented selection of drawings from the museum’s collections. Through 200 architectural drawings, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through history, charting Finland’s birth as a modern nation. Read more »


7.6.2017 - 3.9.2017

Continuing the Architect’s Voice series at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Perspectives presents the work of Heikkinen-Komonen Architects in an installation of photographic projections showcased in the small exhibition hall. The projected images offer museum visitors a new kind of immersive experience of the featured sites. Read more »


permanent exhibition

The exhibition takes its visitors on a journey into the Finnish architecture of the 20th century. Different features, technical solutions, materials and interior design are followed from decade to decade; from National Romanticism to Classicism and Functionalism, through the Modernism that created the country’s international reputation to the architecture of the 1970's. Read more »

What's on

  • New in architecture: student theses II

    Wednesday 16.8.2017 at 6 pm @ Timber Tetris, Museum of Finnish Architecture

    HELD IN FINNISH! Students from the University of Oulu present their theses in the shade of Timber Tetris. Read more »

  • CROSSING BORDERS – Networking Event

    Tuesday 22.8.2017 from 3 to 5 pm @ Timber Tetris, between Museum of Finnish Architecture/Design Museum

    Crossing Borders – Networking Event. How can designers and architects help asylum-seekers assimilate in Finland? How could collaboration lead to business? Welcome to take a look at examples of successful projects and to network with other parties interested in this matter. The event will include a demonstration of making silver jewellery. The jewellery pieces will be on sale. This event is jointly organised by the Design Museum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Ornamo Association of Designers. In case of rain, the event will be held in Design Museum (address Korkeavuorenkatu 23). Free entrance. The event will be held in English. Read more »

  • THE NIGHT OF THE ARTS @Museum of Finnish Architecture

    Thursday August 24, 2017

    Free entrance to the museum 4 pm – 9 pm. Guided tours in Finnish: 6 pm Antti Aaltonen, Drawings Collection 7 pm Elina Standerskjöld, Head of Archives Workshops at the museum yard: 5–8 pm Pimp your own birdhouse by Hesa-SAFA 5–8 pm Hammer and Nails - build your fantasy dwelling out of wood by Kaisa Sjövall, Educational Programs Read more »

  • Perpectives into architecture photography

    Wednesday 30.8.2017 at 6 pm @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

    HELD IN FINNISH! Photographer Jussi Tiainen tells about his 40-year long career with architetural photography and perspetive's role in his work. Read more »

  • 2-hour trip in the historic Helsinki

    1.7.–31.8.2017, Thu–Mon at 10 am @ Senate Square

    PLEASE NOTE. TOUR ON MONDAY AUGUST 14, 2017 IS CANCELLED! MFA's walking tours take over Helsinki in summer 2017! Gayle McKeen, guide from Chicago Architecture Foundation, takes tourists as well as Helsinki citizens on a unique tour through the core of Helsinki, introducing how its architecture reflects Finnish history – in celebration of 100-year olf Finland. Read more »

  • EERO SAARINEN HONORARY LECTURE 2017: Sebastián Irarrázaval

    Thursday September 7, 2017, 4 – 7 pm @ Ateneum Art Museum

    This annual lecture organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture pays tribute to the legacy of the Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen. Every year the museum invites an internationally acclaimed architect to hold a lecture about their work, career and sources of inspiration. This year’s lecturer will be Sebastián Irarrázaval from Chile. The Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture forms part of the architecture theme day programme during Helsinki Design Week 2017. In addition, the Ruukki Unbelievable Challenge 2017 architecture competition will be published on this day. The event is open to all and requires registration in advance. Read more »