Friday 28.7.


Lace and handicraft exhibitions

Museums and attractions

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions


Dancing man and woman.

10.00 Mantin Maailma courtyard market   

A traditional courtyard market and Finnish handicrafts. 

Open until the evening  
Kuninkaankatu 30, inner courtyard 
Facebook Mantin Maailma  

10.00– Whitefish soup sale by Rauma fisherman’s association

Tasty whitefish soup made by fishermen for sale as long it lasts. You can also bring your own container if you want to take some soup home.

The corner of Lyseokatu ja Valtakatu

10.0012.30 Iirolandia   

A happy sporting event for the entire family with many different sports activities. You can try, for example, bubble football, the bouncing mat, the air tracks, the inflatable football pitch, the basketball hoops, the balance track, or play with the foam blocks. Recommended for children aged 1–12 with a parent.

Price: 5 €/child. 
Äijänsuo sports centre, Teollisuuskatu 19   

10.0014.00 Handicraft workshop for children  

A non-stop goodwill workshop for children to create and experiment with different craft methods.  

Leivintupa, Rauma Art Museum, Kuninkaankatu 37 

10.00–18.00 Open courtyards and flea markets in Old Rauma

During Lace Week, the residents of Old Rauma open their private courtyards to the public. Visitors can explore the beautiful courtyards where they can buy drinks and snacks and browse the flea markets organised by the residents. Please note that the flea markets may be postponed if it rains. Participating residents’ courtyards can be identified by a sign bearing the Old Rauma Association logo. 

The courtyards are open to the public as specified by the residents, but most of them welcome visitors between 10.00-18.00.
A map showing the locations of open courtyards.

Facebook Vanha Rauma Yhdistys  

10.00–23.00 International Grand Market  

A market event with over 130 vendors from 30 different countries selling their special local products. The international market atmosphere spreads across the Kanalinranta area, Nortamonkatu street and other surrounding areas. 

10.00–23.00 Market of the Night of Black Lace 

Market products from Finland and all over the world.  

Savilankatu ja Kauppakatu 

11.00–14.00 Rauma Martha Organisation’s traditional food sale   

A food sale organised by the Rauma Martha Organisation where customers can buy traditional Finnish food, lobscouse casserole, and malt bread. A limited quantity of lobscouse is also sold to take away. The food sale will continue as long as there’s food left. 

The yard of the Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1 

11.0017.00 Exhibition by Rauma icon painters and courtyard café  

The Rauma Orthodox prayer room is open to the public and a guide is present. An icon exhibition of Rauma icon painters and a café in the courtyard.   

Organised by Rauman tiistaiseura. The café only accepts cash. 
Rauman ortodoksisen rukoushuone, Länsikatu 10 

12.00 Midday music event 

The Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1

12.0015.00 Cardboard box world for children  

A cardboard box world by Männistön Kioski, where children and parents can come and build castles, houses, cars, and anything else they want! Only your imagination is the limit. 

Männistön lippakioski, Syväraumankatu 1
Instagram manniston_lippakiska 

12.00–22.00 Kalatori handicraft market 

The atmospheric market brings together handicraft entrepreneurs from across Finland. The traditional handicraft market begins on Friday and continues through Saturday.  


13.00–16.30 Marela event day 

The courtyard of Marela, Kauppakatu 24 

13.00 Story of the day 

Short, daily changing piece of writing written in the Rauma dialect. The pieces of writing are read by Ossi Paavola. 

13.20–13.50 Laura and Kari   

Sea-themed songs in the Rauma dialect. Vocals by Laura Suominen, music by Kari Vuorisalo. 

14.00 Lace-making competition   

In the 21st competition for the title of the “Town’s Fastest Lace-maker”, competitors make bobbin lace for 30 minutes following a traditional six-pair lace pattern (uddi). The winner is the one able to complete the largest piece of lace within the specified time limit. 

15.0015.45 Word art performance   

The Sanatammet writers group read their fiction. Short and concise texts for the joy and pleasure of a lively Lace Friday afternoon.   

16.00–16.30 Laura and Kari   

Sea-themed songs in the Rauma dialect. Vocals by Laura Suominen, music by Kari Vuorisalo. 

