With its ridges and lakes, Kangasala is the place to get to know important people, even a queen. The Kangasala Local History Museum is housed in a parish granary from the 1830s, located opposite the church on the hill Tapulinmäki. In addition to traditional rustic artefacts, the Kangasala Local History Museum showcases artefacts that used to belong to author Jalmari Finne. The more special items at the museum are groups of historical mannequins. Among them is the royal Kaarin Månsdotter. In addition, the museum hosts changing exhibitions on themes related to Kangasala. Guests can also visit a small shop.
It is fairly easy to move about on the ground floor of the museum, but access to the first and second floor is via a narrow staircase. Near the museum, you can find Kangasala Church, built in the 1760s. This beautiful church is also known for the ‘blood stone’ on its wall. A few kilometres from the Kangasala Local History Museum is the Kangasala Rest Home, which houses a handicraft shop in summertime.
Museum’s 10 Gems
Photos © Mari Lind, Kangasala Local History Museum, 2011