Thursday 22.7.


Lace and handicraft exhibitions


Artists’ studios and art exhibitions


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 from 10.00 to 18.00. A map showing the locations of open courtyards will be published shortly.
Facebook/Vanha Rauma Yhdistys (Old Rauma Association)

10.00 Kehokätköilyä walking tour guided by dance artist Maria Kananen

The walking tour invites you to come and explore your bodily movements and senses. The tour includes simple exercises that lead participants to move and enjoy the urban environment and green spaces in a deeper way. Please bring weather appropriate clothing and leave unnecessary carry-ons at home. The slow-paced tour is approximately 1 km, so it is also suitable for pushchairs and those using a wheelchair. Kehokätköilyä is a community dance piece created in cooperation with RaumArs ry, City of Rauma and the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland.

The duration of the tour is approximately 1 hour
There is a maximum number of 10 participants. All participants are required to register in advance.
Rauman Seminaarin Puutarha, Satamakatu 5

10.00–17.00 Lace Week garden party

Daily changing programme in the Art Museum courtyard. The garden party events feature various performances, work demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, discussions, and lectures.

  • Rauma Art Museum summer exhibitions
    The museum features the “Veden taju: Järven hiljaisuus” exhibition by Ulla-Maija Alanen, which explores the underwater world and life of aquatic plants. The soundscape has been created by Maija Ruuskanen.  The museum also features the “Unia vai kaikuja” exhibition by Laura Hynninen, which explores nocturnal experiences.
  • 10.00–10.15 Iida & René – Dance and musical art
    This magnificent performance consists of a music and dance piece. René Koivisto sings lead vocals and plays piano and acoustic guitar, and Iida Paukamainen dances choreographed contemporary dance pieces.
  • 11.00–11.45 Farkkujen totaalikierrätys
    A lecture about recycling and re-using jeans, only in Finnish.
  • 11.45–13.00 Jeans upcycling workshop – mend or darn your favourite pair of jeans!
    Jeans upcycling workshop, only in Finnish.
  • 12.00–12.30 Laura and Kari
    Laura and Kari are a duo performing marine-themed songs in the Rauma dialect. The duo’s vocalist, Laura Suominen, and accompanist Kari Vuorisalo, have secured their place in the Lace Week’s regular programme and are an audience favourite.
  • 14.00–17.00 Denim bow tie workshop
    Tuunaajamutsi, a popular Finnish handicraft blogger, runs a non-stop denim bow tie workshop where denim fabric is turned into various kinds of bowties. Worn denim is an inspiring material for unique accessories!

Rauma Art Museum courtyard, Kuninkaankatu 37

10.00 Mantin Maailma flea market

A traditional courtyard market featuring Finnish handicrafts and a flea market atmosphere.

Open until the evening
Kuninkaankatu 30, inner courtyard

10.00–20.00 International and Finnish Market

A market event with vendors from 25 different countries and 15 different Finnish provinces selling their special local products.

An international market atmosphere spreads across the Kanalinranta area, Nortamonkatu street and other surrounding areas.

11.00–14.00  Rauma Martha Organisation’s food sale

A food sale organised by the Rauma Martha Organisation where customers can buy traditional Finnish food, lobscouse casserole, and malt bread.

Church yard, Luostarinkatu 1

12.00 Midday music event

Organ music themed event.

The Church of the Holy Cross (Pyhän Ristin kirkko), Luostarinkatu 1

12.00 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.

Heikklän taidepiha (Heikklä’s art courtyard), on the corner of Kuninkaankatu 44 and Itäkatu 4.

12.00–14.00 Summery book flea market

Sell your old books or find new ones.

Market stalls are shared at 11.00. Take with you your own blanket, table or other selling base.
The event will be cancelled if it rains.
Rauma Town Library courtyard, Alfredinkatu 1

14.00 Guided tour of Kosti Koskinen’s exhibition

A guided tour to Kosti Koskinen exhibition by an artist, only in Finnish.

14.00 Guided bus tour to Sammallahdenmäki

A guided tour around Sammallahdenmäki of approximately 2 kilometres to discover the most interesting ancient relics and stories of the area. The terrain is uneven in some places so please wear appropriate footwear.

Depart from Rauma bus station charter service platform (Tallikedonkatu 13) and return to the same place by 16.15.
Price 10 € / person, tickets from the Doerz online shop.
The bus tour is free for children under the age of 15.

