Museums in Ostrobothnia

Museum categories

Museum Themes

 If you are interested in a certain type of museum, you can choose the theme by clicking on the appropriate group. The museums have been divided according to their themes into 11 diverse groups that represent the museum’s collections and activity. A museum can belong to one or several thematic groups. Each museum naturally also reflects its local history regardless of the thematic category, where it is inhered.

Art and artists: various art collections, artists, artist homes, art exhibitions.

Rural life and craft: rural residential and economy buildings, agriculture items and equipment, agriculture, peasantry, crofters and farmers. Homestead museums often belong to this group.

Religion and society: vicarages, collections of clerical artefacts and textiles, bourgeois homes, merchants, tradesmen, urban life, associations, public movements, politics.

Historical people and places: authors, poets, artists, politicians, industrial counsellors, battlefields, places connected to historical events.

Nature and garden: natural scientific collections, untouched and manmade landscapes, herbal gardens, manor parks, vicarage gardens, plants, animals, rocks and minerals.

Wars and wartime: battlefields, wars waged in Finland, soldier crofts, wartime artefacts and phenomena, weapons, cannons, dugouts, post-war time.

Technology and industry: engines, machines, inventions, industry, factories, workers’ apartments, ironworks, railway, corporations, cars, tractors, agrarian machines.

Archipelago, fishing and seafaring: fish huts, boats, nets, sails, shipping company activity, shipbuilding, Finland’s sea culture, seal hunting.

For children and the childlike: time travels, exhibitions with the possibility to see, feel and play, special programme for children, toy collections. Museums suitable for families with children.

Special museums: leprosy hospital, upthrust, arctic exhibition, chicory, school museum, photography, personage museum, platers, meteorite, parsimony, postal office, bicycle.

Prehistory: ancient graves, antiquities, grave heaps, Stone and Bronze and Iron Age artefacts and tools, hiking tracks to memorial sites, restored archaic/vintage clothing.