Thursday 27.7.


Lace and handicraft exhibitions

Museums and attractions

Artists’ studios and art exhibitions


10.00 Mantin Maailma courtyard market   

A traditional courtyard market and Finnish handicrafts. 

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

10.00-14.00 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

10.00-14.15 Olga Kublitskaya’s lace making course  

We will make bobbin lace using a pattern from Olga Kublitskaya’s book. The details of the pattern and the lace making technique are typical of the lace of the North-Eastern Estonia and Narva region. The pattern is worked with a thread and a crochet hook. The course is intended for people who already have basic knowledge of lace making. The course is taught by the founder and head of the Narva School of Lace.   

Languages of instruction: English, Estonian and Russian.
Registration The course fee of 15 € is paid in cash upon arrival.
Vanha opisto, Vähäkoulukatu 8   

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  

10.00–20.00 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. 

10.30 Children’s guided tour: A maid’s day in Kirsti  

An activity tour for children in the Kirsti Museum yard. Note! The tour is organised in Finnish.  

Duration: 30 min. Recommended age +5 years, 10 children at a time. 
Sailor’s Home Museum Kirsti, Pohjankatu 3 

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  

11.0016.00 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 

12.0015.00 Library flea market  

Come and sell your books, films, and records at the Lace Week’s library flea market. The library will also be selling its own discontinued books at a discounted price. 

Rauma Town Library courtyard, Alfredinkatu 1

12.0014.00 Reading therapy dog Myy visits the library flea market

13.0013.30 Mask Theatre for children 

Performed by Anniina Ukkonen.

14.00 A kamishibai storytelling session

14.00 Aino & Tapani Duo

12.00 Midday music event

Saara Kukko, organ.   

The Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1 

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.  

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

15.00 Children’s ghost tour in Old Rauma  

The children’s ghost tour is a guided walking tour of Old Rauma for the whole family. Children cannot attend the tour alone, they must be accompanied by an adult!  Note! The tour is organised in Finnish.   

Price 10 €/person, tickets Doerz online shop 
Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Vanhankirkonkatu 28 

16.0020.00 Evening market – Hariolax candidates  

A performance by Hariolax on the Market Square stage at 16.00.  


17.00 Christmas tour of Old Rauma for families with children   

Can you spot any elves? How did we celebrate Christmas in the past? What kind of gifts were given 100 years ago? A guided tour will tell you all this. Children will also have the chance to discover Christmas activities during the tour. The tour includes a traditional Christmas bag for all children. Note! The tour is organised in Finnish.  

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Price 10 €/person, tickets Doerz online shop 
The tour starts in front of the Old Town Hall, Kauppakatu 13   

17.0022.00 Karaoke dance and rock  

LC Rauman Ruori’s traditional Night of Black Lace will start a day earlier than usual with karaoke dances.  

Narvi-Sähkö courtyard, Kauppakatu 15 

18.00–22.00 Savilanpuisto park plays! 

Wind instruments and the Miss Lace 2023 competition. 

18.00–20.00 the Miss Lace 2023 competition 

This summer, the Miss Lace 2023 is selected for the 46th time. 

20.00–21.30 Rauma Orchestra  

The “Tangon taikaa” (“The Magic of Tango”) concert by the Rauma Orchestra features popular tango tunes. The vocalists include last year’s tango contest finalist Lauri Ketonen and tango contest winner Piritta Venho. The conductor is Anne Lehtomäki- Koskinen. 

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: 10.00–18.00
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: 10.00–18.00 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: 10.00–17.00
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. 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.  

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

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 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,  

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: 10.0017.00
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 

Rauman Taidegraafikoiden Muistoja -kesänäyttely  

Muistoja -kesänäyttely esillä Palvelutalo Sagassa, Kanalinrannan näyttelytilassa.   

Avoinna 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