Once one of the biggest ceramics factories in Europe, dating back to 1874, Helsinki’s Arabia Center is a unique spot for lovers of art, design, and handicrafts. Part shop, part gallery, part museum, the center is at the heart of Helsinki’s Arabianranta design district, and sells an impressive array of Arabia, Iittala and Hackman products.
Visitors can shop for hand-crafted porcelain, earthenware, and ceramics at the factory shop; learn more about Finland’s fascinating glass and pottery making heritage at the Design Museum Arabia; admire the exquisite creations on display in the showroom; or enjoy the temporary exhibitions and events held in the Design Lab event space.
The Arabia Center is located around 5km north of downtown Helsinki and is open Monday to Friday from 10am-8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Entrance to the Design Museum Arabia is €4.