Saturday 23.7.

Events

Lace and handicraft exhibitions

Museums and attractions

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions

Events

10.00 Lace Week opening ceremony

Rauma Lace Week celebrates its 52nd anniversary, and the opening ceremony will be held in Helsingintori.  The event will be opened with a performance by the town drummer followed by a speech by PhD (Educ.) Marja-Leena Rönkkö, Senior lecturer of Craft Studies from the University of Turku. Next Rauma Orchestra’s septet will perform together with Mirku Flika. The keynote speaker will be Kaarina Nurmi, a resident of Old Rauma and active Rauma Lace Week programme organizer.

Helsingintori

10.00 Mantin Maailma courtyard market

A traditional courtyard market and Finnish handicrafts displaying their products for example hand-dyed yarns, felted textiles and jewellery.

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

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 will be published shortly.

Facebook / Vanha Rauma Yhdistys (Old Rauma Association)

11.00 Rauma 580 years riverside walking

Rauma is celebrating its 580th anniversary in 2022. Why did the city form at the mouth of the strait? How has the location of the port changed over the centuries? Come for a walk through the 580-year history of Rauma. We walk along the Rauma River, on the banks of which are located the homes of famous people, schools, factories and still the city’s significant buildings.

Duration approx. 1.5 hours
Languages Finnish/English
Price 10€/adults, 6€/kids, tickets are available on Doerz online shop
The tour starts from Kaunisjärvenpuisto by a small pond

11.00–14.00 Car boot sale

Flea market. You can sell your used items from the boot of your car or a trailer, or even set your items up for sale on a carpet. Vendors have one hour before the event to set up and one hour after the event to pack up.

Market pitch costs 4€
Äijänsuo sports centre gravel parking area, Teollisuuskatu 19
Facebook Rauman peräkonttikirppis

11.30 Poselli lace exhibition openings

The opening of the exhibitions, “Lace in the swirls of a party”, presented by Nyplääjät ry, and “Together”, presented by Pitsikeskus Emelia

Culture House Poselli, Nortamonkatu 12

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. Short, daily changing piece of writing written in the Rauma dialect.

Hauenguano, Kuninkaankatu 37

20.00 Lace Week evening song

Anni Laaksonen, trumpet. The Rauma Brass Band Association welcomes visitors to Rauma in honour of Lace Week.

Old Town Hall, Valtakatu 2

Lace and handicraft exhibitions

Nyplättyä pitsisä esillä pitsinäyttelyssä

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

Opening hours: 11.30–­­16.00
Culture House Poselli, Nortamonkatu 12

Lace in the swirls of a party

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.

nyplaajat.net

Together

Pitsikeskus Emelia’s exhibition features lace work created by Tarmo Thorström and Sirkka Jalonen, Lace makers of the year 2020 and 2021 selected by Emelia ry, as well as textile artist Raija Jokinen’s lace-like work.

Tel. +358 50 308 4619

Rauma Lace permanent exhibition

Rauma Lace’s extended exhibition in the Old Town Hall features an extensive lace collection and explores the use of lace and the history of lace-making from the 18th century to the present day. The oldest laces on display are from the early 19th century.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Old Town Hall, Kauppakatu 13
rauma.fi/museo/en/old-town-hall/

Blooming beauty in the cottage and yard

Kodisjoki Marthas’ exhibition features attractions both indoors and outdoors. Inside you can see various tapestries, and out in the yard you can find both useful and decorative plants. The Marthas are in the middle of the project “Diverse Yard – Sustainable and edible yard.” You can also find several traditional activities for children, as well as a cafeteria in the yard.

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Seppä Croft, Kodisjoentie 1499 C, Kodisjoki
kodisjoki@marttayhdistys.fi

Timo Uskali’s craftsman exhibition

The exhibition features wooden crafts, sailing boat scale models and other works handcrafted by Timo Uskali, which are also available for sale (cash payment).

