Lyytikkälä Farm Museum

Suomenniemi, Finland

Lyytikkälä is a Southeast Finnish farming estate that has been in the same family for more than 250 years. Owing to this, the buildings, structures and the interior of the farmhouse have largely remained unaltered. Most of 20 buildings were built between the end of 18th century and the beginning of 20th century. Lyytikkälä is therefore a valuable historic example of the lifestyle and working environment of the common people.

Ethnological films were already shot at Lyytikkälä in the 1960s. Three films on life and traditional farm work at Suomenniemi were prepared in 1962 and 1963.

At present, the care and maintenance of the Lyytikkälä farmhouse are jointly managed by the National Board of Antiquities and the Lyytikkälä farm trust. Today the museum is open in summer season.

Reference: National Board of Antiques

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Founded: 18th-20th centuries
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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User Reviews

Vesa Hölttä (3 years ago)
Very good guide? Well preserved whole, main house with fences and sturdy barn.
Jari Lantta (3 years ago)
A compact but comprehensive entity that represents well the space, situation and life picture of its time. Admission affordable and coffee and tea available. Conveniently located near Highway 13.
Paakkari Jesse (5 years ago)
Nice and quick peak of how peolple lived within 200 years before modern era.
Meri Viljamaa (5 years ago)
An interesting old courtyard with many buildings.
kauko rantala (5 years ago)
Interesting to see the history of how it has lived 100 to 200 years earlier and what kind of objects and building history.
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