Foundry Museum of Finland

The Finnish Foundry Museum is located on the site of the Högfors foundry, which was founded in the 19th century and played an important role in Finnish iron production. Today, the well-preserved buildings give visitors an insight into its history and that of the Finnish foundry industry. The museum complex consists of the Foundry Museum, the Högfors Blast Furnace and the Workers' Museum.

The Foundry Museum shows the various stages in the history of the foundry industry, especially the changes in the techniques used. The permanent exhibition includes tools, machines and equipment from about twenty Finnish foundries. You can also learn about the raw materials used in the foundries, how moulds were made by hand and by machine and how cast iron was processed. The museum also has a room for temporary exhibitions, the Bremer Gallery, and an interesting collection of old foundry products from the Högfors foundry.

The exceptionally well-preserved blast furnace from 1823 is one of the few remaining blast furnaces in Finland and can be visited as part of a guided tour, during which you can take a look inside the furnace, see the bellows and imagine the work required to stoke the flames.

The Workers' Museum is an open-air museum that shows the regional living and working conditions between the 1850s and 1960s. Several old houses are furnished as workers' homes from different decades.

Foundry Museum of Finland
Suomen Valimomuseo
Bremerintie 10
03600 Karkkila
+358 (0) 500 - 938337

Recommended duration of visit:1-2 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:60-120 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:None
Gift and book shop on site:yes

June to August
daily 11am-5pm
September to May
Saturday, Sunday 12am-3pm

Blast furnace:
July daily 11am-3pm

Workers museum:
15th June to 15th August
daily 12am-4pm

  • Guided tours only
  • Tours in other languages