Lace exhibitions and lace making equipment

Lace Exhibitions

The 70th Anniversary exhibition by Nyplääjät ry

Vanha kansalaisopisto, Vähäkoulukatu 8. The lacemaker’s association ”Nyplääjät ry” is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. The exhibition consists of lace work made by the members throughout the association’s history. Lacemaker instructors present daily during opening hours. Open Sat 21/07 11:30–16:00, Sun 21/07 10:00–16:00, Mon–Thu 10:00–18:00, Fri 10:00–20:00, Sat 27/07 10:00–18:00, Sun 28/07 10:00–14:00.

Lace exhibitions by Pitsikeskus Emelia

Kerttu Pruutmestarska, Kanalinranta 3 (courtyard of the city hall). Exhibitions and shop of lacemakers’ association “Pitsikeskus Emelia ry”. On display: Lacemaker of the year 2018 Pirjo Vännis’s exhibition, Emelia’s honorary member Sirkka Saloma’s exhibition and lace work by Emelia’s members. Lace products and lottery tickets for sale. Exhibitions and shop open Sat 20/07 10:00–15:00, Sun 21/07 10:00–15:00, Mon–Thu 10:00–18:00, Fri 10:00–20:00, Sat–Sun 10:00–15:00.

The noblest of lace – The history of bobbin lace in Rauma

Marela, Kauppakatu 24. The exhibition explores the early years of lacemaking in Rauma in the 1800s. The exhibition displays some of the oldest bobbin laces made in Rauma borrowed from the collections of the National Museum, the Design Museum, the Museum Centre of Turku and the Satakunta Museum. These laces have not been previously displayed in Rauma. Lacemaker Pirjo Vänni has created modern variations from lace for the exhibition. Alongside the exhibition, the museum carries out a present-day documenting project on lacemaking. The results of the project will be published during Lace Week. Open every day between 10:00–17:00.

Ecclesiastical laces on display

Old Town Hall, Kauppakatu 13. The exhibition features ecclesiastical laces and the recently conserved altarpiece “Pyhän ehtoollisen perustaminen” (Establishing the Holy Communion) from the year 1752. The Town Hall also features the Rauma Lace exhibition. Open every day between 10:00–17:00.

Lacemaking Equipment


Kerttu Pruutmestarska, Kanalinranta 3, courtyard of the city hall. Bobbins, pillows and other equipment. An order in advance ensures the availability of equipment Exhibitions and shop open Sat 20/07 10:00–15:00, Sun 21/07 10:00–15:00, Mon–Thu 10:00–18:00, Fri 10:00–20:00, Sat–Sun 10:00–15:00. Enquiries and further information

Jatan aitta

Marela courtyard, Kauppakatu 24. Equipment, books, and models specialised in lacemaking. An order in advance (by 15/07) ensures the availability of equipment. Open Sat–Sun 10:00–15:00, Mon–Fri 10:00–17:00, Sun 28/07 closed. Enquiries and orders,

Kajava Lahja & Käsityö 

Kuninkaankatu 28. Bobbin lace doilies, handkerchiefs, book marks, roses, lace candles, serviettes, etc. Lacemaking equipment and linen. Lacemaker present every day. Open Sat 9.30–15:00, Sun 12:00–15:00, Mon–Thu 9:00–18:00, longer on the Night of Black Lace, Sat 28/07 9.30–14:00, Sun 29/07 closed.


Kauppakatu 29. A diverse selection of lace doilies, trays, models, linen, linen thread and other lacemaking equipment. Lacemaker present daily. Open Sat 11.30–16:00, Mon–Thu 10:00–18:00, Fri 10:00–20:00, Sat 28/07 10:00–16:00 and Sun 29/07 10:00–14:00.