Museums

Kniivilä Local Heritage Museum

Kniivilä Museum hosts more than 3,000 catalogued items while Kniivilä farm represents traditional local activities – they have farming and livestock as well as fishing gear and hand tools and samples of artefacts on display. A shoemaker’s cottage with a smoke sauna and small cowshed gives us a peek into a smallholder’s life. The barn houses a collection of old farming gear from the end of the 19th century to the 1960’s. Also fishing gear and a mid-engine boat are on display.

The local heritage museum is open in summer, June to August from Wednesday to Sunday at 11 am to 5 pm. A municipal museum guide takes visitors to the Kniivilä House and talks about the Kniivilä House and family history and the beginnings of museum activities in Hailuoto. Several interesting old buildings and gear scatter the grounds and will be seen in the course of the guided tour while the guide talks about local history. The tour takes approximately an hours.

Entrance fees during opening hours:
Adults (also students, pensioners, job-seekers) 2 euros
School children 1 euro
Children under school age free entry
Groups 12 euros

At other times, guided tours around the museum by Hailuoto Association guides.  For contact details and tour charges, please, click here.

Homestead Museum

Fishing-oriented homestead museum in Pöllä exhibits peasant life over several generations. The museum has more than 2,000 exhibits and 500 photographs and articles on display.

Entrance fees:
Groups of 1 to 5 persons 30 euros (no extra hourly fee)
Groups of 6 to 10 persons 40 euros (extra hour a 10 euros)
Groups of 11 to 20 persons 50 euros (extra hour 10 euros)

More information and bookings

Heimo Vähämetsä
Pölläntie 257
Tel. 044 025 7752
heimo.vahametsa(a)gmail.com
www.museo-taide.fi