13.00–17.00 Knit picnic   

Come along to craft and socialise! Bring a cheerful spirit, your own handicrafts, snacks, and a seat cushion.    

The park of the Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1  

13.00–22.00 Savilanpuisto park plays! 

Park concerts for all ages feature both local and nationally known artists. The event will be hosted by Kaisa Löfgren.    

13.00 Magician Lauri Nordberg   

A funny magic show for the whole family.   

14.00 Pikku Papun Orkesteri  

Pikku Papun Orkesteri invites the whole family on a joyful musical journey.   

15.00 Giant soap bubbles  

Ruffle Army conjures up giant rainbow-coloured soap bubbles in Savilanpuisto park’s storybook setting.  

16.00 Leimavero

Leimavero performs hits from Topi Sorsakoski’s time in the band Agents.  

17.30 Neili  

Neili is an up-and-coming pop artist from Rauma who released her debut album a year ago and is releasing new music at a steady pace.   

19.00 Vilma Alina  

Vilma Alina is one of Finland’s leading songwriters.  

21.00 Don Johnson Big Band  

Don Johnson Big Band, a pioneer in Finnish rhythm music, tops off the concert evening in Savilanpuisto.   

14.00 Story of the day  

Nortamo-Seor performs a daily changing piece of writing by Hj. Nortamo and Tauno Koskela written in the Rauma dialect. The pieces of writing are read by Ossi Paavola. 

Tammela, Eteläpitkäkatu 17 

14.0017.00 Children’s Black Lace Afternoon    

The programme includes masquerade, face painting, lace decoration for soft toys, and a soft toy photo corner. Turun Sirkus ry’s performances and a mini circus school. A wildflower wreath making workshop and bun roasting over a campfire.   

Keskustelupuisto, Kalliokatu 28–30  

16.00 Dance and musical art by Taidetrio 

Dance artist Iida Paukamainen, pianist René Koivisto and cellist Elina Salenius perform in a trio. The performances consist of two different pieces that include both original compositions and selected classical works. There will be a break of about 20 minutes between the performances, during which you will have the opportunity to explore the rest of the art in Taiderauma. Each performance lasts about 20 minutes. 

Taiderauma, Kauppakatu 20 

16.0001.30 Night of Black Lace Dance & Rock  

LC Rauman Ruori’s traditional Night of Black Lace Dance & Rock.  

Narvi-Sähkö courtyard, Kauppakatu 15 

17.00 Lace Week special – Football club Pallo-Iirot women’s and men’s teams home games   

  • 17.00 Women’s First Division game: Pallo-Iirot – FC Lahti    
  • 19.00 Men’s Second Division game: Pallo-Iirot – TaMu   

Äijänsuo Buena Vista Stadium, Nortamonkatu 23

17.00 Finnish Baseball – Fera’s home game  

Women’s Superpesis match Fera – Tahko  

Otanlahti pesäpallostadion, Urheilukatu 23

17.0019.00 Rouwasväki coffee service at Marela   

Coffee service for history enthusiasts.    

Shipowner’s Home Marela, Kauppakatu 24 

18.00– Live music at Wanhan Rauman KaffeBar 

On the Night of Black Lace, you can enjoy live performances late into the night.   

Wanhan Rauman KaffeBar, Kuninkaankatu 27  

18.00–21.00 Fire guard patrol   

Nortamo-Seor’s fire guards circle the Old Rauma area during the Night of Black Lace. 

18.0002.00 Market Square terrace party  

POP-ERA and MR.MEN will perform on the terrace to liven up the party atmosphere. 


20.00 Lace Week evening song

The Rauma Brass Band Association welcomes visitors to Rauma in honour of Lace Week. Pihla Pakaslahti

Old Town Hall, Valtakatu 2 

20.00 Live music at Merijakamo

Live music on the terrace of Merijakamo: Markku Aro.

Suvitie 14

Tornio Valley performance on the streets of Old Rauma  

The Tornio Valley mask is a linen mask crocheted by mask maker Johanna Oksanen. The performance combines performing arts and visual arts.  

Performer Anniina Ukkonen 
Night of Black Lace 

Lace and handicraft exhibitions 

Lacepillow on display at the exhibition.

