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In accordance with Finnish Government guidelines, State and Municipal museums can open their doors to the public starting June 1, 2020. As a private, Foundation-based museum the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä can open its doors from May 14, 2020, with certain restrictions. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and will announce any changes as the situation requires.

Museum visitors are special, important people for us, and we want to assure ourselves that they can tour our sites safely. We have taken a number of different measures to ensure customer safety. Visitors will receive further guidance on the spot to make their Museum visit a pleasant and safe one. A maximum of 10 people will be admitted at a time. Instructions will be given, for instance, on observing good hand hygiene and keeping sufficient distance from other museum visitors. The Museum will be open 11:00–18:00 on Tuesday to Sunday.

Our new main summer exhibition, The Cultivated Landscape of Alvar Aalto, awaits the public in the Gallery. The exhibition creates a full picture of the factors in the landscape that influenced Aalto’s design work, and reveals how Aalto approached the built environment using the means of landscape-architecture. You now have a great opportunity to view the exhibition in peace and quiet while visitor numbers are limited. The exhibition will be open until October 25, 2020 and the accompanying supplementary programme will be open to the public during the summer and autumn. More information about the exhibition is available here.

According to our current information the Museum’s Café Alvar will open its doors to the public on June 2, when the maximum number of museum visitors at any one time will increase to 50. Until then, the café will continue to operate on an order-and-collect basis.

The Muuratsalo Experimental House in Jyväskylä will be open to visitors on Monday, June 1, 2020 and The Aalto House and Studio Aalto in Helsinki on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Further information:
Alvar Aalto Foundation
Managing Director Tommi Lindh
Tel. +358 44 562 1625

Alvar Aalto Museum
Tel. +358 40 135 6210

Alvar Aalto Museum (1971-73). Photo Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Foundation.