The Iittala Centre of Naive Art

The Iittala Centre of Naive Art is located in the old wooden two-storey school house right next to the Iittala Glass Centre. There is a large selection of novelties of this intriguing art form on display in the art gallery that opens every summer. The 30th Jubileum in 2018 reached a new record of 20 800 visitors. In the winter season we offer a variety of art courses, work shops and seminars, small concerts and naive art exhibitions.

How to get here

Iittala village is situated right next to Finland’s mail railway route and highway E12, between Helsinki (120 km/ appr. 1.5 hour) and Tampere ( 60 km/45 min). You can reach us by train, by bus or by car. The closest parking area is next to the Iittala Glass Centre and bus stops within half a kilometre to two kilometres. When travelling by train you arrive in Iittala Naivistic Railway Station. It is the first of its kind in Finland. It is only a 10-minute walk to our art centre from the railway station.

You can visit us individually or by booking a guided tour or work shop for you or your group. We can offer a guided tour in Finnish and English – and also in Japanese and Swedish, but please book in advance.

Naive art has a childlike tendency. The paintings are usually dreamlike and almost surrealistic with fantasy themes. The motifs are very narrative and autobiographical, illustrating the artist’s life, dreams and hopes. Also flora and fauna are very popular. The overall impression is funny and optimistic. Some critique towards the society or the human nature may occur on the side of humour.

Exhibition of New Naive Art in Iittala

This summer we gather together 50 Finnish masters of naive art, three of which are debutants in our exhibition. Welcome to the world of naive art!



Daily 10–19

We are also open daily during the Midsummer!


Adults 9€

Pensioners, students, unemployed 7€

Group ticket 5€, minimum of 20 people

Under 18 years: free of charge.


Address: Hollaajantie 2, 14500 Iittala

Mobile: +358 (0)45 7730 1686