The Nuutajärvi glass factory is Finland’s oldest glass factory still in operation. The special museum Prykäri displays the interesting history of the Nuutajärvi ‘Glass Village’, as well as the theory of glass production, and it showcases some of the factory’s products from the last 200 years. Finnish glass and design items are world-famous. During your visit to the glass museum, you can also learn about glass-blowing and see the products of this craft.
The Glass Village, where the museum is situated, offers a café-restaurant; a hotel; and an Iittala outlet, where, for example, Arabia, Hackman, and Fiskars products are sold in addition to Iittala items. The Glass Village is also home to Pruukin Pajat (workshops owned by glass artists), as well as NuGO Shop, run by the Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative. You can visit the glass factory and, every weekday between 8am and 3pm, watch from the public gallery as glass is blown. This is where Oiva Toikka’s famous glass birds are made. Admission to the gallery is free of charge.