The Sääksmäki Local History Museum is about 100 metres south-west of Sääksmäki Church. The museum came into existence in 1949, when the Sääksmäki Society was established. A good collection of objects from the surrounding area was donated to the society, which transported an empty house from Valkeakoski to serve as a home for the collection. The building is a traditional ‘double cabin’ built in the late 18th or early 19th century. The elongated building has a room on either end, both accessed through an entrance room in the middle of the building. The building also has a small room at the back of the entrance room. Judged from its blackened walls, the cabin to the south may not have had a chimney originally.
The Sääksmäki Local History Museum displays a typical way of life in the Tampere region in the 18th and 19th centuries. The rooms of the museum are decorated with skilfully made wooden objects and utility articles of the time. At the same time, it is possible to visit nearby sights, including the Rapola hill fort, the Voipaala Mansion and Art Centre, the magnificent Kelhi House, and Sääksmäki Church. These are all within walking distance. You can stop at the café in Voipaala if you need refreshments before climbing the Rapola ridge.
Contact information and opening times
37700 Valkeakoski (Sääksmäki)
By appointment, Tel. 00358-40 335 3377.