Hometown of culture, robotics and encounters
Riihimäki is a hometown of culture, robotics and encounters. The spirit of Riihimäki is based on an interesting history with railway, the garrison and the glass industry. The city is especially known for its glass and glass blowing. One of the tourist attractions is the Finnish Museum of Glass. The unique atmosphere of the park-like Hyttikortteli, former residential area for glass workers, has remained largely unchanged.

There are also active glass studios in the area today. Many professional actors and performers have put their limelight on Riihimäki Youth Theater. Youth theater educators include Janne Kataja, Aku Hirviniemi and Niina Lahtinen. The performances of Riihimäki Theater will be viewed further afield. Riihimäki's hometown atmosphere comes from everyday encounters.

Popular events like Riihimäki Easter, Granit Square summer gigs or winter events make people come together and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the small town. Riihimäki is the core of technology, as the only city in Finland that all children attend robotics education from pre-school to high school. Riihimäki has also gained international reputation in teaching robotics. Riihimäki provides robotics training tours for groups.

Riihimäki is a dense and communal city. There are 70 daily train connections to the metropolitan area. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport takes about half an hour.

In co-operation with Visit Häme, we welcome You to Riihimäki!

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Finnish Glass Museum

Arts & Culture

The Finnish Glass Museum in Finland consists of over 2,000 glass items of importance, from old pressed glass to Tapio Wirkkala's famous Kantarelli vase. The permanent exhibition is worth a visit for everyone who is interested in glass. A great deal of literature on Finnish glass has been published. The museum shop stocks currently available books and facsimile editions of old catalogues of glass products.

The Riihimäki Art Museum

Arts & Culture

Riihimäki Art Museum was founded in 1994. The art and antique dealer Pentti Wähäjärvi (1912-1999) enabled the foundation. He and his wife Tatjana donated their large collection to the town of Riihimäki. The collection includes more than 2000 works of art and art objects. The main collection of art objects are in porcelain and ceramics. In addition to the collection the museum arranges both national and foreign exhibitions in various fields of the fine arts.

The Hunting Museum of Finland

Arts & Culture

The main exhibition of the Museum gives an introduction to Finnish out-door life and its progressive change from hunting as a livelihood into hunting as a hobby. In the Sako hall there is a large collection of the Finnish arms industry. The Safari space shows hunting trophies from exotic safaris. During the year the museum also arranges many temporary hiking and outdoor themed exhibitions.


History & Architecture

Riihimäen lasi Oy began operations in Riihimäki in 1910. The glass factory took care of the well-being of its employees in many ways, and one of its forms was the workers' residential area, Hyttikortteli, built around the glass factory. The apartments with their park-like surroundings were once a valuable addition to the glass factories and their families. Today, small glass studios can also be visited in the beautiful area.

Factory outlets

City Life

Riiihimäki has many kinds of factory outlets. Iittala-Outlet with Arabia ceramics, Iittala glass, Hackman tableware and steel dishes. Joutsen Finland Oy with down coats and pillows. Havi Factory Outlet with candles, napkins, disposable tableware. The Finnish Glass Museum Shop with glass literature, post cards and posters, glass objects, jewellery, historical reproductions and Christmas and Easter decorations in glass. Flow Cosmetics with natural products with good ingredients.