Tamminiemi villa was one of the official residences of the President of Finland from 1940 until 1981. From that date, until his death, it served as the residence of President Urho Kekkonen. Designed by architects Sigurd Frosterus and Gustaf Strengell, the jugendstil villa was built in 1903 for the Danish-born businessman Jörgen Nissen. The villa was later owned or rented by a number of individuals, before being acquired by the publisher and artistic patron Amos Anderson in 1924. Anderson donated Tamminiemi to the Finnish State in 1940, to serve as a presidential residence.

Although Presidents Ryti and Mannerheim resided at Tamminiemi, the villa is particularly associated with President Kekkonen - due in large part to the fact that it was his home for around thirty years. President Paasikivi preferred to use the Presidential Palace as his official residence during his presidency. Tamminiemi also has a famous sauna which president Kekkonen used to entertain his guests.

Today Tamminiemi is the Urho Kekkonen Museum. It’s closed due to renovation and will open in 2012.

Reference: Wikipedia

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Founded: 1903
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Christian Conrad (14 months ago)
Fascinating look at the (quite modest) milieu where Urho Kekkonen lived and worked as President of the Finnish Republic for two and a half decades. The late 1970s preserved, like a bug in amber.
Marko Puruskainen (15 months ago)
Great place opened for visitors to look Finnish President home
Samet ÇITIR (15 months ago)
Not waste of money, go there!
Sharleen & Anders (19 months ago)
Interesting to learn about Urho Kokkonen. Tour was in Finnish but provide some literature in English or Swedish
Riina Pulkkinen (2 years ago)
Good place for a whole family. I took us about an hour to see the place. The museum provides also a good sense of the time and culture in Finland. More information about the art pieces would have been great. Service was polite and friendly. They also remembered to tell us that it’s possible to see the sauna. Awesome scent of tar. You’ll love it!
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