Forssa Museum

Forssa Museum: Hours, Address, Forssa Museum Reviews: 5/5

Forssa Museum
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10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
About
The City of Forssa was established around the textile industry. Swedish born Axel Wilhelm Wahren (1814-1885) founded a cotton spinning mill by the side of Kuhalankoski rapids in 1847. The mill was soon followed by a weaving mill and Finland's first industrial fabric printing plant. In 1934 the Forssa Company founded by Wahren was merged with the Finlayson textile group from Tampere. From this merge a company named Finlayson-Forssa was formed. Since the 1980's Forssa museum has located in the middle of the historical Forssa Spinning Mill Area. The museum has three different exhibitions: Permanent exhibition The City of Colourful Cloth, an Art Gallery and The Pattern Center that holds and showcases an extensive collection of Finnish printed fabrics and original design drawings, including many Finlayson classics. Textile production in Forssa ended in 2009. The heritage of the textile factories is now stored in Forssa museum's unique textile archives.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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KulturElli
Forssa, Finland15 contributions
Big small museum
Jul 2016 • Family
New exhibit is about Forssa´s history. Nicely built and plenty of interactivity and very child friendly. Museum arranges plenty of activities, more of those is on their website.
Written 18 October 2016
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Minna T
Hameenlinna, Finland125 contributions
Excellent museum experience -
Nov 2015 • Solo
Forssa museum was nominated as the museum of the year 2014 in Finland. And it offers great overview how life has changed in Forssa area during past decade. Good versatile presentation, very informative and also beautiful. Warmly recommended!
Written 18 November 2015
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Annukka P
Tampere, Finland4 contributions
Great attraction for the whole family
Sep 2015 • Friends
I have visited this museum couple of times, but I still do find something new every time. I like the atmosphere and the looks of this place, visually the place is really beautifull. The basic exhibition shows the story of Forssa. It has been well planned and it manages to stay fresh and interesting all the way.

I haven't taken my family here yet, but I believe that my toddler would be able to visit here with me. There are lots of objects you can touch and interact with. There is also a room for children especially.

I also participated once in a guided tour here, but I had to leave before it's end. I felt that the tour, though a partial, really offered deeper insight into the exhibition. So if you have a chance to participate in tours, I recommend it warmly. Our guide was friendly and had wide knowledge about the topics she spoke about.
Written 29 October 2015
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Forssa Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00


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