Jyväskylä has three museums of national level, the Alvar Aalto museum, Craft Museum of Finland and National Costume Centre, and the Aviation Museum of Central Finland. Other museums worth visiting include the Museum of Central Finland, Natural History Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä Art Museum Holvi and the Museum of Central Finland’s craftsmen’s homes at Toivolan Vanha Piha [Toivola Old Courtyard].
Petäjävesi Old Church and Oravivuori triangulation tower have been included in UNESCO’s world heritage list. Petäjävesi Old Church (Vanhankirkontie 9, Petäjävesi) was constructed in 1763–65 and gained inclusion in UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1994 as a memorial to Nordic wooden architecture. The church is a masterful demonstration of durable construction in wood.
Oravivuori triangulation tower is situated at the top of Oravivuori hill in Korpilahti. It is one of Finland’s six triangulation points in the Struve chain. This triangulation chain extends from the Black Sea to the Arctic Ocean and was used in the nineteenth century to establish the shape of the earth.