Söderlångvik has been inhabited since the early 16th century. In the past it frequently changed hands. Owners in the sixteenth century were called de Jonsson or Jönsson, in the 17th century Michelsson, Tomasson, Sigfridsson and Faxell-Cronmarck. In the 18th century Söderlångvik was owned for a long period by the Thesleff family and in the early 19th century by the af Petersen and Ramsay families, owners of Björkboda manor.

In 1927 Amos Anderson, famous Finnish businessman and art collector, purchased the manor and farm. The main building was totally reconstructed in 1934-1935. After Anderson’s death ownership was transferred to the art association Konstsamfundet. Today Söderångvik is an art and culture-historical museum. The exhibition tells about Amos Anderson and his art collections.

Applegardens, forestry, restaurant Café Söderlångvik, group visits and many events are main parts of activities at Söderlångvik Manor. Söderlångvik Manor is a vibrant entity that manages a valuable cultural heritage and actively develops new business ideas.

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Founded: 1934-1935
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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Mikko Takala (5 months ago)
Beautiful house and estate with so much to see and enjoy. The story about the man who owned and created it all is a lasting inspiration.
Daniel Leung (7 months ago)
The manor is nice but wow the staff are so rude it’s almost comical. Bring your own lunch and drinks and don’t support such hostile customer service.
Marjo Laaksonen (2 years ago)
Ok
Pekka Häkkinen (2 years ago)
Beautiful surroundings, amazing view over the sea (if you take the ladybug path up to the rocky hill).
Markus P (3 years ago)
Good cafe and lunch buffee. Museum under renovation.
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