Sunday 23.7.


Lace and handicraft exhibitions

Museums and attractions

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions


People watching the event in the courtyard of the art museum in beautiful sunshine.

10.00 Mantin Maailma courtyard market   

A traditional courtyard market and Finnish handicrafts. 

Open until the evening  
Kuninkaankatu 30, inner courtyard  
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10.00 Adventure tour of Old Rauma for children  

The tour includes functional tasks to test your speed, reasoning, and memory. The adventure tour is suitable for primary school children, younger children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Note! The tour is organised in Finnish.

Price 6 €/child, payment in the Old Town Hall before the tour. Duration 45 min. 
The tour starts from the Old Town Hall (Kauppakatu 13) and ends at the Sailor’s Home Museum Kirsti (Pohjankatu 3) 

10.00–12.00 Thella’s coffee    

An event for casual conversation, those interested in lace making and an opportunity to take a tour of Emelia’s exhibition. You can try making a beginner-friendly uddi lace. Emelia offers a free cup of coffee to visitors who come with their own lacemaking pillow.   

“Thella’s coffee” is an occasion organised to celebrate Theresia Frankenhauser, a lady from Porvoo. Thella and her son Carl Frankenhauser played a significant role in reviving the tradition of lacemaking and the style of lace made in Rauma at the turn of the 1900s. Thella supported lace makers financially and promoted the export of Finnish lace.   

Poselli, Nortamonkatu 12 

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.
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12.00–16.00 Flea market


14.00 Adventure tour of Old Rauma for children  

The tour includes functional tasks to test your speed, reasoning, and memory. The adventure tour is suitable for primary school children, younger children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Note! The tour is organised in Finnish.

Price 6 €/child, payment in the Old Town Hall before the tour. Duration 45 min. 
The tour starts from the Old Town Hall (Kauppakatu 13) and ends at the Sailor’s Home Museum Kirsti (Pohjankatu 3) 

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.  

Old Town Hall’s courtyard, Kauppakatu 13 

14.00–17.15 Afternoon at Sammallahdenmäki

Southern information point, Savulaaksontie 181, Lappi 

14.00 Guided tour of Sammallahdenmäki

During this approximately one-hour guided tour at the UNESCO World Heritage site Sammallahdenmäki, you will learn about the Bronze Age burial site. The terrain you will encounter during this walking tour is rough at times. The guided tour is mainly hosted in Finnish. Duration: 1 hour.   

15.30 Metsänpeitossa – a story concert  

The concert takes the audience into a world of biodiversity, folklore, and traditional instruments. Performed by Kulttuuriosuuskunta Uulu. Duration: 45 min. Suitable for all ages. 

16.30 Experience area with traditional instruments  

An experience area where you can try out a variety of traditional instruments from Finland and related countries. Presented by Kulttuuriosuuskunta Uulu. Duration: 1 hour. Suitable for all ages. 

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 

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: 10.0016.00
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.

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: 10.00–16.00
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: 10.00–15.00 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: 10.00–15.00
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: 12.00–15.00 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: 10.00–17.00
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: 10.00–17.00
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: 10.00–17.00
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: 10.00–17.00
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.

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 

Teresia ja 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: 14.00–16.00
Muinantie 7, Vasarainen 

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 

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
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Lappi Regional Museum

A museum site consisting of seven buildings. You can visit a summer exhibition at the Eskelä storehouse or a renewed exhibition at the Jokinen House. The site also has a stone granary, five church stables, and a bell tower. 

Opening hours: 10.00–15.00
Museotie 2, Lappi
Tel. +358 50 378 0227 

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions 

Various paintings on display in the artist`s studio.

Art Studio Heli Väisänen   

An atmospheric studio in the idyllic Heikkla yard.    

Opening hours: 11.00–15.00
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 Eila Minkkinen 

Artist, silversmith and sculptor Eila Minkkinen’s studio features metal art. 

Opening hours: 12.0016.00
Vanhankirkonkatu 20, 

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 

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: 10.00–14.00
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
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
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Ceramic Art Kirsi Backman

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

Opening hours: 10.0014.00
Kuninkaankatu 21 

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. +35850 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. 

Openigng 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: 10.00–16.00
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