School pair
Photo: Porvoo Museum
The building is a former chapel

Return to school!
 
On this pair of museum visits, you will find 19th century desks and old textbooks, educational pictures and learning material from a period extending from the more remote past to the 1950s.
 
The wooden abacus, the old desks with seats for one or two and the skilfully arranged butterfly collection showcase the daily lives of past pupils in the sympathetic exhibition depicting a small school class in the Wårkulla homestead house. Porlammi School Museum, on the other hand, is located in a genuine school environment – in the former classroom of the village’s first elementary school, built in 1872. A key role in the exhibition is played by the collections depicting school life in the 20th century, gathered from three former village schools.
 
Learn from the old educational pictures, study the instructions in the handicraft manuals and see whether you can gain extra authority by stepping up to the lectern!


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Destinations

Wårkulla Museum
Domestic and working tools showcasing local agricultural and dairy activities as well as school-related objects, exhibited in a building formerly used as a prayer house.

Porlammin koulumuseo
Early 20th century school atmosphere and old school items from slates to desks in the former classroom of an old Falu red building.