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Hearts, diamonds, and tulips. Folk ryijy rugs from the 18th and 19th centuries 12.6.–19.9.2021

07.06.2021
The exhibition Hearts, diamonds, and tulips fills the Art Hall of the Museum of Central Finland with magnificent ryijy rugs starting from mid-June. In Finland, ryijy rugs have been significant utility textiles and their uses have adapted to meet the needs of different times: from a boat and sleeping cover to a bedcover, wedding ryijy, sleigh cover and, finally, a wall decoration. If Finland had a national textile, it would undoubtedly be the ryijy rug.

The exhibition showcases Finnish folk ryijy rugs from the 18th and 19th centuries and the changes within different types of ryijy rugs.

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The little museums of the Museum of Central Finland open during the summer of 2021

26.05.2021
The little museums of the Museum of Central Finland will open in the summer. Welcome to enjoy the old-timey atmosphere and stories in the Coppersmith’s House at the Toivola Old Courtyard, the Pienmäki Open-air Museum in Hankasalmi, the Jyväskylä Museum of Municipal Engineering in Könkkölä, and the Heiska Artist’s Home!

The first of the little museums to open its doors at the beginning of June is the Coppersmith’s House, which is part of the Crafts

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museums
jyväskylä
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Kuparisepän talo

Jyväskylä and its faces. Photographs by Pekka Helin 29.5.–1.8.2021

24.05.2021
The Museum of Central Finland’s summer exhibition Jyväskylä and its faces takes you on a nostalgic voyage to the Jyväskylä of the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition of Pekka Helin, the long-time photographer of the museum, presents Jyväskylä and its people from the era. The documentary photographs lead you to the hustle and bustle of the city, the city environment, and events. The exhibition promises surprising encounters with ordinary citizens as well as public figures.

As his favourite subjects, Pekka Helin names the backyards of the city and “non-landscapes”, which are not depicted on postcards.

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Kuvassa Väinönkadulla sijainnut Bio Fantasia vuonna 1980. Kuva: Pekka Helin

Lake Jyväsjärvi Rantaraitti recreational route

The Rantaraitti route for bicycle and pedestrian traffic travels the shores of Lake Jyväsjärvi. The Rantaraitti is a beautiful and practical activity area. On the Rantaraitti, it is safe to move on foot, on a bicycle, or rollerblades, as there are few car crossings. Thanks to the bridges, you can conveniently choose the route length you prefer. The Rantaraitti also provides a fluent route from various parts of the city to the city centre.

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Juoksijat Jyväskylän Satamassa

Jyväskylä Art Museum is closed from 17th of March to 14th of April

17.03.2020
Jyväskylä Art Museum also follows the policy of the Government and the City of Jyväskylä and cancels or postpones its public events from March 13, 2020 to the end of May due to the corona virus. The cancellation affects, among other things, school visits to the museum. Group tours will also be cancelled until the end of May.
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Jyväskylän taidemuseo. Kuva: Hannu-Pekka Auraneva

How to get Jyväskylä

The Jyväskylä Region is favourably located from a geographical point of view. Reaching the Jyväskylä Region is relatively quick and straightforward from just about anywhere in Finland. The City of Jyväskylä stands at the confluence of numerous trunk roads (highway 4, E75, 9, E63, 13 and 23), so road connections from elsewhere in Finland are quick and easy. The distance between the capital Helsinki and Jyväskylä, for example, is approximately 270 km.

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Keskusta ja Lutakko ilmasta kuvattuna