Vekkilä Museum Farm

Ms Kristiina Liinaharja
Kirjurintie 2
31300 Tammela
Tel. +358 3 436 0007
Mobile: + 358 40 590 7826

Languages: English, Swedish, German

  MUSEUM FARM AND SURROUNDINGS: The family estate of Vekkilä in the village of Tammela with its main building and surroundings welcome the visitors to their charming 18th century atmosphere. The museum and café are open from 12 noon till 6 p.m. on summer Sundays. The farm has native sheep, cows, pigs, hen and horses. The garden is overflowing with bushes and apple trees. The area features many traditional biotopes. Particularly suited for families with young children and groups (max 50 people).
     Bed and breakfast accommodation in simple cabins and an outbuilding (sleeping 2 to 4). Also camping. Meals for pre-booked groups with preference for local food. Home-baked organic rye bread is served as well as smoked lamb and jams.

WHAT TO DO: Events, demonstrations and courses. For prior arrangement, horse-riding, caring for animals, canoeing trips and nature walks as well as theme days of traditional skills and crafts. Attractions such as Kala-apaja fishing centre, the Royal Mansion in

  Mustiala, Saari National Park, Kaukolanharju viewing tower, Häme Visitor Centre and two other national parks. A versatile network of walking routes. Camping and sports equipment available for a loan. In the summer, historical and musical festivals, outdoor theatre performances.

DIRECTIONS: Public transport: Railway station in Hämeenlinna, 40 km. Bus stop 200 m (visitors can be collected for a charge). Cars/bikes: Follow Road 2 from Helsinki. Before reaching Forssa, turn right and, after 4 km, right again towards Tammela. In ammela village, drive past the church towards Porras. At Vattenfall turn right to Vekkiläntie Road and Kirjurintie Road.

OPEN: Museum/café June-August on Sundays; accommodation May-September (R, 3-6 days for large groups).

PRICES: Accommodation in cottage/outbuilding €25/person/day. Bed linen €5/person. Breakfast €5, picnic lunches €6-20. Tents and campervans €20/day.