15.30 Vanhan Rauman kummituskierros

Old Rauma Ghost Tour, only in Finnish.

16.00–20.00 Night market

  • 16.00 Cactusband
  • 17.00 Lace pageant
  • 19.00 Pekka Rinne & Kuunsilta

Market stalls available for everyone (from 5 €)
Kauppatori (Market Square)

17.30 Onnin matkassa -maisteluopastus anniskelulla

A guided tour to Meritime museum with a testing menu, only in Finnish.

18.00–19.00 Lace Week garden party: Tilhet, pajut ja muut duo

Tilhet, pajut ja muut is a Finnish folk-pop band founded in Turku in 2011. In the spring of 2021, the band released an acoustic compilation album, Täällä kaukana (Lauluja vuosilta 2011–2021), which contains ten duet versions of the band’s songs from the last ten years.

The free concert has limited seating so please reserve your seat in advance. Reservations can be made from 9.00 on 5 July by visiting the City of Rauma’s online shop or by phone: Palvelupiste Pyyrman, tel. +358 2 834 5000.
Rauma Art Museum courtyard, Kuninkaankatu 37

19.00 Kehokätköilyä walking tour guided by dance artist Maria Kananen

The walking tour invites you to come and explore your bodily movements and senses. The tour includes simple exercises that lead participants to move and enjoy the urban environment and green spaces in a deeper way. Please bring weather appropriate clothing and leave unnecessary carry-ons at home. The tour consists of a maximum 2 km slow-paced walk. The tour ends at the Old Town Hall tower. Kehokätköilyä is a community dance piece created in cooperation with RaumArs ry, City of Rauma and the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland.

The duration of the tour is approximately 1 hour
There is a maximum number of 10 participants and all participants are required to register in advance.
Rauma city centre, the exact location will be announced later.

20.00 Brass band performance

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

Old Town Hall, Valtakatu 2

20.00–21.00 Lace Week garden party: Osmo Ikonen

Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Osmo Ikonen, known from SuomiLOVE, Sunrise Avenue and his solo career, will perform with his band and present his own production at the Lace Week garden party. Ikonen has produced music in both English and Finnish and his music combines pop, R&B and soul. Ikonen’s warm and distinctive sound, energetic stage charisma, exceptional talent in mastering several instruments and long music career have made him a respected artist all over Finland.

The free concert has limited seating so please reserve your seat in advance. Reservations can be made from 9.00 on 5 July by visiting the City of Rauma’s online shop by phone: Palvelupiste Pyyrman, tel. +358 2 834 5000.
Rauma Art Museum courtyard, Kuninkaankatu 37

Lace and handicraft exhibitions

Lace on Skin

The “Lace on Skin” exhibition curated by Paola Suhonen brings lace into a new light and a new era, connecting cultural-historical traditions with the present day. The lace exhibition is organised by the Rauma Museum and the Rauma Art Museum.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Admission fee: see Marela
Rauma Art Museum, Kuninkaankatu 37

The timeless beauty of lace

Nyplääjät ry’s lace exhibition features traditional lace made in Rauma and various lace tablecloths and accessories. During the exhibition, Nyplääjät ry provides information on the basics of lace-making as well as tips on unfinished lace works. The exhibition also includes a raffle.

Nyplääjät ry is a lace-making association founded in 1948 that aims to ensure the preservation of lace-making skills. The lace exhibition organised by Nyplääjä ry has already been part the Lace Week programme more than 50 times.

Opening hours: 10.00–18.00
Old Adult Education Centre, Vähäkoulukatu 8


The exhibition features the lace work of all those who have been awarded the title of Lace Maker of the Year, as well as lace work from Lace Centre Emelia’s lace design competitions.

Lace Centre Emelia is one of Rauma’s two lace-making associations and mainly focuses on new lace-making techniques and modern-day applications of lace, while also promoting the traditions of lace-making. Every year Lace Centre Emelia chooses the Lace Maker of the Year, whose work will be on display during the following year’s Lace Week.

Opening hours: 10.00–18.00
Staff restaurant Kerttu Pruutmestarska, Kanalinranta 3, Town Hall courtyard

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

Needlework exhibition

The exhibition features needlework items made by the members of the Rauma Martha Organisation during the coronavirus pandemic. The exhibition also includes a raffle.