This year, the Culture House Poselli is the house of lace. Poselli features lace exhibitions by Rauman Nyplääjät ry and Pitsikeskus Emelia. 

Opening hours: 10.0020.00
Culture House Poselli, Nortamonkatu 12 

Pitsikeskus Emelia 20 years  

The exhibition presents the work of Helena Honka-Hallila, who has been named Lace Maker of the Year 2022. Works of Impi Emelia Alanko, a founding member of Pitsikeskus Emelia, and Hilkka Lehtinen, an honorary member of Pitsikeskus Emelia, are also featured in the exhibition. 

Rauman Nyplääjät ry’s exhibition

Rauman Nyplääjät ry’s exhibition features traditional Rauma lace. You can meet lace makers every day. You also have the opportunity to try your hand at lace making under the tutelage of an instructor. You can buy lace making supplies and ready-made items with lace decorations at the sales desk. You can also participate in a raffle.  

Rauma Marthas’ crafts exhibition  

An exhibition featuring crafts by the Rauma Marthas and a quick raffle. 

Opening hours: 10.00–18.00
Marttapirtti, Luostarinkatu 4 

Crochet and crafts then and now  

This year, Kodisjoki Marthas’ summer exhibition explores the history and present day of crochet and leisure-time handicrafts. Summer café.   

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Seppä Croft, Kodisjoentie 1499, Kodisjoki 

Arts and crafts stores selling lace-making supplies 


A lace shop that sells all kinds of lace products, such as lace tablecloths, trays, patterns, linen fabrics, linen yarns, lace pillows, and lace-making supplies. You can also see a lace maker at work when you visit the shop. 

Opening hours: 10.00–18.00
Kauppakatu 29  

Kajava – Lahja ja käsityö

An arts and crafts store that sells lace tablecloths, handkerchiefs, bookmarks, roses, candles and napkins, as well as lace-making supplies and linen cloths. Various yarns and other handicrafts are also available for sale. 

Opening hours: 10.00–20.00 and when the door is open!
Kuninkaankatu 28 

Jatan Aitta, lace-making supplies speciality shop

Shop specializing in lace-making and tatting supplies, books, and patterns. By pre-ordering by 15 July, you can make sure you get the supplies you need. Submit your pre-order online. 

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Pakaritupa, Marela courtyard, Kauppakatu 24  

Purkki Aitta handicraft store 

A rustic garden with many delightful details. Get inspiration for your own yard from the playhouse, large terrace, and the outdoor sauna. Purkki Aita sells Finnish handicrafts. 

Opening hours: 13.00–18.00 and also by appointment
Santtahkontie 1
Tel: +358 45 139 6960,  

Museums and attractions

Old Rauma Museum Town Hall in the evening sun.

Marela, the home of shipowners

Marela showcases the life and lifestyle of a wealthy shipowner and his family at the turn of the 1900s, the golden age of seafaring in Rauma. Embroidery and cozy comfort – a Biedermeier parlour in Rauma style. Explore the display of the Biedermeier-style interior and learn about embroidery, a handicraft style that was popular in the era. A sailing boat from the 1920s is displayed in the Marela boatshed. 

Single ticket to one museum site: adults 6 €, seniors/unemployed/students/groups
3 €. Tour ticket (valid in Marela, Kirsti, Old Town Hall, Rauma Art Museum): adults 8 €, seniors/unemployed/students/groups 6 €. Free admission with the Museum Card. Free admission for visitors under the age of 18.

Opening hours: 10.00–19.00
Kauppakatu 24  

Kirsti – Sailor’s Home Museum

The Sailor’s Home Museum Kirsti takes visitors back to the olden days. The beautifully preserved courtyard and its buildings give a good idea of what the Old Rauma area looked like a couple of hundred years ago. The interior on the other hand shows how people lived in Old Rauma in different time periods.  You can also see a lace maker at work during your visit. 

Opening hours: 10.00–19.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Pohjankatu 3 

Old Town Hall 

In the Old Town Hall, you will find the museum shop Kistupuad, where you can buy local handicrafts and souvenirs. Rauma Museum presents the history of the Rauma lace through its extensive collection of lace in the Old Town Hall. Olga Kublitskaya brings her international bobbin lace exhibition entitled “Sounds of lace” to the Old Town Hall. You can also meet a lace maker at work during your visit. 

