Erkkola, Tuusula Museum
Charming wooden house of the poet J.H. Erkko by the beautiful Tuusula Lake.
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Erkkola is a charming wooden villa, and is one of the artists’ homes open for public. The poet J. H. Erkko’s home was built in 1902 by Tuusula Lake Road, and it was designed and built by local artist Pekka Halonen (of Haloseniemi) together with his brother Antti. J.H: Erkko (1849 - 1906) was a central cultural figure in late 18th century Finland. Erkko was also a strong advocate of culture as well as being playwright and journalist.
Erkkola is a lovely example of log-built house and it nowadays houses varied events such as club evenings, concerts, workshops and small-scale exhibitions. Erkkola is located close to Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage and the parking place for Erkkola is shared with the Cottage.
Within a short walking distance from Erkkola are several other places of interest:
Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage 2 minutes
Fjällbo Park 5 minutes
Lotta Museum and Lotta Canteen 5 minutes
Halosenniemi Museum 20 minutes
How to arrive at Erkkola?
By bus: Helsinki - Hyrylä - Järvenpää bus from Kamppi long distance bus station. Bus stop (Krapi) is 500 metres / 6 minutes walk from Erkkola. Timetables: https://opas.matka.fi/
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