Opening hours: 10.00–18.00
Marttapirtti, Luostarinkatu 4

“Pellava kullaks – Totta tänäänkin!” flax exhibition

The exhibition organised by the Kodisjoki Martha Organisation features tools used to make flax fibre yarn, as well as crafts made of flax yarn. You can also buy oil flax products, such as oil and ground flaxseed. There is also a cafeteria that sells flaxseed pastries. Sepän torppa, the former home of blacksmith Isak Grundström built in the 1850s, was turned into a museum in 1985.

Opening hours: 12.00–16.00
Sepän torppa, Kodisjoentie 1499 C, Kodisjoki

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

Arts and crafts stores selling lace-making supplies

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: 10.00–17.00
Kuninkaankatu 28


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



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. The museum features changing exhibitions, including the “Minä ja Lemmikkini” photo exhibition exploring the history of pet keeping, the “Kirjontaa ja kodikkuutta – biedermeiersalonki raumalaiseen tyyliin” exhibition showcasing interior design and embroidery work from the Biedermeier period and the “Naisten työt” exhibition exploring women’s work and life in Rauma.

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

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 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 and the “Kosti Koskinen – Kadunmiehen päiväkirja” exhibition.  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 Art Museum

The Pinnala property, where the Rauma Art Museum is located, is one of the best-preserved housing complexes in Old Rauma. During the summer, the museum features the “Lace on Skin” lace exhibition curated by Paola Suhonen. The museum also features the “Veden taju: Järven hiljaisuus” exhibition by Ulla-Maija Alanen and the “Unia vai kaikuja” exhibition by Laura Hynninen. The permanent exhibition features an art collection donated by Eino Valtonen, which includes Finnish art from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and European art from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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.

During the summer, you can find a guide on site from 10.00 to 17.00. 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.
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 museum’s temporary exhibition, “Purjeet kokoon – menneen maailman muistajat”, brings to the fore people and projects that sought to memorialise the local and national changes in seafaring during the 19th century and early 20th century. The Maritime Museum tower features Katariina Mannio’s multisensory “Jumalten juomaa, Cacao theobroma” exhibition, which consists of graphic works made using a woodcutting technique.

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Tickets: adults 9 €, seniors 7 €, students 6 €, children 3 €. Free admission with the Museum Card.
Kalliokatu 34

Tammela House

Tammela House introduces UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Old Rauma’s renovation projects. The temporary exhibition, “Tarinoiden talot”, features scale models of Old Rauma buildings created by the students of the Freinet School of Rauma and the Rauma Teacher Training Institute.

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. Children can watch a video where a mouse introduces the Lönnström home and tells about its inhabitants.

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
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

History of the telephone

The Old Rauma Telephone Museum features a collection by a private collector. The exhibition, featuring speech synthesisers and other old phone technology, explores the history of the telephone. The collection is based on material collected over 50 years, the oldest of which dates back to 1886 and the most recent to the 2010s. 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. The exhibition space can accommodate up to 10 people at a time.

Opening hours: 11.00–19.00
Eteläpitkäkatu 22

History of photography

An exhibition featuring cameras, film projectors, and everything from daguerreotypes 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

Local History Museum Muina

The museum features an exhibition called “Horses in the History of Rauma”, which explores the importance of horses to society both in the past and today, and their function, for example, inagriculture and during wars and reconstruction.

Opening hours: 12.00–14.00
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. There is also a temporary exhibition of art works by Kirsi Kuusisto on display.

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

Potter’s Workshop

A potter’s studio and home from early 1900’s.

Opening hours: 11.00–18.00
Nummenkatu 12
Tel. +358 44 793 3520

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions

Arja Nummi’s studio

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

Opening hours: 11.00–15.00
Kauppakatu 15, courtyard
Tel. +358 50 543 2437

Art & Design Kauppi Salme

The gallery features oil and watercolour paintings.

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Kuninkaankatu 40

Atelier Eila Minkkinen

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

Opening hours: 12.00–15.00 or by appointment
Vanhankirkonkatu 20
Tel. +358 50 572 0916

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

Paintings and graphics by Lasse Kempas.

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

Gallery Tuula Kallas

Kallas’ “Mieleni kuvia” home studio exhibition features watercolour paintings.

Opening hours: 11.00–15.00
Koulukatu 3 B 3

Gallery Store

A new gallery in second floor of Fleamarket Store. Mikko Paakkola’s exhibition “Retro” showcases paintings from 1980’s until today.

