The Oksala Agricultural Museum, in the village of Oksala, 12 kilometres from the centre of Pälkäne, is a working farm where grain and potatoes are grown. The previous owners of the farm, Lauri and Ilmari Räväsmäki, started collecting agricultural artefacts in the 1930s, and the current owners have continued the tradition. At the moment, the museum has almost 5,000 artefacts. Most of these are agricultural machinery and tools that were used on the farm or donated. The museum also has artefacts related to tending of cattle, forestry, bee-keeping, handicrafts, and housekeeping.
The Oksala farm comprises 20 separate buildings, which form, with gardens and fields, a beautiful cultural landscape in the vicinity of Pälkänevesi Lake. The museum occupies the baking and storehouse building, the drying and storage building, part of the threshing building, and a windmill, all built in the late 19th and early 20th century. The farm museum, named ‘Varsta’, was completed in 2007. It has 1,100 square metres of exhibition space, on two floors. The museum aims to preserve agricultural heritage and culture.
The Oksala Agricultural Museum is open for a one-day heritage event held each August, and by appointment for groups all year. Also, a smoke sauna, a lean-to shelter for 25 people, and holiday homes can be rented. There are many other attractions nearby, such as Rönnvik Vineyard, Yellow Country House, the ostrich farm Strutsitila Syrjynen, and the renovated Mikkola Cowshed.