Nokia is known as an industrial town, but its roots are in agriculture. These worlds meet at the museums of Nokia. One of the museums in Nokia is the Hinttala farm, which showcases items related to local history. There is a café at the farm. Another exhibit comprises workers’ cottages beside the Viikinharju ridge, on the other side of the road Nokian valtatie. The Hinttala museum & The Worker’s Housing Museum are not fully accessible to people with limited mobility.
The Hinttala homestead comprises a cottage (1839) and a house (1852), as well as a loft storehouse, a shed, and a carriage house. The oldest dwelling in the yard, which is still in its original location, is the same age as the church on the hill and the vicarage behind the church. Additionally, a sauna, a row of storehouses, and a granary have been brought to the area. Over the course of its history, the main building in Hinttala has served as a venue for town meetings and as a school. Today, the Hinttala farm is a summery meeting place for people of all ages where you can take part in events and weekly activities. Changing exhibitions are held in the storehouses through the summer.
In the workers’ cottages, on the other side of Nokian valtatie, you get to step into the lives of Nokia’s early industrial workers. Brought to the area, the buildings that make up the Workers’ Housing Museum are typical dwellings furnished in period style. One cottage displays clothes made from the felt used in paper machines.
Museum’s 10 Gems
Contacts & opening hours:
Nokianvaltatie 5, 37100 Nokia
During the summer season 2018 the Worker’s Housing Museum is open on the following Sundays: 10.6., 1.7., 29.7. ja 12.8. at 11 am-15 pm.
The Hinttala homestead is open Tue-Fri 10 am – 6 pm & Sat-Sun 10 am – 3 pm. The cottage museun & loft storehouse are open 5.6.-12.8.2018.
The Café in Hinttala is open 10.5.-26.8.2018.
During midsummer 22.-24.6. the museum area is closed.