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The Church of Korsholm
In 1776, the Court of Appeal was built in Vaasa by Gustavus III, this was the second Court of Appeal in Finland. The building, which was designed by superintendent C. F. Adelcrantz was completed in 1786. After the great fire (1852) in the town, when almost everything was burnt to the ground, the building of the Court of Appeal began to serve as the church for Mustasaari congregation. The bell-tower, designed by C. A. Setterberg, was built in the 1800s.
+358 6 356 0500
The Old Church in Isokyrö
The old church was built in the end of Middle Ages, and it’s oldest part is the sacristy. There is 114 frescos on the church’s walls.
Vaasa Church was planned by the architect C. A. Setterberg and consecrated in 1869. The church, built in an English neo-gothic style, has a capacity of almost 900 people. The last restoration took place in the year 2000.
+358 6 326 1211
Aava Kertun Kotitila - Farm
Our farm is in Södra Vallgrund, 32 km from Vaasa, in the World Heritage area. Our farm has both traditional and somewhat rare pets.
With us you can spend a day relaxing and enjoying the authentic rural environment with a cup of coffee, or attend brushing and taking care of the the animals. You can arrange a day trip for groups all year round or visit during the summer hours.
+358 45 671 9358
Bergö Café & Hantverk
Bergö Café & Hantverk is located in an old farmhouse in the middle of Bergö village.
Local crafts and delicacies.
+358 50 363 8073
Bergö church was built between 1800-1802 by the villagers and originally it was planned to be a chapel. The alterpiece is painted by Teodor schalin in 1919.
+358 6 343 0025
Bergö Local Museum
The sexton farm (Klockargården) was built in 1856 by the village farmers as residence for the parish sexton Johan Erik Munch.
The residence was donated to Bergö Antiquarian Society on august 7th 1942. The residence has since then been a local museum and is operated by Bergö Antiquarian Society.
+358 400 165 685
Björkö village church was built in 1859 and was named Maria, after the wife of Alexander II. The gallery was built in 1907, and the first organ was purchased a couple of years later. Before the village had its own church, the bible study cottage was used as a chapel.
Björkö Local Museum (Mårtes)
Mårtes was built in 1844 and today houses a museum. When visiting Mårtes, you will be able to see some of the oldest Björkö-cupboards decorated with ornate floral motifs, the first village radio, and old textiles, but also more modern items that represent how this home has changed with time. The museum area also contains the Motor Museum, the Soldier’s Cabin, and the Carding and Spinning Mill, as well as our exhibitions about the Defence Corps, the School in Björkö, and 19th century clothing.
The museum is open during the summer season.
+358 50 53 22 470
Black Wall Gallery
Black Wall Gallery is a non-profit gallery upheld by Vaasa Artists’ Guild. It is located near the centre of Vaasa, in the idyllic old military barracks area. Contemporary art by domestic and foreign artists is shown in the gallery, with an exhibition cycle of four weeks.
The gallery space is 70 sq.m. One of the walls consists mainly of windows with black curtains, and the room can be completely darkened. The gallery walls and ceiling are painted black, with a grey floor.
+358 40 679 3771
Brage Open Air Museum
Brage Open Air Museum with its beautiful surroundings lies within walking distance of the centre of Vaasa.
The Museum consists of a complete nineteenth-century farm with interesting buildings and interiors from the Swedish-speaking part of Ostrobotnia. Permanent exhibitions include the decorated Wedding Room, the Girls clothing Loft with colourful textiles and the Seel Hunting Museum. There is a model of a stone labyrinth on the area.
+358 44 012 7166
Brinken Local Museum
The Orregården farm house in the village Malax (1879) and its restored garden (as it was in the 1930s) form a unique milieu with all the farm’s objects preserved in their original surroundings. The other 20 buildings are moved to the open-air museum.
+358 50 036 2278
City train Lilliputti
Take a ride on board the Lilliputti City Train – an easy way to get to know Vaasa. During the period mid June to mid August the train makes daily tours in Vaasa. Download the timetable as PDF here.
You can also book the train for you own group, please e-mail email@example.com and ask for an offer!
+358 20 796 1300
Finland’s Library Museum
Finland’s first library was established in Vaasa already in 1794. The Library Museum provides a versatile picture of the history of the library with the help of artefacts, books and pictures. Historical book collections share the space with the museum’s alternating exhibitions.
The roots of Finland’s first library are in the Waasa Reading Library (Waasan Lukukirjasto), which was established by some members of the Vaasa court of appeal in 1794 for “their own amusement and to pass the time”. Other citizens were also allowed to use the library for a small fee. The library had a wide collection of books and maps as well as portraits and copper drawings. It is not likely, that the art items were lent, but the beginning of an art rental shop of a sorts was, however, there. The Reading Library operated until 1845, when the censorship regulations of the Russian rule forced it to close its doors. There are 30 works in the museum today, which remain from the original Reading Library.
After the Reading Library closed down the citizens of Vaasa were left without a library for five years. Lecturer Oskar Rancken stepped up, and the new library operated until the beginning of the 20th century. In the attic of the Palosaari library was discovered in the 1930s a collection of preserved tomes from the library in question. The tomes were bound in black leather backs, and therefore the collection has received the nickname “The Black Library”.
Finland’s Youth Association Museum
Step inside the Youth Association Museum. In the Youth Association Museum the visitor can get acquainted with the exciting and eventful history of our organization spanning 135 years. How did we become us? We have gathered a basic collection around thematic entities, that each recount our history.
Frank Mangs Center
The well known preacher and author Frank Mangs was active in Finland, Sweden, Norway and even the U.S.A, during the 20th century. He grew up in the small village of Ståbacka in southern Närpes. His home has now been transferred into an educational institute. The area encompasses Mangsgården, which is the old farmhouse where you can still find traces of Frank Mangs; Tröskhuset with a large auditorium and modern equipment for sound and movies, as well as kitchen and dining hall for 120 people and finally Elisgården with accommodation. There are many events organized in the building and it can also be rented for conferences and such.
+358 6 225 9210
Fänrik Ståhls Centre
+358 50 343 2642
Granholm's Factory Outlet & Coffee Shop
Granholm’s is situated in Maxmo archipelago, Ostrobothnia, Finland. We have cultured tomatoes and cucumbers in greenhouses since 1978 and produced eg. different marmalades and jams since 1989.
In our factory outlet you can buy all of our products and also vegetables and handicrafts. We also serve coffee and ice cream.
+358 (0)6 345 5002
Granösund Fishing Village Museum
The Granösund Fiskeläge (Fishing Village Museum) provides a view of life in the coastal region of Ostrobothnia, in the days when the majority of the population still depended upon fishing, seal hunting, farming and handicraft for its livelyhood.
+358 44 726 5165