Museums

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Kasarmi Art Centre

Jääkärinpolku 2, Tuusula. Tel. +358 40 314 3462
http://www.taidekeskuskasarmi.fi/ (in Finnish)

The Kasarmi Art Centre in Hyrylä is based in historic garrison houses dating back to 1915. The Tuusula Art Museum displays varying exhibitions. The Art Centre programme of activities includes workshops for children and adults, performances and concerts. Museum shop.

Closed for renovation until the end of 2019 


Anti-Aircraft Museum

Klaavolantie 2, Tuusula. Tel +358 40 314 3470
itmuseo(at)gmail.com, http://www.ilmatorjuntamuseo.fi/eng/

Anti-aircraft Museum's exhibition tells about the history and development of anti-aircraft warfare in Finland. Outside the museum building there is an anti-aircraft battle position with several anti-aircraft guns, radars etc. The museum shop and café.


Klaavola

Klaavolantie 3, Tuusula. Tel. +358 40 314 3460

Right opposite to the Anti-aircraft Museum is Klaavola, museum of local history and culture that provides glimpse of everyday life on an Uusimaa family farm. The rooms in Klaavola's two hundred year old main building are decorated in the style of early decades of twentieth century. The barns, plough shed and sauna in the yard complete the picture.

Open:
by appointment


Worker's home museum

Kirkkotie 21, Tuusula. Tel. +358 400 955 255

A cobbler's workshop and carpenters home from the beginning of the 20th century in a former house of the verger opposite Tuusula church. In addition to permanent exhibition there are theme exhibitions relating to Tuusula’s handicraft tradition and displays of work from tar burning to the daily activities of the village smith.


Tuusula Church

Kirkkotie 34, Tuusula. Tel. +358 9 875 960
http://www.tuusulanseurakunta.fi/ (in Finnish)

Tuusula's beautiful greyish cruciform church was built in 1734. Master builder was writer Aleksis Kivi's great-great grandfather Erik Eskilsson Hannula. The church is very simply decorated and a devout atmosphere is created with stained-glass windows and an altarpiece dating back to 1850's by Johan Asplund. Aleksis Kivi and Pekka Halonen are buried in the small churchyard.

Open:
1.6.-31.7.  Mon-Fri  10-18, Sun  12-18
Other times by appointment.


Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage

Rantatie, Tuusula. Tel. +358 40 314 3465

A significant Finnish national monument in which the Finnish national writer Aleksis Kivi spent his last months in the care of his brother's family. KiviŽs produktion består bl.a. av “Sockenskomakarna“, “Fölovningen“ och “Sju bröder“. The cottage where Aleksis Kivi died reminds us what the Tuusula Lake Road looked before the famous villa habitation and artists' community. Close to parking place there is a beautiful Fjällbo park.


Erkkola

Rantatie 25, Tuusula. Tel. + 358 40 314 3471
erkkola(at)tuusula.fi
http://www.erkkola.fi/ (in Finnish)
http://www.jherkko.fi/ (in Finnish)

The poet J. H. Erkko’s (1849-1906) house Erkkola was built in 1902 on the Tuusla Lake Road. Today Erkkola’s activities have close ties to literature, music, art and theatre. Varied events include club evenings, concerts, lectures, plays and small-scale exhibition. Erkkola’s parking place is the same as Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage    


Lotta Museum

Rantatie 39, Tuusula. Tel. +358 9 274 1077
www.lottamuseo.fi/uk/ 

Originally a magnificent villa built in 1869. From 1920's villa served as a guesthouse and in 1930's training centre for the Lotta Svärd organisation. The villa was destroyed in a fire in 1947. The villa was re-built 1995 and today it serves as a lotta museum. The museum's exhibitions tell the history of the women's Lotta Svärd organisation and the activity of Lottas. Also special events. A café and a museum shop.


Halosenniemi

Rantatie, Tuusula. Tel. +358 40 314 3466, +358 40 314 3467
www.halosenniemi.fi


The painter Pekka Halonen's wilderness studio situated by Lake Tuusula. Halosenniemi built in the Finnish national romantic style was completed in 1902. Halosenniemi today functions as an art museum and has been renovated to its original style. Exhibitions about Pekka Halonen and other artists are held in the museum. The house also offers concerts and lectures. A small café and a museum shop in the ticket office.