Kangasala Local History Museum
The charming and cozy Kangasala Local History Museum takes you through a fascinating history of Finnish culture, royal families and stories of transformation from a historical farming society to the modern Finland we know today. It is situated in a three-storied, old picturesque stone building. This old stone grain storage was built for its original purpose in 1833-1835. It was converted to a museum in the 1950s. The Kangasala Local History Museum is owned and operated by Kangasala–Seura ry, a regional history association.
The museum has three floors of fascinating exhibitions, housing about 1700 cataloged items. These items have been donated by private donors from Kangasala. On the first floor, you can view items from the past centuries like working tools and household items which were used in building, hunting, fishing and household care. On the second floor, you can find the specialties of the museum and feel how the royals and upper class lived in the 1500s with detailed and intriguing historical models. There is also an unique depiction of how a Stone Age family lived in their time. Apart from the permanent exhibitions, the museum has various temporary exhibitions which involve the history of Kangasala.
Outside, in front of the museum, you can see stunning and rare orbicular granite, which has origins that date back more than 2000 million years. It was formed when solid rocks fell on a melted mass of stone which formed its beautiful and interesting surface. The stone was moved to its current location from the Haapaniemi village in 1967.
The museum is open during the summer from June to August.