Top 6 Things to do in Riihimaki, Finland

March 13, 2018 Jeremy Dunfee

Discover the best top things to do in Riihimaki, Finland including Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), The Finnish Railway Museum, Puuhamaa, Riihimaki Art Museum, Hunting Museum of Finland, Kiara Oy.
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1. Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)

Tehtaankatu 23, Riihimaki 11910, Finland +358 19 7584108
Excellent
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)

The Finnish Glass Museum has operated since 1981 in a former glassworks building converted into a museum designed By Tapio Wirkkala, academic and world-famous Finnish designer. The former glassblowing facility and the third floor of the museum are reserved for temporary Finnish and international Exhibitions of the history and present state of glass and design.

Reviewed By lmsk2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The museum gives an interesting insight on the history of glass-making in Finland - in addition to which it has a huge display of Finnish glass objects from part to present!
In addition to the basic exhibition and collections, there are often good temporary Exhibitions on Finnish glass designers as well as contemporary glass art on display.
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Museo esittelee suomalaisen lasiteollisuuden historiaa kiinnostavalla tavalla. Museon lasiesineiden kokoelma on myös vaikuttava: suomalaista lasia menneisyydestä nykypäiviin asti: niin taidelasia kuin käyttöesineitäkin. Lisäksi vaihtuvia näyttelyitä.

2. The Finnish Railway Museum

Hyvinkaeaenkatu 9, Hyvinkaa 05800, Finland +358 30 725241
Excellent
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

The Finnish Railway Museum

Reviewed By EijaMaija - Helsinki, Finland

Nicely set large collection of well-preserved locomotives and wagons, including the imperial train of Russian Emperor. Would have been nice to be allowed to enter some of them. My daughter who typically complains about visiting museums was difficult to get out from this one.

3. Puuhamaa

Vaehikkaelaentie 11, Tervakoski 12400, Finland +358 19 7748100
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3.5 based on 23 reviews

Puuhamaa

Reviewed By SaSuFinland - Tampere, Finland

Puuhamaa is a trip to the 80's, it's a trip to the childhood because it's still the same than all those years ago. It's a place for families to spend the day with children. You are allowed to take your own snacks, drinks, food and even stakes / sausages for bbq in the park. There are small wooden bbq places where you can make a fire and prepare your food. There are many places for children to spend an active day, there are water slides and pools, swings, trampolines, adventure trails, cars and boats to drive, different kind of machines to test. I went there with my children last year and they enjoyed the day a lot. The children were then 12 and 8 years. I didn't know then that we could take our own food so I drove to a close by shop to buy us snacks. I plastic bag full of food at the same price than one of us would have had a hamburger in the diner...
So it is a nice place but remember to take swimsuit and towel, snacks and drinks and prepare to spend all day.

4. Riihimaki Art Museum

Temppelikatu 8, Riihimaki 11100, Finland +358 19 7584124
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Riihimaki Art Museum

Reviewed By CaB41 - Kerava

We drove up to Riihimaki to see the current exhibition "In Helene's Garden', flowers in art, mainly from the donation collection of Tatjana and Pentti Wahajarven. Flowers may seem mundane when art is concerned, however, this was fascinating. I never knew that flowers could sneak in and play hide and seek with the spectator. I kept returning to one canvas after the other, because I had missed the flower or flowers. The least romantic artists used flowers and reconsidering your prejudices is the best result of a museum visit.

5. Hunting Museum of Finland

Tehtaankatu 23 A, Riihimaki 11910, Finland +358 19 722294
Excellent
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3.5 based on 15 reviews

Hunting Museum of Finland

The Hunting Museum of Finland is the leading information center and service institution on its field in Finland. The Mission of the museum is to collect, to study, to preserve, and to display Finnish hunting culture, past and present. The museum operations include a library and an archive serving researchers and public. Every year, the museum offers multiple Exhibitions and events for local and national audiences. The permanent exhibition of the museum presents a general overview of the ten thousand year-old history of Finnish hunting - the period during which hunting developed from a means of earning one's living to a free time activity.

Reviewed By kpter - Kennebunkport, Maine

For some people this museum might be of interest and there were a few exhibits that were OK but the biggest negative for me was the room of hunting trophies, from Africa and elsewhere around the world. I don't see the point in celebrating needless slaughter of animals.

6. Kiara Oy

Kaarlonkatu, Riihimaki 11100, Finland
Kiara Oy

Open water swimming and Stand Up Paddling day tours and Safaris in Helsinki Region, South Coast Finland and Western Lakeland. Guiding and safety services. Bespoke swimming holidays for groups. Other activities, such as foraging and guided trekking, also available.

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