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.
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
Temple Builders - The tradition of Japanese Carpentry
ON THE SURFACE is a juried exhibition for young designers and craft based artisans. The exhibition will show new, insightful design products that combine skilled handwork, quality materials and a variety of techniques. As the exhibition name suggests, special attention can be given to the surface and can be interpreted in any way, with any technique – use of colour, engraving, or any kind of decoration including the use of contemporary technology. Finnish heritage can be a source of inspiration and the surface is open for all!
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.