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Sisar Aino museo ja Rinnekodin museo

The Rinnekoti Association, which provides care and rehabilitation to people with disabilities, also runs two museums showcasing the work of helping developmentally challenged people. In 1927, the Deaconess Institute admitted two severely disabled boys at the request of Sister Aino, who was working at the facility at the time. This was the beginning of Rinnekoti, […]

Mjölbollstad Sanatorium Museum


Up until the mid-1950s, tuberculosis was a common illness as a result of which thousands of Finns died every year. Mjölbollstad Sanatorium Museum gives an account of the treatment of, specifically, pulmonary tuberculosis. The museum is housed in Mjölbolsta hospital in Karis, where the main building was constructed in 1931 as a sanatorium for the […]

Western Uusimaa Hospital Museum

Länsi-Uudenmaan sairaalamuseo

Western Uusimaa Hospital Museum shows the developments that have taken place within health care, beginning in the early 1900s and continuing to the present day. The emphasis lies on the 1950s to the 1970s. The museum, opened in 1993, is located on the ground floor of Western Uusimaa Hospital. The work at the hospital is […]


Lastenlinnan museo

This museum, housed in the genuine hospital environment of Lastenlinna, or the Children’s Castle, gives a voice to the smallest of us. Among the items on display are a 19th century pacifier, Arvo Ylppö’s horrible but educational wax head dolls and an endearing swing for premature babies used to strengthen the newborn’s lungs. The story […]


Kellokosken sairaalamuseo

In the grounds of Kellokoski Hospital stands a blue wooden house where you can learn about the forms of care and treatment of mentally ill people. There are some shocking items on display, such as an electric shock machine, straitjacket and surgical items used in lobotomy surgery. The museum exhibition sheds light on the lives […]