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Fiskars Museum 70 years - Exploring occupation at Fiskars
30 Oktober 2019

Open Doors and coffee from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Collection of memories from 1 to 5 p.m.

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Fiskars Museum, the museum requests the pleasure of the company of the general public to participate in a Documentation Day of Work at Fiskars. It all started in the 1930s when office worker Laura Holmström inaugurated the assembling of old photographs from Fiskars.  Together with midwife Gerda Gers she took the initiative to found a Museum. In 1949 on October the 30th Fiskars Museum opened its doors in the premises of the former office building of the Machinery Workshop.

In the course of the Documentation Day, memories connected to work at Fiskars will be collected. The assembling constitutes part of the theme ”Europe at Work” run by Europeana Collections. The purpose of the Documentation Day is to share personal stories and memories of work and working lives at the ironworks now and then. What kind of work you did or still do is not important. All memories are equally important! Please bring artifacts, photographs or other documents that the Museum can digitize. There are no requirements to donate material to the Museum. The stories will be published in the Europeana Collections portal together with other work related to memories around Europe.

The portal europeana.eu assembles European cultural heritage for a digital collection. This autumn, the collection will be enhanced with memories connected to work documented around Europe. Europeana works with bringing together shared and unique memories from industrialized Europe.

Admission is free all day!

The event is organized in corporation with Europeana Collections and the National Library.

Come and live history!

Are you interested in traditions and like to dress up in old costumes? Would you like to share your knowledge? Are you fascinated by old stuff? Are you handy or love gardening? Are you interested mechanical stuff like narrow gauge trains? Do you appreciate a good cup of coffee? Join the Fiskars museum volunteers! Our volunteers can visit the museum as much as they want, take part in educational and inspirational trips and get discount in the museum shop among many other benefits. 

Contact our museum educator Susanna Louneva

susanna.louneva(at)fiskarsmuseum.fi, 044-5752874

Fiskars Museum

In 1649, an ironworks was founded by the River Fiskars. Nowadays it is known as the Fiskars Village. It used to produce e.g. pig iron, cast products, machine parts and copper and domestic items. Today Fiskars Oyj Abp is a widely known corporation, and the Ironworks a lively cultural environment where design, handicraft and art flourish all year round. The Fiskars Museum preserves and examines ironworks culture from the 17th century to this day. The Pohja local history archive holds documents of the fascinating history of the Ironworks and the municipality. You will find us at the Fiskars Upper Ironworks!


Admission Opening hours
Adult 5,00 €
Discount ticket €3,50
Under 18 years Free admission

1 Sept.-31 May, Wed-Sun 11am-4pm
1 June -31 Aug, Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
Exceptional opening hours
Office: mon-fri on request
Archive: Tuesdays 3pm-6pm

Contact information

Fiskars Museum
Peltorivi 13
FI-10470 Fiskars, Finland
Tel. +358 (0)45 1808111

Fiskars Museum Office
Peltorivi 26
FI-10470 Fiskars, Finland
info (at) fiskarsmuseum.fi

Pohja local history archive
Peltorivi 11
FI-10470 Fiskars
+358 (0)44 0500854
arkivet (at) fiskarsmuseum.fi