Design Museum

Local nameDesignmuseo
LocationHelsinki, Finland

Design Museum is a museum in Helsinki devoted to the exhibition of both Finnish and foreign design, including industrial design, fashion, and graphic design. The building is situated in Kaartinkaupunki, on Korkeavuorenkatu Street, and is owned by the Republic of Finland through Senate Properties. The museum, which is 140 years old and one of the oldest in the world – was first founded in 1873 but has operated in its present premises, a former school, designed by architect Gustaf Nyström in 1894 in the neo-Gothic style, since 1978. In 2002, the museum changed its name from Taideteollisuusmuseo to Designmuseo because the original name was too long and complicated. The museum also has a cafe and shop. Situated on the same city block is the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

The museum includes a permanent exhibition devoted to the history of Finnish design from 1870 to the present day, as well as space for changing exhibitions.

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Opening hours

Winter (Sep - May):
Tue: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wed - Sun: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,

Summer (Jun - Aug):
Daily: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed: Jan 1, Apr 30, May 1,Jun 19–20, Dec 6, Dec 24–26


Adults: €10
Pensioners: €8
Students: €5
School pupils: free

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +358 9 622 0540

Address Korkeavuorenkatu 23 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Coordinates 60°9'47.117" N 24°56'47.781" E

Tours and activities: Design Museum

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Design Walking Tour of Helsinki

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