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Glass for Everyone - Karhula 1889-2009

The Museum of Kymenlaakso, Kotka

  • 19.5.2017–30.1.2022

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

Info 040 350 0497

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


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Admission fees

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Admission with Museum Card

12/6/0 €

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Opening hours

Mon 10:00-18:00
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

7.6.-15.8.2021 Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

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