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The House of Mr. Clutterbuck

Marttilankatu 10
38200 Sastamala, Finland
+ 358 3 511 2179
www.herrahakkaraisentalo.net
info@herrahakkaraisentalo.net

 


Opening times and admission fees 2017

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck is open all year round, Mr. Clutterbuck's Fun on Wheels Yard during May, June, July & August. Both are closed on public holidays. The same admission fee gives access to the House and Fun on Wheels Yard.

May
Mon–Fri 10–17, Sat 10–16
Ticket 8 €
Tickets, 4 or more paying customers (over 2 yrs.) 7 €
June–August
Mon–Fri 10–17, Sat 10–16, Sun 12–16
Ticket 8 €
Tickets, 4 or more paying customers (over 2 yrs.) 7 €
September–April
Mon–Fri 10–17, Sat 10–16
Ticket 6 €
Tickets, 4 or more paying customers (over 2 yrs.) 5 €
Children under 2 get in free!


 

Driving instructions

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

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Timetables

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

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 organisations

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck and its exhibitions are owned by the Town 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 and Virve Tuomi, financial secretary.


The House

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 invoived 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 translateed into 30 languages and published in 32 countries. In all, around 7 million of his books have been printed. The most popular of his works is Joulupukki (Santa Claus), which has been translated into 26 languages .

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Mr. Clutterbuck's home

Now Mr. Clutterbuck himself has finally got a home of his own in the House of Mr. Clutterbuck. Since the renovation work carried out in April 2012, children can now play home in the style of Mr. Clutterbuck. Next to his home there is also more fun new stuff: a haunted house and a lighthouse.


King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

The road to the knights' hall goes past a growling dragon 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 step into surroundings familiar from the books, including the chemist, grocery store, cobbler and clock maker. Children can check out the shoemaker's workshop, wonder at the potions in the olden times pharmacy and weigh potatoes, herrings or sweets on an oldfashioned set of scales in the general store. In the Old Town visitors can smell the tar, stumble across a pig sty, 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.


The Out-of-This-World Space Experience

The year is somewhere in the 3000s. On the weightless surface of the planet it's best to 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. Before starting the next journey, the bus waits at the bus stop for a few minutes. The planets revolve around the Sun in boundless space, and 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

A new traffic yard was opened in time for the tenth birthday of the House of Mr. Clutterbuck on 27 June 2013. 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 same ticket gives access to the House of Mr. Clutterbuck and 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 during the summer season – June, July, August – and possibly at other times, weather permitting. During the summer of 2014 the smallest drivers (under 3 years old) will get their own special track in the Fun on Wheels Yard.