THE HOUSE OF MR CLUTTERBUCK

THE HOUSE OF MR CLUTTERBUCK

THE HOUSE OF MR CLUTTERBUCK

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck is based on the beloved stories of artist Mauri Kunnas.

Kunnas was born in 1950 in Vammala (now called Sastamala), where he spent his childhood and youth. Kunnas is still active in his old home town and has been actively involved in the design, building and renovation stages of the different areas in the house. The House of Mr. Clutterbuck was opened in summer 2003.

Kunnas’s first children’s book, Suomalainen tonttukirja (The Book of Finnish Elves), was published in 1979. He has had over 40 books published. His books have been translated into 35 languages and published in 36 countries. In all, around 10 million of his books have been printed. The most popular of his works is Joulupukki (Santa Claus), which has been translated into 26 languages.

OPENING TIMES AND ADMISSION FEES

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck is open all year round and Mr. Clutterbuck’s Fun on Wheels Yard from May to October.

Both are closed on public holidays.

The same admission fee gives access to the House and Fun on Wheels Yard.

May, September – October

• Mon-Fri 10-17
• Sat 10-16

• Ticket 8 € per person
• Groupticket (4 or more paying customers) 7 € per person

Children under 2-years old get in free.

June – August

• Mon-Fri 10-17
• Sat 10-16
• Sun 12-16

• Ticket 8 € per person
• Groupticket (4 or more paying customers) 7 € per person

Children under 2-years old get in free.

November – April

• Mon-Fri 10-17
• Sat 10-16

• Ticket 6 € per person
• Groupticket (4 or more paying customers) 5 € per person

Children under 2-years old get in free.

THE EXHIBITION IN THE HOUSE OF MR. CLUTTERBUCK

Mr. Clutterbuck's home

In Mr. Clutterbucks home you can play in Mr. Clutterbucks kitchen and in his attic. In the attic you can say hello to the ghosts of the haunted clock. You can slide down a fireman’s pole or climb down a latter if you dare to go past some of the ghosts. (But don’t worry, they are actually really nice fellows.)

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

The road to the knights’ hall goes past a growling dragon-like creature hiding in the trees. Here, children can climb onto the castle wall to keep a look-out. At the round table sits Sir Arthur and his faithful cat knights. Knight costumes, swords and shields invite children into the bustling knights’ castle.

Doghill Kids Go to Town

The Doghill kids’ Old Town lets visitors to step into surroundings familiar from the books. Children can check out the shoemaker’s workshop, wonder at the potions in the olden times pharmacy and weigh potatoes, herrings or carrots on an oldfashioned set of scales in the general store. In the Old Town visitors can smell the tar and get into the old town atmosphere by dressing up as gents and ladies of the times. Children can also stage their own puppet shows.

Space of All Times

The year is somewhere in the 3000s. On the surface of the planet one can put on a space suit before embarking on an adventure based on the Out-of-This-World Space Book. Sit down in the space bus and go on an almost real feeling space flight, going around the whole of our solar system. The flight to Pluto and back takes 7 minutes. Visitors can stop and gaze at the twinkling stars or perhaps check what their own horoscope sign looks like in the night sky.

Mr. Clutterbuck's Fun on Wheels Yard

Inspired by the Fun on Wheels and Pawchester Tales books, the Fun on Wheels Yard is a place a bit like Pawchester where you can whizz around in pedal cars, fill up at the fuel station or maybe take your vehicle to the car wash. The smaller drivers can get the feeling of speed in their own track, where they can drive for example tricycles. The Fun on Wheels Yard is open from May to October.

The same ticket gives access to the House of Mr. Clutterbuck and Mr. Clutterbuck’s Fun on Wheels Yard. Tickets are valid for the whole day. The House of Mr. Clutterbuck is open all year round. The Fun on Wheels Yard is open from May to October.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

Herra Hakkaraisen talo is located in Marttilankatu 10, Vammala, which is the town center of Sastamala, near the center roundabout.

Using Satellite Navigation?

Anyone using satellite navigation systems to find us should type in

Marttilankatu 10, Sastamala
OR
Marttilankatu 10, Vammala

Herra Hakkaraisen talo

TIMETABLES

The public transport connections are good, it’s easy to come by bus or by train (train connection Helsinki-Tampere-Vammala).

Train: www.vr.fi
Busses: www.matkahuolto.fi

PARKING

Parking is free in the center of Vammala, Sastamala.

MOBILITY

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck is accessible for wheelchairs via a ramp behind the house, and there is a wheelchair accessible WC on the ground floor. Our house is small inside and the different spaces are designed with children in mind; accessibility with a wheelchair is therefore challenging. There is no wheelchair access to the downstairs area, which is where the Out-Of-This-World Space Experience and the Doghill kids’ town are located.

GROUPS

Groups must be pre-booked, to make sure that we can serve you in the best possible way. During busy seasons (such as July and school holidays) we can only accept groups at certain times. Contact us for more details.

BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONS

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck and its exhibitions are owned by the City of Sastamala. Taito Satakunta ry is responsible for its operations and marketing.

STAFF
Tarja Manelius-Lähteenmäki, shop manager 
Reija Peuraniemi, marketing manager 
Hanna-Leena Rossi, general manager 
Virve Tuomi, financial secretary