Opening hours: 10.00–19.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Kauppakatu 13 raatihuone 

Rauma Art Museum  

Rauma Art Museum celebrates art and creativity that doesn’t fit into predefined categories with the museum’s summer exhibition “Lintu ja kala!” (“Fish and Fowl!”). The exhibition highlights both classics of contemporary folk art and new promising creators of contemporary art. Many artists are involved in this exhibition.  

Opening hours: 10.00–19.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Kuninkaankatu 37 

Sammallahdenmäki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

A Bronze Age burial site in Kivikylä, Lappi, consisting of a total of 36 burial cairns. During the summer, you can find a guide on site from 11:00 am to 5:00pm (Mon-Fri). Non-stop guided tours start from the southern information point (Savulaaksontie 181).

Guided tours: 2 € / person, free admission for students and visitors under the age of 18. The payment is made through Rauma online store.
Savulaaksontie 181 and Sammallahdentie, Lappi 

Rauma Maritime Museum 

The Rauma Maritime Museum’s permanent exhibition explores the history of seafaring, maritime education and shipbuilding in Rauma and the life of sailors both at sea and on land. The old Nautical College building explores the history of maritime education in Rauma and tests out modern methods of education in a navigation simulator. The museum’s renewed room, “Raumanmeri”, explores the themes of environmental education.  

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Tickets: adults 9,50 €, seniors, students 7,50 €, children 3 € and family (2 adults + 3 children) 21€. Free admission with the Museum Card.  
Kalliokatu 34 

Tammela House

Tammela House introduces UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Old Rauma’s renovation projects. 

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Eteläpitkäkatu 17 

The Teresia and Rafael Lönnström Home Museum 

The Teresia and Rafael Lönnström Home Museum showcases the unique home and art collection of the industrialist couple from Rauma. In the Museum gallery you can learn more about previous and current Lönnström contemporary art projects.  

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Admission fee: adults 5 €, seniors and students 3 €, free admission for visitors under the age of 18. Free admission with the Museum Card.
Syväraumankatu 41 

Kiikartorni observation tower

The Kiikartorni observation tower on the Fåfänga headland offers a beautiful view of the Rauma archipelago and marina. 

Opening hours: 10.00–20.00
Suvitie 10 

Local History Museum Muina

You can explore and learn about life in the past at this rustic and charming location. Sheep from Ali-Unkin tila farm, located in Eurajoki, are grazing the pastures. 

Opening hours: 12.00-14.00
Muinantie 7, Vasarainen
Tel.  +358 2534 6056,

The Old Rauma Telephone Museum  

The exhibition explores the history of the telephone. The collection is based on material collected over 50 years, the oldest of which dates back to 1870 and the most recent to the 2020s. In the museum, you can explore and learn more about the history of past technology and get tips for the restoration and repair of old telephone devices.  

Opening hours: 11.00–19.00
Eteläpitkäkatu 22
Facebook Rauman Puhelinmuseo    

Ylen Homestead Art Museum 

The museum features Väinö and Hilma Ylen’s folk art exhibition and ITE artist Väinö Ylen’s sculpture exhibition. The museum showcases over 200 concrete figures depicting past life and famous athletes and politicians. 

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Admission fee: adults 5 €, children 3 €
Kodisjoentie 1535, Kodisjoki 

Potter’s Workshop (Savenvalajan verstas)  

The home and workshop museum of potter Gustaf Löfman, presenting housing and pottery from the 1900s–1930s. 

Opening hours: 11.00–15.00
Nummenkatu 14 

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions 

Various paintings on display in the artist`s studio.

Art & Design Salme Kauppi 

The gallery features watercolour paintings. Sale of art supply and framing service on request. 

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Kuninkaankatu 40   

Atelier Eila Minkkinen 

Artist, silversmith and sculptor Eila Minkkinen’s studio features metal art. The studio can accommodate groups of max. 5 people with advance appointment 

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Vanhankirkonkatu 20,   

Art Studio Heli Väisänen   

An atmospheric studio in the idyllic Heikkla yard.   

