The Craft Museum of Finland

The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä: Hours, Address, The Craft Museum of Finland Reviews: 4/5

The Craft Museum of Finland

The Craft Museum of Finland
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Speciality Museums • Educational sites • History Museums
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
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. Situated on the pedestrian street at the hearth of Jyväskylä, the Craft Museum of Finland is easily accessible museum, which unobtrusive façade hides experiences for all senses and for all ages. The museum tells the story of Finnish crafts as part of the weave of history. Handicraft has lived along with Finland both in everyday life and in celebration and it plays a significant role even in our current digital era.
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,229 contributions
Interesting specialty museum
Mar 2020
This museum is situated on the main pedestrian street in the city center of Jyväskylä.

The museum covers all techniques of the craft. On our visit, there was an exhibition of four famous Finnish textile artists introducing modern tapestries beautifully.

The exhibition 'Under the Apple Tree' showing miniatures was especially interesting.

You can also find a center for national costumes and a museum shop.
Written 29 March 2020
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Thank you for your review Mikael! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The exhibition Under the Apple Tree was fascinating wasn't it! How many stories can they interlace with one theme in to the doll houses. There is so much to see. Hopefully we'll see you again soon.
Written 30 March 2020
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eevamannila
Jyväskylä, Finland3 contributions
A place to go again and again. You can see many kinds of crafts and try yourself, too.
Mar 2019 • Family
The Craft Museum is a Place, where I visit again and again. The exhibitions are interesting and variable, but every time you can see something skillfully made handicrafts. Also the basic exhibition is wide and interesting. And everyone should see the finnish national costumes. I have visited the museum twice with my grandson (5years).He was very amused to look around. I did tell him what he wanted - and he wanted. And at the end of our visit, in the workshop room, he wanted to make himself a keyring. Our visit took two hours.
Written 5 June 2019
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Thank you for your review eevamannila. We are very pleased, that you enjoyed your visit so thoroughly! Children do usually love he workshop, where you can make things yourself. Also they do seem to enjoy the Päkä sheep in the permanent exhibition. We hope to see you again some day!
Written 4 July 2019
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Fozylady
thunderbay ontario15 contributions
Worth visiting. The finnish costume were worth going to see. Absolutely beautiful!
Dec 2018 • Family
We visited during the Christmas season, there were many artisans seeing the showing their wares. It had a really lovelyfestive atmosphere. We then went down to see the Finnish custome museum. It was so beautiful seeing all the different kinds of traditional finnish costumes, the work that must have gone into these costumes is unbeleivable. It was well worth visiting. (Even my husband enjoyed it).
Written 8 May 2019
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Thank you for your review Fozylady. We are very pleased, that you enjoyed your visit in our museum. We are arranging the Artisans Christmas Market this year as well on 14-15th of December. Hopefully your visit us again soon!
Written 4 July 2019
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RollingHedgehog
Helsinki, Finland33 contributions
Small but interesting
Aug 2018 • Friends
The museum is quite interesting if you are into Finnish handicrafts. A bit small and the signage at the exhibition could use work, since not everyone is interested or indeed able to use the voice guides.
Written 2 August 2018
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Thank you for your review. We take your feedback into consideration when planning future exhibitions. Hopefully you'll visit us again some day.
Written 6 August 2018
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Antonín K
146 contributions
Nice small museum
Jun 2018 • Friends
This is a nice small museum of craft and also some DIY art. I enjoyed the small exhibition with funny details (boots for metal fans and more). There is also small gift shop.
Written 11 July 2018
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Good to hear, that you enjoyd your visit. We try to keep the fun and the inspiration with us, when creating exhibitions. Hope you will visit again some time.
Written 26 July 2018
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September D
Jyväskylä, Finland144 contributions
Nice and informative
Dec 2017 • Solo
Beautiful and inspiring exhibitions that are full of information! You can easily spend a hour or two here :)
Written 1 January 2018
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We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our goal is to give visitors unique expreriences and inspire them to see the art in craft.
Written 3 January 2018
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Eater13_13
Tampere, Finland464 contributions
Kalevala koru - exhibition at the Graft museum of Finland
Apr 2017 • Friends
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 jewellery and the classic, iconic pieces.

The exbition was nicely organised and you get the picture of today's Kalevala koru design.
Written 10 April 2017
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Shawn C
Wellington, New Zealand818 contributions
You never know what to expect
Dec 2016 • Couples
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 it just seems very lack lustre. You'll see, go on a Friday when you don't have to pay. However, the book store/gift shop does have very nice things.
Written 1 March 2017
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Nasrin Np
Adelaide, Australia65 contributions
Good museum
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 😊
Written 18 November 2016
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Natalia
Lappeenranta, Finland125 contributions
The best thing in the city
Aug 2016 • Solo
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.
Written 4 August 2016
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