Emil Aaltonen Museum

Open: Wed 12.00–18.00, Sat-Sun 12.00–16.00.

1.6.-31.8. also Thursdays 12.00–16.00.

Exceptions: Museum is closed Wed 1.5.2019, Wed 22.5.2019, Sat 25.5.2019, Sat 22.6.2019 and Sun 23.6.2019.

Entry to the museum: 3€ / 2€.


Emil Aaltonen Museum of industry and art was opened in Pyynikinlinna on 8.6.2004.

The main floor houses works from Emil Aaltonen’s art collection. Temporary exhibitions are located upstairs. Upstairs we also have other permanent exhibitions: exhibition about Emil Aaltonen (1869-1949), exhibition about the Aaltonen owned companies, multimedia about the Aaltonen owned Ylikartano mansion and a movie room where you can watch a movie about the life of Emil Aaltonen.


Current temporary exhibition: At The Source Of Technical Creativity –Drawings From Lokomo And Sarvis 16.2.–19.5.2019

The exhibition is focused on product development conducted from the 1920s until the 1980s by the steel workshop Lokomo and the plastic factory Sarvis. Innovative and unconventional designing is essential for successful business. It was the emphasis on design that turned both Lokomo and Sarvis into frontrunners in their fields in Finland and abroad. Their product development is presented through drawings, objects, and photos. In addition, we will display scale models of machines manufactured by Lokomo.


Next temporary exhibition: The Other Self – Paintings by Raimo Utriainen 26.5.2019–11.8.2019

Raimo Utriainen (1927–1994), the sculptor, is best known for his constructivist sculptures made of thin metal slats placed together in a mathematical style. The peaceful forms of his abstract works as well as their surfaces that vibrate in the light remind us of natural phenomena. They are not a copy of the visible, however, since they are based on forms and rhythms that exist underneath the surface as building blocks of the visible world. There was also something else about Raimo Utriainen. While working on his most subtle sculptures, he also made large-scale paintings with powerful colours and gestures, often suggestively figurative. This was his way of expressing suppressed emotions that had no space in the ascetic minimalism of his sculptures. The majority of the paintings were made in the 1980s, during the golden era of new expressive painting. Raimo Utriainen was acknowledged as one of the great reformers of modern Finnish sculpture. His canvases, which are both strong and delightful at the same time, sometimes even grotesque, prove that he was on the pulse of the times even when he was painting.


Guided tours are available in Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Russian.

Contact: pyynikinlinna@pyynikinlinna.fi