The building: Sysmä museum is located in an old storehouse where the rural municipality used to store grain. The building dates back to 1855, and according to folklore, it has been built on an ancient sacrificial site.
During the catholic period the villagers used to gather to the surroundings of the storehouse to celebrate St. Olav, patron saint of the nearby church.
The collection: The collection consists of artifacts from stone age to the mid 90’s. The majority of the collection represents the way of life in the end of the 19th century. Through the exhibition the visitor can get to know the way of life in the local mansions, but also familiarize with the life of the common people.
Opening times and prices: In July the museum is open on sundays, between 11-14. Nevertheless, you can access the museum on other times by calling the number: +358503629973. The showing doesn’t create extra cost.
Entrance fee: 2€/person, cash.
Location: Makasiininmäentie 4, 40700 Sysmä. The location is situated about 2 km from the center of Sysmä. When travelling from the direction of Sysmä, you’ll see the church on your left side, and then the sign with the iron horse on your right, marking the road up to the museum. Sysmä museum on google maps
Parking area: The closest parking lot is situated next to the church of St. Olav.
Accessibility: To get in to the museum, the visitor needs to climb a few stony stairs, there is no access for wheel chair. The building has two floors, no elevator or toilet facilities.
Usage collection: In our collection, there are also some objects, that you can touch. They form a special section of our collection, which is called ”The usage collection.” These objects are marked with a tag, so it’s easy to recognize them.
You can take this object in your hands, turn it around, feel the texture and even smell! But also the usage collection is valuable, so you need to handle it with care.
Why is it forbidden to touch the other objects? Even if your hands would be clean, there is some natural grease in your fingertips. This grease attaches to the surface of the object, and starts collecting dust and dirt, which again, little by little, wear out the surface of the object. Also the joints of the object wear out, if it’s moved around excessively.
Did you know this: On the yard, next to the museum, there is also other things to see!
Welcome to the museum!