Arabia Center – Arabia Museum アラビアセンター (アラビアミュージアム)

ヘルシンキに滞在中にアラビアセンター(実際の名称もArabia center)へ行ってきました。アラビアセンターはヘルシンキ北部の古くて美しいアラビアの建物の中にあります。ヘルシンキに行った際にはこの9階建ての工場は訪れるべき場所の一つだと思います。




アドレス: Arabia Centre, Hämeentie 135 a, 00560 Helsinki
tel: +358(0)204 39 5326.)



Arabia center

While staying Helsinki, I paid a quick visit to Arabia Center, which is located in a beautiful old Arabia factory building just north of Helsinki. The old nine-storied factory building in itself is a must see. It was completed in 1947 as an extension to the previous factory premises, which had become too small. Today Arabia center includes Arabia`s factory as well as Arabia`s museum, gallery, and outlet store.

If you have a chance, I definitely recommend booking a guided tour to the Arabia factory, where you can see porcelain production in operation. Tour reservations have to be made in advance: or tel.+358(0)204 39 5326. Please note that tours are available only during factory opening hours on weekdays. Unfortunately I happened to visit the place on a Saturday, so I did not have a chance to join a tour, but this Arabia factory tour is a definite must for me at my next visit to Finland.

I did however visit the Arabia museum. The museum itself was rather small, but it did give a comprehensive outlook on Arabia`s production. It was fun to spot many of the coffee cup designs that I have come across lately. Here are a few photos from the museum.

Address: Arabia Centre, Hämeentie 135 a, 00560 Helsinki

Take care!

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