The Suur-Savo Museum

Mikkeli, Finland

The Suur-Savo Museum is located to a stone granary that was built in 1848 to serve as the parish of Mikkeli’s municipal granary. The building has been used as a museum since 1960. The permanent exhibition of the Suur-Savo Museum contains items from the peasant culture in Southern Savo and artefacts that depict the history of the city of Mikkeli. In addition, temporary exhibitions are held, usually in their own facilities, although sometimes they are arranged elsewhere.

Reference: The Museums of Southern Savo


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Founded: 1960
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)


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Pirkko-Liisa Rautavirta (4 months ago)
An interesting museum, it was also nice to see familiar things from the early stages of my school days in the exhibition.
Kerttu Kolari (5 months ago)
A suitably small and compact museum. Museum card item. There were steps to climb, the destination is not completely barrier-free. The origin of the building remained obscure, the young guide did not know this. He was friendly by the way.
Nina Helenius (5 months ago)
A wonderful little museum, on three floors. There were old items in the two exhibition floors upstairs. Downstairs there was a history of Finnish schools.
Tapio Manner (17 months ago)
I was a little disapointed, the museum is not bad as such but shows but a small portion of the area it claims to cover.
Tarja Kuoppa (18 months ago)
Interesting artefacts ... But we missed the introductory texts for the permanent exhibition - There were none !!!
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