Iittala Naive Art Exhibition is located in the old wooden two-storey school house right next to the Iittala glass centre in Iittala Village. There is a large selection of novelties of this intriguing art form on display in the art gallery that opens every summer and has an average of 20.000 visitors. In the winter season we offer a variety of art courses, work shops and seminars, small concerts – and of course naive art exhibitions.

What is Naive Art?

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.

The Iittala Naive Art Exhibition in Iittala Village was founded by an enthusiastic and art loving couple, Aira and Kalevi Heinänen, in 1989. The Naive Art Foundation in Iittala was established in 2009 to keep up the spirit and joy of naive art and to facilitate and enable the artists’ work also in the future.


Address: Hollaajantie 2, 14500 Iittala
Mobile to the gallery +358 (0)45 7730 1686
Email: info@naivistitiittalassa.fi


The Winter Exhibition is open from 25th November 2023 to 3rd March 2024. Open 11–17 Fri–Sun.

The Art rental shop is now also open online (The texts are in Finnish, but please don’t hesitate to acquire more info in English.)

Entrance fees

Adults 12€
Pensioners, students, unemployed 10€
Under 18 years: free of charge

How to get here

Iittala village is situated right next to Finland’s main 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 traveling by train you arrive in Iittala Naive Art Railway Station. It is the first of its kind in Finland. It is only a 10-minute walk to our art centre from the Iittala Naive Art 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.

Accessibility: We have a wheelchair ramp at the main entrance and a screen downstairs to view the upstairs exhibition.


arto halonenarto halonen
04:17 08 Sep 23
Good once again.
Maritta KittiMaritta Kitti
16:46 07 Sep 23
Anu SaloAnu Salo
04:18 04 Sep 23
Lovely every summer.
09:59 30 Aug 23
A first visit for the naive. Even though the area of ​​the Iittala fashion museum is easy to find, the naïve people are just as big of a deal to me. There is not much hint about the location of the naive. Even when arriving by car, it would be good for the first-timer to know where to leave the car. There are signposts in the museum area that point in a very vague direction. You could steel yourself a bit with them too.A wonderful surprise was that the exhibition is open on weekday evenings until 19:00. After work, you can hang out if you're feeling energetic. The shows are obviously popular. In addition to the summer season, there are winter exhibitions in December and February.The art exhibition itself is located in a rickety old wooden building. Even moving from the foyer to the exhibition premises is time-consuming when you have to carefully browse the selection of the foyer sales. There are many works in the exhibition. They communicate a calmly pondering or hilariously exploratory relationship to things. There are enough colors and details. WARNING: It may be difficult for a cat or dog person to leave the exhibition without buying or borrowing one of the works.
Päivi MikkonenPäivi Mikkonen
20:36 27 Aug 23
Mauno NieminenMauno Nieminen
08:50 27 Aug 23
Tarja TanilaTarja Tanila
18:50 25 Aug 23
Tatjana KusnezovTatjana Kusnezov
17:28 25 Aug 23
11:48 25 Aug 23
Always enjoy the art excebition. Lots of other stores to check out as well, like finnish glass and crafts.
Timo HavolaTimo Havola
16:48 23 Aug 23
Päivi TarvainenPäivi Tarvainen
11:42 19 Aug 23
Gavin ConveryGavin Convery
14:41 18 Aug 23
arto halonenarto halonen
13:40 18 Aug 23
Kari OllikainenKari Ollikainen
13:47 15 Aug 23
Tanja KaipiainenTanja Kaipiainen
13:49 13 Aug 23
04:22 11 Aug 23
It's not included, so it doesn't matter, but I'm doing it as if I didn't do it. I tend to keep the door closed, and I feel like I can't do it without people.
Maarit KnaapiMaarit Knaapi
15:17 09 Aug 23
A fun art exhibition in an old school setting. Great work on display. Art can be bought or borrowed, and quite a few seemed to have already been sold or were going to be borrowed.
Sirpa RauhaniemiSirpa Rauhaniemi
13:04 09 Aug 23
An annual exhibition of a good mood, which renews itself in a suitably restrained manner. A sympathetic old school building as a venue.
Antoanela DucaAntoanela Duca
14:41 10 Jun 23
Absolutely it is worth the visit, the time and the price. There are many works very nicely displayed. A really lovely experience! Highly recommend.
Peeti SaarinenPeeti Saarinen
06:38 07 Jun 23
Great exhibition about the nativistic art style. Although the price was pretty high. (12€ per person)
Ville OjajärviVille Ojajärvi
16:03 23 Jul 22
Plenty to see, well curated and displayed.
heikki paulaharjuheikki paulaharju
18:01 07 Aug 21
Good exhibition about naivistic artworks made in Finland. Well worth seeing - this one brings you to the good mood.
jarmo haavistojarmo haavisto
16:49 10 Aug 19
Every year a "must stop"... Very funny and entertaining art exhibition.