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Paikkari Cottage

Torpantie 20,
09220 Sammatti

Paikkari Cottage is the birthplace and childhood home of Elias Lnnrot, who compiled the Finnish national epic Kalevala.


The Paikkari Croft was built by Lnnrots father, who was a tailor, around 1800 on the common grounds of the village of Haarjrvi. In 1889, the Finnish senate declared the croft as a historical landmark to protect the memory of the early years of the national hero. The oldest part of the croft is the main room, which was later supplemented with a vestibule and a chamber. In the main room, you can see Lnnrots cradle and his kantele (a traditional Finnish zither) stained in black. There are objects that Lnnrot used and made himself on exhibition in the chamber: a writing stand, a manuscript stand, and a bookcase.

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Paikkari Cottage
Torpantie 20, 09220 Sammatti

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Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

6/4/0 aikuiset/elkeliset, ryhmt yli 10 hl/lapset 0-17 v. Sisnpsy mys Museokortilla

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Opening hours in summer 2020: 3.6.-2.8. Wed-Sun 11.00-17.00

Guided tours

Group reservations 18.5.-13.9.2020: