Fiskars Museum

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Fiskars Museum
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Derek C
Havant, UK14 contributions
A place for all the family to enjoy
Jul 2019
Many people will know the name Fiskars from the high-quality cutlery, knives and secateurs that are commonly found in the shops in England. The name is taken from what was originally a small site where the first factory was started. What remains now is essentially the original small development and its expansion into an historic and widespread collection of buildings containing all the various processes which were involved in the production of a wide variety of metal objects. Although production has now virtually ceased for all but a few minor items the whole area has been converted into a large open-air leisure Park with a museum and buildings carefully preserved to record their historic past.

The visitor with find a number of shops, selling both essential food and other items, as well as typical Finnish souvenirs. There are numerous cafés and refreshment mini-shops, a children's play and picnic areas, a large Restaurant and Toilets in many areas. There are interesting walks in some of the most scenic areas with a central lake and other water features. Car parking is Free! There is some walking involved in order to visit all the production areas and shops, such as the one containing a huge variety of candles which have been made on the premises. Visitors can also observe other items being made, such as the glass factory with its working furnaces.

But all in all, there really is something to interest everyone.

A word of warning: the site is only at its best during the Summer holiday season. As soon as the children go back to school in August many parts of the site shut down due to the lack of visitors. Also, although the main highways in Finland are of a standard rarely seen in the UK, the final link roads to Fiskars are sadly reminiscent of our own pot-holed minor (and in some cases, major) roads.

Another thing the English visitor will find unusual is that prices for fuel at petrol stations and garages vary on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. Keep vigilant before you fill up!
Written 9 August 2019
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland4,823 contributions
The interesting museum with a fascinating cafeteria
Jul 2019 • Family
A riverside ironworks was founded here in 1649. Nowadays this Fiskars Village in Fiskari (Raasepori) is full of design boutiques, smithies, restaurants etc. You even find some hotels, a lookout tower, an art exhibition and an arboretum trail there.

However, people often miss Fiskars museum because it is situated a little off the beaten track (address Peltorivi 13). You shouldn't forget the museum. This tiny museum is very interesting. It is located in three houses. You may see sheep and bunnies in the garden.

The museum has a nice cafeteria named Cafe Hammarbacken. Their selection may be very limited but all pastries are homemade, organic and absolutely fresh. The interior of the cafeteria is old (early 20th century), fascinating and very charming.

Parking places are often very full in Fiskars Village. However, you may find free parking places next to this museum.
Written 19 July 2019
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AMY B
Derby, UK617 contributions
Missed out because it’s closed Monday and Tuesday
May 2019 • Friends
we were gutted to miss out on this museum because it’s not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. We did however get to look at some of the history of the place at the scissor shop instead
Written 31 May 2019
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Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.1,317 contributions
Nice little museum.
Dec 2018 • Couples
We found this little museum quite nice. The young man who greeted us was especially helpful and answered lots of questions about the area that we had. The price for entrance was very small. No senior discounts.
Written 15 December 2018
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kjraiha
Tampere, Finland476 contributions
When in Fiskars, don't skip the museum
Jul 2017 • Couples
Fiskars is a wonderful village to visit. It used to be an old mill and an iron factory. Now most of the village is taken up by boutique shops. The biggest is the Fiskars/Iittala shop, having the full selection of Fiskars products available for purchase.

But you don't really get a feel for the history of the place before you visit the museum. Nicely set up, in three buildings. Showing some early Fiskars products, reconstructed rooms where the workers lived, and some days (like when we visited) a demonstration of grinding grains in a manually turned mill -- hard! AND you could even bake your own bread of the grains!
Written 13 August 2017
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KLsWanderlust
Houston, Texas1,063 contributions
fascinating histories
May 2016 • Couples
We weren't sure what to expect, but as I have used Fiskars products for almost 50 years, I was adamant we go to Fiskars whilst visiting Finland. I am so pleased we did. This little museum, housed in one of the old buildings near the original iron-works, has items from the factory's and town's history showing how life and industry were as the original iron-works expanded. We were fascinated with what we saw and there was even an English translation page we could carry with us to better appreciate what we were viewing. The single staff person was very helpful.
Written 27 April 2017
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Sofia P
Finland68 contributions
Fiskars!
Aug 2016 • Couples
I personally like fiskars' knives and scissors. They are the best for cutting! You can see in the museum from the first fiskars tools to the newest ones.
Written 1 September 2016
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Nacho C
Karjaa, Finland5 contributions
You use them, Know their story
Jul 2015
A look at how the Fiskars name was built, interesting and instructional, looking back at how life was in a village made for workers and how life was with their products
Written 18 April 2016
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Klaus2403
Vaasa, Finland17 contributions
Old ironworks museum
Jul 2015 • Couples
The old ironworks area are now a museum with shopping of handicraft. Displays nicely what a small industrial community looked like in the 18-19th century. Nicely preserved old buildings and a small museum that displays the history of the works and the goods made there.
Written 19 July 2015
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Popeda
Vihti, Finland238 contributions
Nice view to the old days
Apr 2015 • Couples
A small house that used to be the office for the factory hass been converted into an elegant museum. More than well worth the € 3.oo they charged.
I loved the time machine they have.
Written 24 April 2015
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