Design Museum Iittala

Design Museum Iittala, forming part of the Finnish National Design Museum, presents the history of the glass factory. The museum building is an old barn of the Orvo Estate. It was opened as a museum in 1971.

There are five different exhibitions in the museum. The largest of them is the basic exhibition that presents the glass history of Iittala, and displays internationally acclaimed glass art and prominent serial design products from the late 19th to the 21st century. The exhibition focuses on the golden age of Finnish design and the central works of Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva which were born in this age.

The upstairs exhibition “Pilli, kuuppa ja muotti” (“Glass pipe, block, and mold”) concentrates on the most important tools for and techniques of glassblowing. There is also a collection of Hackman cutlery and Pro Arte artefacts like Oiva Toikka’s Iittala birds from the Nuutajärvi glass factory. In addition, there is a small exhibition showing sets of glasses designed by Timo Sarpaneva.


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Opening hours

September–May: Saturday – Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM

June – August: Tuesday – Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM (Mondays closed)

At Midsummer 19th – 21st of June 2020, the museum will be closed.

Public holidays may bring exceptions to the opening hours.

Entrance fees

Adults: 5 €

12 to 18-year-olds, students, pensioners, and groups of min. 8 people: 3 € /person

Group leaders, under 12-year-olds, and bus drivers with groups for free

Museum card is accepted.

Note that museum cards can not be bought or renewed in our museum.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours are available on demand (Mon-Sun). Maximum 50 persons per one guided tour

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Japanese, German and French

Price: Groups with max 10 persons 50 € and groups with more than 10 persons 5 €/person. Entrance fee is included in the prices.

A guided tour for student groups costs 30 €.

Contact details for booking a guided tour:

+358 20 439 6230 (8,35 cents/telephone call + 17,17 cents/min)

Könnölänmäentie 2 C, FIN-14500 Iittala

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