Alikartano (Frugård) manor was established in 1608 and it was owned by the famous Nordenskiöld family from 1709 to 1912. The current main building was built in 1805 and it represents various architecture styles including baroque, neoclassical and rococo.

Today Alikartano is a museum exhibiting scientific achievements of the Nordenskiöld family. Some rooms are decorated in the 19th century style. The museum is open in summertime from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Founded: 1805
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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