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.
In Jyväskylä you can find eight carpet washing jetties that locate in Huhtasuo, Keljonkangas, Lehtisaari, Palokka, Tikkakoski, Kuohu, Vesanka and Korpilahti.
Self-service carpet washing jetties are prepared for use after winter at the beginning of May until September. Carpet washing jetties are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. There are not running water after 10:00 pm.
Carpet washing jetties are free of charge. Please, remember to take your own soap with you and keep surroundings tidy.
For group reservations, contact the museum info at: ksmuseo.info(at)jyvaskyla.fi
Exploring Central Finland
Planning for KeMu’s standing exhibition ‘Exploring Central Finland’ began in early 2017 and construction two years later. Now the exhibition structures are in place, showcases are being built, the items and photographs have been selected, videos shot, memories brought back to mind, the captions written and the audio and animated sequences designed.
The Museum of Central Finland is an accessible building with lifts serving all floors. Pushchairs for toddlers are available for loan in the wardrobe. Disabled toilets are located on the ground floor. The baby care room is in the women’s toilet.
Guide and helper dogs are welcome in the museum. The museum exhibits also include items that you may touch. Do not hesitate to ask for advice. We are all here for you.
Open Tuesday–Sunday 11.00–18.00.
July-August: Tuesday-Friday10-18, Saturday-Sunday 11-18. Different opening hours on public holidays.
Admission EUR 8, pensioners EUR 6, students EUR 4. Free admission for those under 18.
What would be more delightful than taking in the atmosphere while shopping? KeMu offers this opportunity at the Sparvin Museum Shop in Toivolan Vanha Piha. The range of products include period items consistent with the spirit of Jyväskylä at the end of the 19th century. The museum shop is located in the Sparvin House, the oldest residential building in Jyväskylä centre still standing in its original plot. The building was completed in 1861. Please pop in and visit us!
The museumshop is temporarily closed due to coronavirus situation
The Museum of Central Finland, less formally known as ‘KeMu’, offers a tour of Central Finland and its people. No matter what sort of ties you may have to Central Finland, your role on this journey is essential. We all possess a wealth of valuable information. Let’s share it!
In this magnificent museum building located in Ruusupuisto Park and designed by Alvar Aalto, you can just hang out, immerse yourself in the exhibitions, recall the past, learn or just marvel at everything!
Vapari offers advice and guidance to people seeking volunteering opportunities in Jyväskylä. We work to raise the profile and standards of volunteering in our local area.
What we do:
Bold experimentalism and novel breakthroughs propelled the emergence of a generation of young artists. Grand narratives gave way to expressing subjective emotions and experience. Jyväskylä Art Museum’s exhibition takes you on a time travel into the recent past of art from Central Finland. The extensive exhibition features a selection from the most interesting works in Jyväskylä Art Museum’s art collections from 1975–1997.
Students in upper secondary school can also access the City of Jyväskylä’s pupil and student support services. The service is staffed by psychologists and student welfare advisors, who are on hand to offer help and guidance to all students. The services are provided with the student’s consent, and they can also involve family and friends as well as teachers and other relevant professionals. The purpose of the service is to promote the wellbeing of individual students and the wider school community and to help create a safe and positive learning environment for all.
Psychiatric nurses working as part of the pupil and student support services team offer support to young people under the age of 18 and their families with mental health, drug, alcohol, gaming and gambling addiction issues. If you feel that you need help with any of these issues, you can get in touch with the nurses directly. Alternatively, contact can be initiated by a teacher or school nurse, however, staff must discuss this with you or a member of your family first.
The City of Jyväskylä’s Pupil and student support services are designed to promote health, welfare and learning across our schools and other educational establishments. They are available both on a direct one-on-one basis but also offered in communal and group settings. The content of the services is set out in the curriculum, and all staff, including teachers, school psychologists, student welfare advisors, school nurses and school doctors, contribute to their delivery.
Early childhood and basic education support service staff are there to help if a child finds it difficult to attend school or they are struggling with learning, for example. Staff will also liaise with the child’s family, teachers and other staff at the child’s school and they are a great source of help and guidance on parenting skills.
The exhibition is an experiential spatial installation designed particularly for infants and their families. Visitors can enter the exhibition on all fours through a baby door. In a video projected on the wall, babies can be seen moving and interacting with each other, and the patterns of their motions are paralleled by an sculptural installation on the floor. The sculptural pieces are like cushions, and the audience is free to crawl on and manipulate them.
In early 2019, the Jyväskylä City Board approved the new objectives of the City of Light project. These objectives carry the name "ValoVisio2030" ('light vision'), and it states the following:
The City of Light is constantly looking to promote urban lighting in the Jyväskylä area with the latest lighting solutions. To reach this goal, we have created a project plan under the name "Valovisio" ('light vision'), which was approved by the City Board in early 2019. In addition to that, we have formulated a guideline on urban illumination planning for lighting operators (only available in Finnish).
City of Jyväskylä
Urban Planning and City Infrastructure
Traffic and Green Areas
Hannikaisenkatu 17, 2nd floor
40101 Jyväskylä Finland
P.O. Box 233
Ms Elisa Hillgen
City of Light Coordinator
Lighting and energy saving projects, permanent lighting sites, lighting maintenance and guidance
Tel. +358 45 221 8615
The City of Light actively seeks to bring light art to the cityscape in the form of light artworks, events and other urban culture. Partners include Jyväskylä Art Museum, other operators in the cultural field and light art professionals.
The Jyväskylä Art Museum participates annually in the City of Light event with light themed program. In addition, the permanent Showroom of the City of Light was opened at the museum in 2019, featuring works centered around different light phenomena and the three-dimentional City of Light virtual platform.
The City of Light cooperates with the higher educational institutes of Jyväskylä in the following ways:
The City of Light business collaboration includes
- Lighting designers, consultants and contractors
- Lighting maintenance
- Event sponsors and supporters
- Development of city center, shopping centers and B&Ms
- Collaboration with restaurants and cafés during events
- Operators in the creative field and expert services
- Photographers, video recording, drone photography, marketing
In case you are interested in collaborating with us, please contact the City of Light team.
The annual two-day seminar for lighting professionals takes place during the the City of Light event. In recent years, the attending professionals have given presentations about, among others. light art, lighting maintenance, lighting design, and various projects and product innovations.
LUCI, the Lighting Urban Community International, is an international association of cities of light founded by Lyon in 2002. The aim of the association is to create an atmospheric nighttime urban environment by using illumination, and to share experience between cities. LUCI acts as an active discussion forum for members. The association is also responsible for promoting the importance of lighting globally as a tool for urban development and environmental planning.