HYVINKÄÄN KAUPUNGINMUSEO

 

HYVINKÄÄ CITY MUSEUM


The Hyvinkää City Museum is a cultural history museum, and its exhibitions and collections portray the history of Hyvinkää. Our mission is to care for, study, preserve and display the history of the Hyvinkää region and its residents for the modern people.

The museum is a local expert on cultural heritage and the cultural environment. With its high-quality exhibitions, educational activities and expert services, the city museum promotes mental well-being and reinforces the vitality of the region.


Our Own Museum

The Hyvinkää City Museum is a meeting place for shared memories. Its work is approachable, inclusive, curious, experience-based, active and personal. The museum is a laid-back place where anyone can pop in, and its activities are defined by encounters of people and spending time together. 

Inclusivity and a sense of community are the main modes of operation at the Hyvinkää City Museum.

Workers of Villatehtaa   Children in the woods


Contact information

Temporary exhibitions

Willa Shopping Centre, Hämeenkatu 9, upper level 3rd floor.
Open Tue–Sun 12 noon–6 pm.

Valvilla factory museum

Inner courtyard of the wool mill, the old firefighting equipment storehouse, Kankurinkatu 4–6
8.6–31.7.2020
Open Mon–Fri 10 am–12 noon and 1:30 pm–4 pm
At other times by prior arrangement

Office

Wool mill, Kankurinkatu 4–6, stair Q3
05800 Hyvinkää

Open Mon–Fri 9 am–3 pm
Office phone: +358 40 773 6257
e-mail: kaupunginmuseo@hyvinkaa.fi

Admission to the exhibitions is free.
Our museum is open during the exhibitions.
The exhibitions are closed on public holidays.
Guided tours for groups must be booked in advance and they are subject to a charge.


Exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions at Willa Shopping Center

The exhibitions of the Hyvinkää City Museum are situated in the Willa Shopping Center exhibition premises.  The temporary exhibitions relate the rich history of the Hyvinkää region, the local people and local phenomena. The themes vary from year to year. Smaller travelling exhibitions are also on display.

Valvilla Wool Mill Museum

The Valvilla Wool Mill Museum was founded in 1981 in the former firefighting equipment storehouse of the Old Wool Mill. The museum exhibits the nearly 100-year history of the wool spinning mill established by the engineer Ossian Donner, and it describes how the mill became one of Finland's largest and most versatile textile factories. The museum also relates how Hyvinkää was transformed from a small rural community to a modern city.

Call us Monday–Friday during office hours on +358 40 773 6257 to request a guide. Outside normal office hours we charge 20 euros per hour, charged at hourly increments, for keeping the office open.

Free entry to the museum!

 

Enquiries

kaupunginmuseo@hyvinkaa.fi
+358 40 773 6257


Collections

All the work and activities of the museum is centred around our collections. The genuine artefacts collected by the museum provide a real insight into the people, phenomena, and events of the past.

The collections contain artefacts, photography, documents, and literature. The collected material depicts the history of Hyvinkää. Our varied collections serve both researchers and other customers.

Explore our collections online: www.muistaja.fi and www.museot.finna.fi

Our collections online

Are you looking for photos of the Hyvinkää of the past? Do you wonder what Hyvinkää looked like when your grandparents were young? The Hyvinkää City Museum’s collections contain over 60,000 photos of Hyvinkää and the local area from the 19th to the 21st century. The easiest way to browse through the images is in the Museot Finna service or the Muistaja service, where the museum has already published over 10,000 photos. This number is constantly increasing. You can download, use and share photos of online quality for free. If you need high resolution photos, i.e. pictures suitable for print, please contact the Hyvinkää City Museum. We will send you the high-resolution images electronically and charge you according to our price list.

Old Hyvinkää   Picture of old Hyvinkää


Information about the museum

Services

GUIDES

By prior arrangement. Max. 30 people.
Price, charged at hourly increments.

Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm €50
Mon - Fri evenings €75
Sat, Sun and public holidays €75
School groups during office hours €15
School groups at other times €30
Opening outside normal opening hours Mon-Fri 9am - 12 noon €20
Opening outside normal opening hours at other times €50


LECTURES

Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm €50
Mon - Fri evenings €75
Sat, Sun and public holidays €75

Reservations for lectures must be made no less than one month before the event.

