Toivola House

In summer 2021, the Toivola House will be the Toivola Art & Culture House

The Toivola house, designed by blacksmith Herman Toivola, who was still a tenant at the property at the time, was completed in 1890. The building has met the changing needs of the Toivola Old Courtyard throughout its history. In summer 2021, it will become the Toivola Art & Culture House, free of charge to visitors.

Enjoy art created by local artists

An art exhibition at the Toivola House will bring the art of Kari and Samuli Alonen and Katja Rauhamäki to the centre of Jyväskylä. The exhibition will feature various forms of art. Design Alonen’s own space is located in Pykälistö, while Katja Rauhamäki has her studio in Kuhankoski, Laukaa. Samuli Alonen describes the exhibition in Toivola as a “taster”.
The Toivola exhibition also includes pieces of Toivola’s history in different forms, as well as dinnerware sets.


Toivola House


Wed-Sun from June to August 12 - 16
Closed Fri June 25th - Tue June 29th 2021

Cygnaeuksenkatu 2
40100 Jyväskylä

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Contact information::
+358 29 123 0185

The musical story tour of the Toivola Old Courtyard – stories from the yard with local kantele music

The cultural heritage of Central Finland is Olga Kolari’s passion. The result of this passion, the musical story tour of Toivola Old Courtyard, can be enjoyed on Sundays at 12 o’clock from 30.5. to 29.8.2021. During the tour, you will hear stories about the wooden building period of Jyväskylä in the 1800s, artisans in the young city of Jyväskylä and, of course, the history of the Toivola Old Courtyard. On the same tour, visitors get to enjoy Central Finnish kantele music, played with a stick in the traditional style of old folk musicians.

You can read more or sign up here.

Lalli Savolainen at the Toivola House 6.–16.7.2021

Clothes designer, stylist, hair and makeup artist Lalli Savolainen is visiting Toivola House 6.–16.7.2021. You can expect an adventure into the world of clothing, make-up and design under the guidance of charismatic and warm-hearted Lalli. Some lovely make-up and clothing will also be for sale.