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

Made of Dreams from September 15 to December 4, 2016 displays fifty stage costumes that have been used in historical plays and operas. The colourful and sparkling exhibition also allows you to try on theatre costumes. Take a selfie with such a costume and post it in Instagram with hashtags #theatraldreams and #craftmuseum. The Craft Museum of Finland will make a draw from everyone posting their pictures with these hashtags on Instagram. Two lucky winners receive a 50 euro gift card to the Craft Museum of Finland gift shop.

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.