Museum of Finnish Architecture x Design Museum

Two familiar museums together towards the new! The Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum Helsinki, with their internationally unique collections, will in the near future form a new national architecture and design museum. At the beginning of 2024, the two museums’ foundations merged to become the new Finnish Architecture and Design Museum Foundation. A museum company established by the foundation will maintain the future operations of the two museums. A new building is being planned for the new museum, situated in the Makasiiniranta area of Helsinki’s South Harbour. For the next few years, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum Helsinki will continue with a joint programme at their familiar addresses in Helsinki.

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the Museum of Finnish Architecture in numbers

Established in


Visitors in 2018

29 000


120 000
Arkkitehtuurimuseo Kasarmikadun puolelta.

Museum building

Designed by architect Magnus Schjerfbeck, the Museum of Finnish Architecture is an excellent example of the repurposing of a historically valuable building. The building was built in 1899 for the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, and it is located in the centre of Helsinki. The building is a significant representative of the Neo-Renaissance style in Finland, owing particularly to its elegant interior.

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Three service areas operate within the Museum of Finnish Architecture: Cultural Heritage and Information Services, Exhibition Services, as well as Visitor and Stakeholder Services. The museum’s executive team comprises the museum director and the heads of the service areas.

For media

Please contact the Museum of Finnish Architecture Communications in all media matters concerning the museum. Press releases and press images are available in the media bank. Material for other publishing activities is delivered by the museum’s Image Services. A press card will give you free admission to the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

Ilona Hildén
Communications Planner
+358 (0)45 7731 0468

Salla Bedard
Communications Designer /AD
+358 (0)45 7731 0492

For Media