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

Bold. Contemporary. Genuine. 80 years of Finland’s best-loved jewellery from March 11 to May 7, 2017 presents the story of Kalevala Jewellery. The exhibition tells about the history, operation and production of the company as well as the values and role of Kalevala Jewellery in the Finnish society through decades. Audience is able to see over 200 pieces of jewellery from the period of 80 years.
All the jewels of Kalevala Jewellery are produced in the company’s factory in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki. Exhibition visitors can experience the company’s fascinating everyday routines of jewellery making by putting on 360 virtual reality glasses. With the glasses it is possible to experience the factory work in the same way as in the real factory.

Current Events / coming up

In Low Budget workshop we dye shirts with the knotting technique.
Despite the cool weather, the summer is already around the corner. Come and make your own summer outfit on Thursday 4th of May at 4 pm in Craft Museum of Finland.

In this springs last Low Budget workshop we dye shirts with the knotting technique. Bring your own old cotton top or t-shirt and give it a new, colorful life. The use of knot technique in dyeing guarantees a stylish and vibrant color. It is important that the dyed shirt is made of natural fibers, and the color used does not adhere to synthetic fibers.
Come on dye some joy in your upcoming summer!

Please arrive before 5 pm, because the shirt needs to absorb color for an hour. During spare time, you can try out contact dyeing or explore museum exhibitions.
Participation in a workshop does not require prior notice. Depending on the shirt you dye, the workshop price is 3-5 euros.

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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.