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Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)

Tehtaankatu 23, Riihimaki 11910, Finland
+358 19 7584108
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Nice museum

Lots of information about the Finnish design. Beautiful glass works and a nice shop. Worth to... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
mievaan
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Finland
Nice shop!

They had all the important pieces of Finnish designr glass. Nice collection. I would visit again... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Anne_Ilona
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The Finnish Glass Museum has operated since 1981 in a former glassworks building converted into a museum designed By Tapio Wirkkala, academic and world-famous Finnish designer. The former glassblowing facility and the third floor of the museum are reserved for temporary Finnish and international exhibitions of the history and present state of glass and design.
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Tehtaankatu 23, Riihimaki 11910, Finland
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Lots of information about the Finnish design. Beautiful glass works and a nice shop. Worth to visit! Take a look also to the hunting museum, which is located just beside.

Thank mievaan
Suomen_lasimuseo, Guide at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

They had all the important pieces of Finnish designr glass. Nice collection. I would visit again the Gift shop. The location is a bit far without a car but managable. There is other glass work shops close by aswell. (And the hunting museum next door).

Thank Anne_Ilona
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Finnish Glass museum gives an excellent overview of the history of Finnish Design. They have temporal exhibitions and permanent exhibition with examples of every designer from the Finnish Golden era 1950 to 1970's.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Large permanent collection of unique glassworks by famous designers, and interesting changing exhibitons of different national and international designers. The building is a real old glass factory.

Thank Teija K
Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you are interested about beautifull objects of glass, you need to see this. Old and new productions, amazing colours and shapes.

Thank Heli N
Reviewed 5 March 2016

If you like history, you'll enjoy learning how glass evolved through the ages. If you like art, the special exhibits are for you. If you like technology, glass forming techniques and equipment will interest you. And for shoppers, some glass items are for sale. Enjoy...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Finland is well known for its architecture and design. One material they seem to have handled well since 300 years is glass and this can be seen in the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki, a small town 70km north of Helsinki. Located since 1981 in...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The museum gives an interesting insight on the history of glass-making in Finland - in addition to which it has a huge display of Finnish glass objects from part to present! In addition to the basic exhibition and collections, there are often good temporary exhibitions...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The exhibition is quite good with options from ancient history to coming of art into Finland. There is always a contemporary section with local and national artist. The museum offers on the spot hands-on in collaboration with nearby glass art workshops.

Thank Remberto M
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We keep coming back. We are always fascinated by the history, the techniques and the end results. Be it tiny beads or heavy sculptures. Beautiful jewelry or tasteless junk. It is always a reflection of a culture. We seldom follow the videos, but the production...More

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The Finnish Glass Museum is open from February to December from 10 am to 6pm. Welcome!
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We are located about 2,5 km from the Railway Station. Here is the timetable of the local buses. From the Riihimäki Railway Station you may take a bus nr. 2 (once an hour) Our address is: Tehtaankatu 23, Riihimäki If you... More
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We are located about 65 km from Helsinki to north. Address is: Tehtaankatu 23, Riihimäki
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