The Foundry Museum of Finland


Karkkila > Among Ironworks and Mines

The Foundry Museum, along with Högfors Blast Furnace and Karkkila Högfors Workers’ Museum, constitute Karkkila Ironworks Museum Senkka, a museum specialising in the history of the foundry industry.

The Foundry Museum introduces the different stages in the history of the foundry industry, and in particular the changes in the techniques which have been used. The permanent exhibit contains tools, machinery and devices from around twenty foundries in Finland. One can also learn about the raw materials used by the foundry, how moulds were made by hand and machine and how cast iron was processed.

The museum also contains a space for temporary exhibitions, Galleri Bremer, and an interesting collection of old foundry products from Högfors Ironworks.

Address: Bremerintie 10, Karkkila
Opening Hours: 2.1.-31.5. Sat-Sun 12-15, 1.6. -13.8. Wed – Sun 11 – 17. 17.8.-31.12. Sat-Sun 12-15. Guided tours every hour on the hour. Also open for groups by arrangement.
Enquiries: +358 0500 938 337, tommi.kuutsa(a)karkkila.fi
Entrance Fee: Adults 3 €, children 1 €, combined entry to the Museum, the Blast Furnace and the Workers Museum 5 € for adults.
Links: www.karkkila.fi/ruukkimuseo
Temporary Exhibitions, events:
See museums homepage
Other museums to visit: Högfors Blast Furnace
Services: Café, WC
Accessibility: Liikuntaeste Poor disabled access