The Itä-Häme Museum

Hartola, Finland

The Itä-Häme Museum, housed in the former Koskipää mansion, covers seven parishes. Folklore artefacts and exhibits relating life styles in local manor houses. Special room dedicated to authoress Maila Talvio (1871-1952), born in Hartola. The agricultural section of the museum is housed in one of the outbuildings. The area includes a chimneyless cabin from the 17th century and a windmill, which was transported to the museum in the 1960s. Changing exhibitions in the summer.

Reference: Museot.fi

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John Allen (11 months ago)
Great local museum of rural Finnish life.
R Ran (12 months ago)
Kulttuurin havinaa, mutta paha sisäilmaongelma
merituuli k (12 months ago)
Mielenkiintoinen ja kaunis. Sisätilaremontin jälkeen varmasti tosi kiva.
Jarno Tenni (2 years ago)
Tomas Salmi (2 years ago)
Aivan paskaa
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