Opening hours: 11.00–17.00
Hakuninkatu 8
Tel. +358 41 728 0447

Heikklä’s art courtyard

Heikklä’s art courtyard (Heikklän taidepiha), on the corner of Kuninkaankatu 44 and Itäkatu 4. 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 Porstua

Tommi-Wihtori Roström’s “Luanikas reissu – matkamuistoja ja maisemakuvia Raumalta” summer exhibition. The gallery features Rauma-themed memorabilia and postcards from past decades, as well as Tommi-Wihtori Roström’s graphic art. The exhibition paints a picture of the vibrant maritime and cultural city of Rauma that still inspires artists to this day.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Tel. +358 44 984 8252

Gallery Sanna Saarinen

The gallery features wall hanging art and sculptures made of hand-woven fabric, recycled material, and wood. The works reflect the artist’s everyday life and surroundings, as well as past times. The gallery also features humorous bird sculptures that represent different human characteristics.

Opening hours: 10.00–18.00

Rauman Taidegraafikot ry studio

An 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: 11.00–19.00

Art Studio Heli Väisänen

Graphic art and ceramic sculptures.

Opening hours: 11.00–19.00

Hulda’s Atelier

Art pieces of Hulda Leifsdóttir.

Opening hours: 11.00–15.00
Komppi 14
Tel.+358 50 441 6168

Inspira summer exhibition

Inspira ry’s art exhibition and cafeteria.

Opening hours: 12.00–18.00
Nokan torppa, Suvitie 10


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

Ceramic Art Kirsi Backman

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

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Kuninkaankatu 21

Keramos ry’s exhibition

Unique ceramic art by Rauma-based artists.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Isokirkkokatu 1

Kuutti Lavonen and the Auleen House

Permanent exhibition showcasing artist Kuutti Lavonen’s graphics that are also available for sale. Kuutti Lavonen is a leading artist in his field who is known for his paintings in St. Olaf’s Church in Tyrvää, among other things. The Auleen House is a former merchant’s house built in 1824. Since then, the house has served, for example, as the home and office of dialect writer and doctor Hj. Nortamo, the office of the local newspaper “Länsi-Suomi” and a grocery store.

Open in the afternoon or by appointment
Kuninkaankatu 36
Tel. +358 50 342 5240


The Unsurveyed Area is an exhibition and cultural event that can be explored online and in the Rauma archipelago.

Rauma archipelago

Milona Sadekallio

Obsessive compulsive order exhibition is a retrospective story about life in pictures and art pieces.

Opening hours: 15.00–20.00, vernissage at 16.00
Sepän talo, Alfredinkatu 3

Summer exhibition of Rauma Artist Association

14 artists from Rauma Artist Association showcases their art in summer exhibition called Paluu (Return).

Avoinna 10.00–20.00
Tel. +358 44 9848252

Secilia Sinervo’s art exhibition

During the summer, the Wälmlä House features Secilia Sinervo’s “Kukkaloistossa muistojen” art exhibition. The exhibition consists of vibrant oil paintings inspired by nature and real-life events.   At the same time, you can also explore Wälmlä’s magnificent garden and home museum.

Opening hours: 10.00–18.00
Wälmlä, Eteläpitkäkatu 30

Shannon Amey Art

A studio and garden kiosk featuring Shannon Amey’s paintings.  Shannon Amey is a Canadian artist whose abstract paintings are based on bright and bold colours.

Opening hours: by appointment or when a pennant is hanging outside
Lahdenkatu 17

Artworks by Sinikka Palonen

The Church Cellar summer exhibition displays works by the Rauma-based artist Sinikka Palonen.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00
Church Cellar, next to the Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1

Toivo ja tulevaisuus (“Hope and the Future”)

An art exhibition featuring artworks by Outi Puolanne made using various techniques. The main themes of the exhibition include empowerment, positivity, and confidence in the future. Some of the artworks are also available for sale.

Opening hours: 9.00–19.00
Rauma Town Library, Alfredinkatu 1

Studio Aija R-K and Mari Luukko

A summer exhibition featuring artworks by Aija R-K and Mari Luukko.

Opening hours: 12.00–18.00
Savilankatu 10

Art Studio Mika Honkanen

Paintings and drawings, and an antiquarian bookshop (Divarinurkka).

Opening hours: 11.00–18.00
Isoraastuvankatu 7
Tel. +358 40 753 0774

Studio Näsi – Roos

A studio featuring an art exhibition by two visual artists.

Opening hours: 12.00–18.00
Savilankatu 10, inner courtyard
Tel. +358 40 751 5570