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

Dora Jung - Illustrator of Linen from January 7 to March 5, 2017 displays the works of Dora Jung (1906 – 1980), one of the most significant Finnish textile artists during the country’s independence. For years Tuomas Sopanen has collected Dora Jung’s textiles that were made in Jung’s weaving mill or designed for Tampella. Now the noteworthy collection is presented as an extensive exhibition, filling three floors in the Craft Museum of Finland.
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Current Events / coming up

Ordinary made unique – print your own tote bag
The Craft Museum of Finland Thursday 2nd of March at 4 to 6 pm.
Who would not need to bag for shopping or gym gear but the was on the shops are each identical.
When participating in the workshop, you can also visit the exhibition Dora Jung – Illustrator of Linen, for free. The workshop will start at 4 pm and we wish you would arrive before 6 pm, when the museum closes to the public. At the workshop, you can toil up to 7 pm. Fee for the workshop is three euros per tote bag.
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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.