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The Craft Museum of Finland

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Address: Kauppakatu 25, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 14 2664370
11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The museum is a specialized museum for handicraft covering entire Finland,...

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.

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Kalevala koru - exhibition at the Graft museum of Finland

The small museum of Grafts at Jyväskylä centre shows Kalevala jewellery. The Jewellery is very big part of Finnish history and today more more collectors in Finland and abroad... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The small museum of Grafts at Jyväskylä centre shows Kalevala jewellery. The Jewellery is very big part of Finnish history and today more more collectors in Finland and abroad are interested of these beautiful pieces. The exhibion is not very big as the museum itself and I myself wanted to see the old jewellery but it was not there.: stone... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I lived around the corner from this place for years and only visited on Friday (all museums in Finland are free on Friday) - you may see it listed as vapaa-pääsy. Anyway, I always was interested about the exhibitions inside, but never felt compelled by purchase anything. I think there is a great amount of cool works inside - but... More 

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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I think this museum is the best one in this city. Don't miss the downstairs. It is beautiful and there is a spinning wheel machine there that you can try it. It gives good felling 😊 I liked the costume very much, they were unique 😊

Thank Nasrin N
Lappeenranta, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The absolute best museum in the city! I loved it from the bottom to the top! Old national costumes, prints, crafts, interactive exhibitions. An amazing place for anyone who does hand-made items or likes decorating. By the way, visits are free on Fridays and with Veikkaus cards on Wednesday. Lucky me! I arrived on Thursday.

1 Thank Natalia I
Lahti, Finland
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

When you enter a museum for craft you think you find well made textiles. But this museum was much more! It told about the lives of past generations, how their attire was made and how it developped. We spent there a long time, but it was time well spent.

Thank HanneleH
West Bloomfield
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This museum has a crafts room where visitors can choose designs and materials to create a craft project. The children with us enjoyed this.

Thank Nancy R
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Anyone interested in crafts and local art history should visit this pleasant little museum. Attached is probably the only "tourist" type shop in this University town. The museum is easily understood and there is a "try it yourself" workshop area fantastic for children. There is the possibility to pick up local jewellery and ceramics in the main museum, as well... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

On fridays are free entrance and also on special events as Christmas markets where there are intresting handicraft works sold by their makers. The Aivia shop next door is an excellenct place to by handmade gifts. I visit there several times during a year.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Often interesting exhibions for all who are interested in crafts. Downstairs a compact introduction to the history of Finnish crafts. In summer artists at work at the street in front of the museum. Sometimes workshops, handicraft events, Christmas markets etc. - a place worth keeping your eye on while visiting Jyväskylä. Fridays are free (at least in winter time). The... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Cute little museum right in the center of town. Free on Fridays during the low season (which in Finland means 'most of the year'...). It's nothing spectacular, but you can see that the people running it have lots of good ideas (and a sense of humour). There's a workshop room upstairs where you can use the materials provided to make... More 

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