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Wed 11 am–8 pm


Tue-Fri 10 am–4 pm 




Exhibitions at the Museum


1.3.2017 - 27.8.2017

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 »


1.3.2017 - 28.5.2017

The Museum of Finnish Architecture is proud to present a celebration of colour and form with this exhibition of art by the Finnish architect Sakari Laitinen. Gifted at drawing, Laitinen practiced art in parallel with architecture from his student years onwards, and after retiring from architecture, he devoted himself wholly to art. His architectural background is mirrored in the special spatial character of his work, which have a distinctly ‘architecturesque’ quality. 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

  • From the Archives: Reading architectural drawings! Examples from the Nordea collection

    Wednesday 26.4.2017 at 6 pm @ the Museum of Finnish Architecture

    HELD IN FINNISH! From the Archives -lectures present the secrets of our archives. The museum's Head of Archives Elina Standertskjöld teaches, how to read architectural drawings. Read more »

  • Architecture for Kids / FULL

    24.–27.4.2017 @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

    Registration has started: be quick and reserve your place at! The workshops by the museum of Finnish Architecture provide both under 1-year old children and 1–2-year of kids with exciting sensory experiences with an architectural twist. Read more »

  • Family workshop

    Saturday 29.4.2017 at 1 pm–3 pm @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

    MFA's Family workshops provide families with fun and play in the spirit of our current exhibitions. The workhops take place on the last Saturday of each month at 1 pm–3 pm. Read more »

  • HAM TALK: The Finnish row house – From the worker apartment to the middle-class dream

    Thursday 4.5.2017 at 5:30 pm @ HAM

    HELD IN FINNISH! Museum of Finnish Archistecture is part of the Modern Life! exhibition at HAM. Professor emerita in art history, Riitta Nikula, lectures about how the row house took over Finland. Read more »

  • WORKSHOP: Building a common city utopia!

    Saturday 6.5.2017 at 2 pm–4pm @ HAM

    HELD IN FINNISH! As part of theModern Life! exhibition at HAM, the Museum of Finnish Architecture organises workshops, where phenomena related to modernism and achitecture are explored through building. NOTE! The event is held at HAM. Read more »

  • Thematic guided tour: Commerce

    Wednesday 10.5.2017 at 5:30 pm @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

    HELD IN FINNISH! In this guided tour, the museum's Head of Research Juhana Lahti focuses on the theme of commerce in the exhibition How Finland Was Modernized. Read more »

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Conservator at her work II

    Wednesday 10.5.2017 at 6pm @ The Museum of Finnish Architecture

    HELD IN FINNISH! A peak behind the scenes. The museum's conservator Paula Alavuo presents her work with architectural drawings. Read more »

  • HAM TALK: The world of Futuro

    Saturday 11.5.2017 at 5:30 pm @ HAM

    HELD IN FINNISH! Museum of Finnish Archistecture is part of the Modern Life! exhibition at HAM. On the related lecture, Art Historian Marko Home tells about the worldwide adventures of Futuro, the futuristic plastic house from 1968. Read more »

  • International Museum Day

    Thursday 18.5.2017

    The Museum of Finnish Architecture is exceptionally open until 8 pm! Read more »

  • REVIEW 2018 - Call for proposals!

    by May 31, 2017

    Every other year, the biennial Review showcases the best of the latest Finnish architecture. Now we are looking for projects for the Review 2018. To qualify, the project must be a building, landscaping project or urban plan created by a Finnish architect either in Finland or abroad. Projects undertaken in Finland by non-Finnish architects also qualify. Qualifying projects must date from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017. Nominate your favorite project by May 31, 2017! Read more »