A church, a factory, a school, a shoemaker’s, a tanner’s, an apothecary – all of these can be found at the Hämeenkyrö Local History Museum, housed in a former granary from 1820. The museum’s permanent exhibition has sections portraying life in Hämeenkyrö in the olden days. These include interiors, farming tools, and photographs of old Hämeenkyrö. The museum also displays some old church artefacts. An old corn bin has been left on the second floor of the museum as a reminder of the times when corn was stored here.
The museum has two floors, and there is no lift. We recommend that you visit Hämeenkyrö Church also while in the area. The church, completed in the late 18th century, is open to the public in the summer. The café and vegetarian restaurant Frantsilan Kehäkukka, in the old school building of the Hämeenkyrö parish, is about 500 metres from the museum. Kehäkukka also has a shop, Puotihuone, where you can buy handicrafts, candles, flour, etc.
Museum’s 10 Gems
Photos © Miia Hinnerichsen, Pirkanmaa Provincial Museum, 2011