Opening hours: 11.00–18.00
Saaristokatu 21
Facebook Kädentaitaja Timo Uskali

Purkki Aitta handicraft store and exhibition

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: 12.00–15.00
Santtahkontie 1
purkkiaitta.fi

Arts and crafts stores selling lace-making supplies

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
jatanaitta.fi

Kajava, handicraft shop

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: 10.00–15.00
Kuninkaankatu 28
kajavarauma.fi

Pits-Priia, lace shop

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: 10.00–14.00
Kauppakatu 29
nyplaajat.net

Museums and attractions

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. Changing exhibition, “Women’s work”, showcases women’s work and life through a collection of objects. A sailing boat from the 1920s is displayed in the Marela boatshed.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
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 6 €, seniors/unemployed/students/groups 3 €. Free admission with the Museum Card. Free admission for visitors under the age of 18.
Kauppakatu 24
rauma.fi/museo/en/marela

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: 10.00–17.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Pohjankatu 3
rauma.fi/museo/en/kirsti

Old Town Hall

In the Old Town Hall you can explore the history and lace-making traditions of Rauma and visit the museum shop, Kistupuad, where you can find local handicrafts and souvenirs. The museum features the permanent Rauma Lace exhibition. In the upstairs exhibition you can learn about the spiritual and secular power of the church in Rauma. The exhibition introduces various construction stages of the 245-year-old town hall building and explores town administration that was run from the building during the 1700s and 1800s. You can also see a lace maker at work during your visit.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Kauppakatu 13
rauma.fi/museo/en/old-town-hall/

Rauma Art Museum

Rauma Art Museum features the Rauma Triennale 2022 exhibition that consists of national and international contemporary art: “Imagine! What if!” exhibition, curated by artist Teemu Mäki and Chief Curator of the Rauma Art Museum Heta Kaisto. The exhibition features paintings, photography, films, sculptures, installations, and poetry from a few dozen artists or artist groups. The roots of the Triennale lay in the Biennale Balticum which has been organised since the late 1970s.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Kuninkaankatu 37
raumantaidemuseo.fi/en

Sammallahdenmäki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

A Bronze Age burial site in Kivikylä, Lappi, consisting of a total of 36 burial cairns.

Savulaaksontie 181 and Sammallahdentie, Lappi
sammallahdenmaki.fi/en/

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. Temporary exhibition “Merenkulkijat poikkeusoloissa” (“Seafarers in times of emergency”), explores how seafarers have had to put themselves in dangerous situations at work through the experiences of individual seafarers and materials. Staircase exhibition introduces you to Karelians in Rauma 一 Rauma locals in Karelia. Merihelena Leskinen’s sea-themed paintings are displayed in the tower.

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Tickets: adults 9 €, seniors 7 €, students 6 €, children 3 € and family (2 adults + 3 children) 21€. Free admission with the Museum Card.
Kalliokatu 34
rmm.fi/en

Merimuseo

Tammela House

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

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Eteläpitkäkatu 17
vanharauma.fi/en/tammela-of-old-rauma/

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. “Teresia’s Travels – travel pictures from five decades” exhibition is displayed upstairs in the Home Museum.

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
lonnstromintaidemuseo.fi/en/home-museum

Kiikartorni observation tower

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

Opening hours: 10.00–22.00
Suvitie 10

Camera museum

Anexhibition featuring cameras, film projectors, and everything from Camera obscurasta to digital technology. The museum shop sells all kinds of photography related items, art, design glass and literature.

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Kameramuseo, Isokatu 8
Tel. +358 2 822 5638

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. There is also a temporary exhibition of art works by Anu Sukanen and Nikolay Nikoloy on display. Café in the courtyard.

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

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions

Arja Nummi’s studio

Arja Nummi’s “Värituuletus” studio exhibition features paintings, graphics, paper sculptures, hand-bound books, and greeting cards.

Opening hours: 11.00–16.00
Kauppakatu 15, courtyard
Tel. +358 40 543 2437

Art & Design Salme Kauppi

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

Opening hours: 11.00–13.00
Kuninkaankatu 40
salmekauppi.fi

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
eilaminkkinen5@gmail.com

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: 11.00–17.00
Länsikatu 7
kerttuhorila.fi

Kerttu Horilan taidetta

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 Tuula Kallas

Studio exhibition display unique paintings and cards by Tuula Kallas.

Opening hours: 11.00–15.00
Koulukatu 3 B 3
Tel. +358 44 9877 293

Heikkla’s art courtyard

Itäkatu 4, courtyard. The courtyard features workshops and exhibitions of Rauma-based artists:

Gallery Keinutuoli

The gallery features graphic art, photos, cards and jewellery made by Anu Sukanen.

