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Design Museum

The Design Museum illustrates the development of industrial art, artistic handicraft and industrial design from the second half of the 19th century to the present day. Classics of the Finnish design. Interesting special exhibitions. The permanent exhibition of the museum is supported by temporary Finnish and international thematic exhibitions on historical and contemporary design. The building from 1894 offers beautiful surroundings for all events which get additional value from the exhibitions. The exhibition spaces can be hired for events outside the Design Museums opening hours, the lecturing hall (70m2, 60 persons) and conference room (16 persons) can also be hired during opening hours.

Meeting rooms

Lecture hall7030
Meeting room3016
I floor exhibition space335300
II floor exhibition space800120500
The whole museum700

Upcoming events in this location

The Century of the Child - Nordic Design and Children 1900-2014 »
Artifact beyond »
Finnish Fashions - An Anthology »
Finnish Form »

Design Museum. Photo: Design Museum/Rauno Träskelin


Korkeavuorenkatu 23
FI-00130 Helsinki

Opening hours

During winter season (1.9.-31.5.) Mon closed, Tue 11-20, Wed-Sun 11-18. During summer season (1.6.-31.8.) daily 11-18.

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+358 (0)9 622 0540






Entrance for wheelchairs and prams from Ullanlinnankatu street. Design Museum has an obstacle-free lift, and a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the basement level (floor K).


Café. High-class catering services available in the exhibition areas.

Other services

Receptions (max. 700 persons) can be arranged in the exhibition area outside the opening hours.

Exhibition areas

Exhibition areas on three floors: Basement 250 m2, height 200-285 cm, max 100 persons, I floor 335m2, height 360-410 cm, max 300 persons, II floor 800 m2, height 420-610 cm, max 500 persons. The exhibition architecture may have an effect on the amount of persons. Restaurant services in the exhibition spaces.