The museum is a specialized museum for handicraft covering entire Finland, a place where skills and people meet as well as an interesting destination for visitors. The museum covers all techniques of handicraft, from house building to lace making and from forging to the design of ornaments. A centre for national costumes and a centre well versed in the conservation of textiles form part of the museum.

Download the exhibition floor map (pdf, 2,3Mb)

Current exhibitions

Permanent exhibitions: Craft: a Touch of Life – A poignant journey into the past, A Journey in Time – Handicraft through 2000 years, Dressed with pride – The beauty of national dresses is in the detail

With Our Own Hands from January 23 to August 28, 2016

Current / coming up

LOW BUDGET WORKSHOP for young people
Low Budget workshops return from summer break on Thursday 1st of September!
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Plants, People and Place - the Spanish Basketmaking Tradition
by Tim Johnson, Artist and basketmaker
Friday, September 2, 2016 18–19.30
NOTE the place! Jyväskylä Adult Education Centre, Vapaudenkatu 39-41, lecture hall 1

Basketmaking in Spain is perhaps one of the most diverse traditions in Europe, demands from agriculture, fishing and domestic life have been met by basket makers over hundreds of years. Regional variations in climate dictate local vegetation and the materials available for weaving, this talk explores this theme and looks at how basketry survives today.

Listen to Shoemaker’s Journey

Shoemaker’s Journey is an English language audio trail, a part of the Craft Museum of Finland’s “Step into a story and experience craft - a touch of life” collection that leads the visitors into the museum’s permanent exhibition.