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Christmas in a Merchant's Home

Holm House, Porvoo Museum, Porvoo

  • 23.11.2022–15.1.2023

This year Christmas in Porvoo Museum takes us to the 18th century to visit the merchant family Holm.


The Christmas additions in the permanent exhibition of the Holm House tells how people prepared for Christmas and celebrated Christmas. The dinner table in the salon is full of delicacies and the table is set with a green-rimmed Rrstrand-crockery bought in Stockholm. The candles that bring a lovely mood are not the ordinary tallow candles but luxurious wax candles. On the side table is set as a liquor table, an important part of all feasts, where people could pick up drinks and snacks to whet the appetites.

In the other rooms of the exhibition there are other Christmas traditions, such as presents. In the 18th century gift-giving was still a new Christmas tradition. Christmas presents werent given by a Santa Claus with reindeer, instead they were thrown suddenly in through the door or brought in by a person in a disguise. The presents have clever, rhyming verses on them that can reveal whats inside and who the gift is from. In the 1700s Christmas was also a spiritual festival of goodwill. In the kitchen there are bread and candles for the poor.

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Museum contact details

Holm House, Porvoo Museum
Vlikatu 11, 06100 Porvoo; Mellangatan 11, 06100 Borg

040 040 7475

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Holm House, Porvoo Museum, Vlikatu 11, 06100 Porvoo; Mellangatan 11, 06100 Borg


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

10/6/0 Samalla lipulla Vanhaan raatihuoneeseen. Med samma biljett till Gamla rdhuset.

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Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-16:00
Thu 12:00-16:00
Fri 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-16:00

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