ARCHIVE SERVICES
The City Museum’s archives are open by prior arrangement Mon–Fri 9 am–3 pm.
Closed in June and July.
Tel. +358 40 773 6257.

Services for researchers

COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES

The Hyvinkää City Museum has extensive collections of artefacts, photographs and archives which relate to Hyvinkää’s local history and the local wool textile industry. Our varied collections serve both researchers and other customers.

You can explore our collections and archives by making a research appointment by calling us ahead of time at +358 40 773 6257 or via kaupunginmuseo@hyvinkaa.fi .

The museum’s expert is available on Thursdays at the City Museum’s exhibition in Willa 12 noon–6 pm. You can ask them any questions you may have about Hyvinkää’s history, historical sources and other matters relating to the museum’s field of expertise.

The Hyvinkää City Museum is a low-threshold resource for research. The museum will help with requests for information services and answer questions within its field of expertise.

The City Museum’s archives are open by prior arrangement Mon–Fri 9 am–3 pm.
Closed in June and July.
Tel. +358 40 773 6257.

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE

We serve researchers, thesis writers, those planning illustrations for books, and everyone else with an interest in the images in our collections. Get in touch and place a photography order or book in a visit.

How does the photography service work?

Are you looking for photos with a specific theme? All our digitised photos can be found online at www.museot.finna.fi or www.muistaja.fi. You can search for images using the key words of your choice. Photos of online quality are free to use. If publishing the photos, you only need to mention the photographer and the source, the Hyvinkää City Museum.

If you cannot find the picture you want among our digitised photos you can visit the photography service at the museum office. Make an appointment and explain which photos you are interested in, and we will find you suitable photos. It is easier to find photos if you give us specific information about the material you are looking for (e.g. motif, subject, photographer and when the picture was taken). The museum’s experts will help you find the photos.

You can order digital files of the photos in the museum’s collections for research and publication purposes. We will charge for usage according to the price list. Please note that the use of some materials may be restricted.

Appointments and opening hours

It is usually easiest to order photos by email or over the phone. The photography service is open Monday to Friday 9 am–3 pm. Please make an appointment if you wish to visit the photo archive.

Enquiries and appointments: kaupunginmuseo@hyvinkaa.fi or call +358 40 195 5510.

Picture of a woman playing an instrument and people enjoying Men working in the field


Prices

The Hyvinkää City Museum photography service is subject to a charge. You can order digital copies of the photos. We do not lend original photos or negatives.

The delivery time for digitised photos is usually five days. During the holiday period the delivery times are longer.

Fees and service charges

Service charge per order €20
Private individuals / single use (using a copy of a photo for private purposes) €5
Other parties / single use (non-commercial use) €10
Other parties / multimedia use (use in several different media) €30
Commercial use (e.g. advertisements, post cards, publications) €60–350
Orders for non-digitised material (minimum charge 0.5 hours) €50 / hour or work
Extensive searches for information and materials, research services €50 / hour of work
Express delivery of photo files (less than 14 days) €20 each

Delivery of photo files via a link sent out by email is free.

Right of use

Purchasing a photo gives the buyer the right to use the picture once. This right cannot be sold or transferred to another party. When publishing the photo, the name of the Hyvinkää City Museum and the photographer must be included. The customer is responsible for respecting copyright and personal data protection when using the images. (Copyright Act 446/1995, Act 1654/1995, Act 821/2005, Copyright Regulation 574/1995, EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, Data Protection Act 1050/2018)

Customers are not allowed to process or crop the photos without the permission of the photographer.

Photo files cannot be archived, copied or shared without the permission of the museum.

Photo files which have been delivered via email or by other means, as well as any other files made of the photographs, must be destroyed after use.


Publications and dissertations

We ask users to provide the Hyvinkää City Museum’s library with a copy of a publication or dissertation which has benefitted from access to the Hyvinkää City Museum’s collections and which relates to the field of study of the museum.


Staff

 
Chief Curator
Susanna Eskola
+358 40 709 5578
susanna.eskola(at)hyvinkaa.fi
 
Curator
Sari Mustajärvi
+358 40 195 5510
sari.mustajarvi(at)hyvinkaa.fi
 
Museum assistant / office
Marika Pulkkinen
+358 40 773 6257
marika.pulkkinen(at)hyvinkaa.fi
 
Researcher
Inka Tuominen
+358 40 195 0137
inka.tuominen(at)hyvinkaa.fi

Päivitetty 9.3.2020 Tulosta