Languages: English, Swedish, German
Ms Kristiina Liinaharja
Tel. +358 3 436 0007
Mobile: + 358 40 590 7826
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.
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).
Accommodation in cottage/outbuilding €25/person/day. Bed linen €5/person. Breakfast €5, picnic lunches €6-20.
Tents and campervans €20/day.