Heikkilä for families
Heikkilä Local History Museum makes an exciting and educational day out for the whole family. The grounds are open to the public throughout the year. Each of the buildings has its own plaque providing more information about life in the late 18th century in Finnish. The lush gardens are also a great place for a picnic on a sunny summer’s day.
Adolfiina’s treasure hunt (in Finnish)
Adolfiina’s treasure hunt is a fun way for children to explore the grounds of the farmhouse during the museum’s opening hours. Named after the farmer’s daughter, the hunt takes visitors around the gardens, providing interesting activities and educational glimpses into history and nature. Treasure hunters’ packs (in Finnish) are available in the main building of the museum.
Building spotting (in Finnish)
Heikkilä is worth visiting even when the museum itself is not open. Building spotting is our fun puzzle-solving exercise that you can print out (in Finnish) and take with you when you visit. Can you find all the buildings shown in the pictures? And can you answer the questions?
There is no parking in the immediate vicinity of Heikkilä. The nearest car parks are located at Kerava railway station and at Sinkka.
Heikkilä Local History Museum is unfortunately not wheelchair-friendly. The main entrance is accessed via steps, and the age of the building means that there are a lot of tight spaces, narrow doorways and high thresholds inside.
Prams and pushchairs
We kindly ask you to leave prams and pushchairs outside. The main routes outside are footpaths that are pushchair-friendly. However, not all of the buildings can be reached along the footpaths.
Baby changing facilities
Visitors have access to a flushing toilet during the museum’s opening hours, but there are unfortunately no disabled toilets and no baby changing facilities. A quiet space for breastfeeding, for example, can be arranged if necessary.