The gallery is open when the door is open and there is a pennant hanging outside.
Tel. +358 50 339 5169

Gallery Sanna Saarinen

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

Opening hours: 10.00–14.00
taiteilijasannasaarinen.fi

Gallery Porstua

Tommi-Wihtori Roström’s “Luanikas reissu – matkamuistoja ja maisemakuvia Raumalta” summer exhibition. The gallery features Rauma-themed memorabilia from past decades. New Rauma themed art graphic pieces on display in the honor of Rauma’s 580 anniversary.

Opening hours: 10.00–14.00
Tel. +358 44 984 8252

Rauman Taidegraafikot ry studio

A summer exhibition of art prints made by Rauma-based graphic artists. A wide selection of art prints, postcards and books are also available for sale.

Opening hours: 10.00–16.00
raumantaidegraafikot.fi

Maalattu puuaita ja kyltti, jossa lukee taidepiha

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
inspirary.net 

Julkkis-Galleria

Teuvo Salminen’s caricature exhibition. Julkkis-Galleria is a unique gallery where the artist does not get offended if you laugh at his work!

Opening hours: 10.00–16.00 and whenever the door is open
Isokirkkokatu 7
teuvosalminen.com

Teuvo Salminen piirtää karikatyyria

Kelluva saari (“Floating Island”)

“Floating Island” is an environmental artwork by sculptor Raimo Saarinen. The island has been anchored in the sea by the cape of Fåfänga. Real trees and plants grow on this artificial island that imitates a rocky islet. The artwork examines our conception of nature and pays tribute to the abundance of the natural world. The artwork can be viewed from the shores of the Fåfänga cape, for example from Otanlahti rantapuisto park. The Floating Island is a Lönnström contemporary art project produced by the Lönnström Art Museum.

Viewing locations by the shores of the Fåfänga cape, Suvitie
lonnstromintaidemuseo.fi/en

Ceramic Art Kirsi Backman

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

Opening hours: 10.00–14.00
Kuninkaankatu 21
kirsibackman.net

Keramos, ceramic association’s gallery

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

Opening hours: 10.00–14.00
Isokirkkokatu 1
keramos.fi

Rauma Triennale: “Imagine! What if!”

Rauma Triennale “Imagine! What if!” challenges you to consider the question of what if everything were different. The exhibition features 21 works by artists or groups.

More information is listed in the section Rauma Art Museum.

Sano se kukkasin (“Say it with flowers”)

The Church Cellar flower-themed summer exhibition displays artworks by Mari Arvinen ja Anu Sukanen.

Opening hours: 11.00–16.00
Church Cellar, next to the Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1

Summer exhibition at Seppä House, Sotkuinen matka (“Messy Journey”)

Mixed media paintings by Juuso Joutsi. The works explore factual things from the point of view of a fictional experiencer.

Alfredinkatu 3
sepantalo.fi

Shannon Amey Art Studio

Shannon Amey Art Studio will be open to the public to come and view or purchase art in an outdoor Kioski style exhibition at Lahdenkatu 17.

Open each day by appointment or coming by anytime for the entire duration of Lace Week.
Lahdenkatu 17
shannonamey.com

Art Studio Mika Honkanen

“Kaunista turhuutta” (“Beautiful futility”) exhibition displays paintings and drawings. Calendar “Kadonneen Rauman kalenteri 2023” and Rauma postcards are also for sale. Antiquarian bookshop “Divarinurkka” operates in the same space.

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

Studio Näsi – Roos

In this art exhibition, you can explore the works of the two artists created with acrylic, watercolour, graphics and other techniques at their workshop. Cards and books are also available.

Opening hours: 12.00–18.00
Savilankatu 10, courtyard
Tel. +358 400 916 209 (Roos) or +358 40 751 5570 (Näsi)

Vaalealla pöydällä taiteilijantarvikkeita, kuten kyniä, purkeissa

Veneilyä (“Boating”)

Ceramic sculptures of Taru-Taina Nora and Heli Väisänen, two Rauma-based artists, are exhibited in Fageströmin tupa on Kuuskajaskari island. Ferries travel to the island every day.

Opening hours: According to the opening hours of restaurant Wanha Kasarmi.
Waterbus transport to and from the island 25€ adults and 12€ children. Tickets: raumansaaristokuljetus.fi/online
Fagerströmin tupa, Kuuskajaskari island