The permanent exhibition
The Teresia and Rafael Lönnström Home Museum showcases the unique home and art collection of the industrialist couple from Rauma. The museum is located next to Kappelinsalmi in a building completed in 1942. The house was opened as a museum in 1988.
The industrial couple Teresia and Rafael Lönnström were lovers of culture and art. They filled their home with a notable collection of silver and porcelain, art glass, and fine art and sculpture. The original atmosphere of this elegant home has been preserved now that it is open to the public - the antique furniture, works of art, and the other house furnishings still stand in the places where Teresia Lönnström liked them to be.
The main body of the collection consists of Finnish paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Artists represented in the collection include Elin Danielson-Gambogi, Berndt Lindholm, Hjalmar Munsterhjelm, Victor Westerholm, Victoria Åberg, Ferdinand von Wright and Pekka Halonen.
The Lönnströms never spoke about themselves as art collectors. The collection grew gradually following their personal taste in decorating their official residence.
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January-May: on sundays at 12–4 pm, June: Sat-Sun at 12–4 pm (20–21 June closed), July-August: Wed-Sun at 12–4 pm, September-December: on sundays at 12–4 pm (6, 27 Dec closed). Museum is open also on the first Wednesday of each month at 4–7 pm.