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PRESTBACKA FARM AND PHARMACY COLLECTION

Prestbackan maatila ja apteekkikokoelma

The Prestbacka farm collection is located in an old stone cowhouse built in 1901. It houses an extensive collection of horse- and tractor-drawn tools. For example, the horse-drawn manure spreader forged by the village smith is a specimen of skill that was used as a model for spreaders used even today. The old tools, wooden […]

JOHANNES LINNANKOSKI’S CHILDHOOD HOME

Linnankoskenmuseo

Writer Johannes Linnankoski (Vihtori Peltonen) was born in Askola on 18 October 1869. Around the time of Vihtori’s birth, his parents were renting Maria Peltonen’s home farm in Askola, but when he was young, the family built a new house named Niemenpelto. Today, this building serves as the Linnankoski museum. While the majority of the […]

ASKOLA LOCAL MUSEUM

Askolan kotiseutumuseo

Askola is one of Finland’s oldest places of residence. The diverse archaeological collection has been turned into an impressive prehistoric section. The museum also has a map of Askola 10,000 years ago, depicting the arrival of the first people in the area. Askola is famous for its bread: in the late 19th century, rye bread […]