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Kuvassa valkoinen iso rakennus. Rakennuksen edessä nurmea ja asfalttia.

Our museum

What is about Central Finland? Why do so many significant innovations, such as the Finnish-speaking school system, have their roots in Central Finland? These and many other matters are pondered in the Museum of Central Finland, less formally known as "KeMu".

The Museum of Central Finland is a cultural history museum, which is located in a magnificient building designed by Alvar Aalto in the Ruusupuisto neighbourhood in Jyväskylä, next to the Seminaarinmäki campus of the University of Jyväskylä. The museum tells its visitors stories relating to Central Finland. At the museum, one can delve into the exhibitions, take a trip down memory lane, learn something new or just look and wonder.   

The permanent exhibition Exploring Central Finland takes the visitor on a voyage through time from Stone Age sites all the way to the technology craze of the turn of the millennium. In addition, the museum has two spaces for temporary exhibitions which display a variety of different everyday phenomena, art and, for example, youth culture – always with an interesting, current, and Central Finnish approach. In the children’s craft corner Nappula, one can play old-time board games, play with old toys, and make, for example, a button spinning top to take home.

The Museum of Central Finland offers both locals and visitors from further afield an exploration into the Central Finnish cultural heritage. On this voyage, everyone can find out delightful things also about oneself!    


The Museum of Central Finland

  • Established in 1932
  • The museum building, designed by Alvar Aalto, was completed in 1960 (Renovated in 1989-1990, 2017-2019)
  • The Museum of Central Finland is a designated regional museum alongside the Jyväskylä Art Museum. It is responsible for promoting regional museum operations and carrying out cultural environment work. 
  • The city museum of Jyväskylä