Design Museum Iittala

Design Museum Iittala, 50 years of glass history. Read more.

In honor of the anniversary, the exhibition “Iconic works and makers of Finnish glass art”, curated by the Finnish Glass Museum, will open on the 7th of May 2021.

Take a virtual tour in the museum and at the glass factory!

Take a virtual tour in Japanese!

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.

The largest of the exhibitions 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.


Book a guided tour

We have limited the number of simultaneous visitors to 8 people. We keep safe distances, hand disinfectant is available and we clean up more efficiently. Our staff wears a face mask, please use it too and just visit us healthy. Let’s take care of each other!

Opening hours

September- May  Sat-Sun 11 am – 5 pm

May 7th – May 31st 2021  Thurs  – Sun 11 am – 5 pm

June – August  Tues – Sun 11 am – 5 pm

Closed on Midsummer Eve 25.6.2021, on Midsummer Day 26.6.2021 and during Christmas time  18-19.12.2021 and 25-26.12.2021

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.

The ground floor exhibitions are accessible.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours are available on demand (Mon-Sun, factory visits Mon-Fri). 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