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Heikkla’s art courtyard, Itäkatu 4  

Art Studio Mika Honkanen  

“Mont eri lai” (“Many Different Kinds”) exhibition displays paintings and drawings.   

Opening hours: 12.00–18.00
Isoraastuvankatu 7, Tel. +358 40 753 0774 

Atelier Kerttu Horila

The atelier features sculptures and paintings. Sculptures can also be found in the garden. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the artist.

Opening hours: 11.0017.00
Länsikatu 7  

Gallery Kempas 

New paintings and graphics from 2022 by Lasse Kempas. 

Opening hours: by appointment
Villa la Mar, Ylinenkatu 6
Tel. +358 500 325 309 

Gallery Sanna Saarinen

The gallery features wall hanging art and sculptures made of hand-woven fabric, recycled material, and wood. 

Opening hours: 11.00–17.30
Heikkla’s art courtyard, Itäkatu 4

Gallery Tuula Kallas 

Studio exhibition display unique paintings and cards by Tuula Kallas. 

Opening hours: 11.00–18.00
Koulukatu 3 B 3
Tel. +358 44 9877 293 

Inspira summer exhibition

Exhibition of the works of the members of the art association. Works include, for example, paintings, sculptures, and cards. The pieces are available for sale. Some pieces can be taken home immediately, some can be taken only after the exhibition closes. 

Opening hours: 12.00–18.00
Nokan torppa, Suvitie 10  

Ceramic Art Kirsi Backman

The gallery features unique ceramics, metal sculptures and reliefs by Kirsi Backman.   

Opening hours: 10.0017.00
Kuninkaankatu 21 

Keramos, ceramic association’s gallery

Unique ceramic objects, sculptures and jewelleries by tens of Rauma-based artists. 

Opening hours: 10.0018.00
Isokirkkokatu 1  

Keramos, “Kesän sylissä” (“In the Arms of Summer”) summer exhibition  

Ceramics group Keramos’ summer exhibition at the fortress island of Kuuskajaskari, Fagerström’s cottage. 

Opening hours: 11.00–19.00
Fagerström’s cottage, Kuuskajaskari Island, Rauma Archipelago  

Kuutti Lavonen and the Auleen House  

A permanent exhibition showcasing artist Kuutti Lavonen’s graphics that are also available for sale. Paintings by Hulda Leifsdottir, an artist from Rauma, are also on display. 

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Kuninkaankatu 36
Tel. +358 50 342 52 40 

La Mia Luce Nera – Minun musta valoni

Exhibition showcasing the works of Eveliina Nera, Kerttuli Nera and Roope Laiho.

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Hauenguanon Antiikki, Kuninkaankatu 52

“Luotaamaton alue” (“The Unsurveyed Area”)  

An independent cultural event in the Bothnian Sea National Park in the Rauma archipelago and online. The exhibition is on display at Päiväranta farm in Nurmes. 

Nurmes, Rauma Archipelago  

“Metsistä ja järvien rannoilta” (“From Forests and Lakeshores”)  

An exhibition showcasing crafts where recycled materials are an integral part of the art.    

Opening hours: 11.00–20.00
Taiderauma, Kauppakatu 20 

Rauma Printmakers Association’s “Muistoja” summer exhibition  

The “Muistoja” (“Memories”) summer exhibition is on display at the Kanalinranta exhibition space in Palvelutalo Saga. 

Opening hours: 10.00–16.30
Saga Palvelutalo, Kanalinranta, Aittakarinkatu 19 

Rauma Printmakers Association’s “Taidegrafiikan jäljillä” (“Traces of Graphic Arts”) summer exhibition   

An exhibition of fine graphic arts in the Rauma Printmakers Association’s studio.  

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00

Kuninkaankatu 44 

Shannon Amey Art Studio 

A sales exhibition of Shannon Amey’s paintings.  Open each day by appointment or coming by anytime for the entire duration of Lace Week.  

Lahdenkatu 17  

Tommi-Wihtori Roström’s summer exhibition

Tommi-Wihtori Roström’s exhibition “Melkein selkeää” (“Almost Clear”) presents marine graphics using traditional intaglio printing techniques and unique works created using mixed media. 

Opening hours: 11.00–15.00 and by appointment tel. +358 44 978 2115
Kanavakatu 37, Merimakasiini