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.
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Current Events / coming up

From Beads to shining decorations
The Craft Museum of Finland Thursday 6th October at 4pm-7pm.
In November's Low Budget workshop we squint at tiny little beads.
Embroidery is a useful skill to own, when one wants to make dashing decorations. On Thursday 3rd of November you can learn how to piece together tiny seed beads in to personal and splashy pattern and turn it in to a brooch.
At the same time can visit the Made of Dreams exhibition and look for an inspiration for your brooch. Guiding you through the world of embroidery is artist Katri Piri who usually finds her own inspiration from Pinterest boards on compiles her own patterns from there. In the workshop you will design your own pattern on a fabric first and then fill it with beads.

Place: The Craft Museum of Finland, Kauppakatu 25
Time: Thursday 3rd November at 4pm-7pm
Price: 3 euros per decoration

Low Budget workshops will return on 1st of December with a Christmassy twist.

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.