Automobile and Tractor Museum

Sastamala, Finland

Seppo Kotajärvi from Vammala gathered a notable vehicle and husbandry machine collection during his lifetime. The collection and the museum showcasing it are nowadays tended by a foundation carrying the name of the collector.

Kotajärvi Automobile and Tractor Museum puts on display almost 100 tractors, around 20 cars and a large number of motorbikes, mopeds and bikes. The museum hosts many different events during summertime like children’s events and Zetor ploughing in September.

Reference: Museum Compass

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Tarja Heikkinen (2 years ago)
Quite a nice place.
Keijo Koskela (2 years ago)
Nothing very special and sadly a lot of machines stood on the tires empty.
pentti danbom (2 years ago)
Comfortable service, but the equipment unilaterally
Maileena Hyyti (3 years ago)
Yllättävän hieno paikka
Maileena Hyyti (3 years ago)
Surprisingly great place
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