The Museum of Kymenlaakso

19.5.2017–31.1.2022

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

Glass for Everyone - Karhula 1889-2009

The Karhula glassworks (1889–2009) was one of Finland’s most important glassworks.

In the 1930s, Karhula played a key role as Finnish glass design discovered its own language of expression and made its international breakthrough. Although art glass was important, other products had a bigger impact on the everyday lives of Finnish people. Karhula was active for more than 100 years, and in that time, it manufactured hundreds of millions of glass containers and numerous other products. It was the last container glassworks in Finland, and it was solely responsible for production in the sector for around 20 years.

This exhibition highlights the diversity of the factory’s production, the skill of the professionals involved, and the changes in the glass industry. Approximately 700 glass objects are on display, ranging from everyday glass jars to curiosities and stars of the world exhibitions of the 1930s.

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Museum contact details

The Museum of Kymenlaakso
Merikeskus Vellamo, Tornatorintie 99 , 48100 Kotka

(05) 2341, info 040 350 0497

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

10/6/0 €

Payment methods

käteinen, yleisimmät pankki- ja luottokortit.

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-20:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

On Wednesdays 17-20 free admission to exhibitions. From 24 June until 18 Aug 2019 open Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 10-18, Wed 10-20.

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