Palander House

Palander House, Hameenlinna: Hours, Address, Palander House Reviews: 5/5

Palander House
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
About
Palander House presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hameenlinna family 100 years ago. The museum showcases a variety of room ensembles, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen. The museum is located in the north-east corner of the city centre in an area with lots of period houses. Admission fee includes a guided tour. These are held every 30 minutes. Opening Hours 2.5.–31.8. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m. 1.9.–30.4. Sat–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Christmas Exhibition 30.11.2019-6.1.2020 Mon–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
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< 1 hour
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland22,049 contributions
Aug 2019
This wooden house was an upper-class residence from late 19th century. It presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family 100 years ago.

There are many rooms for different purposes, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen.

The museum can be visited only with a guided tour. They start every 30 minutes.

We were the only ones on our tour and got an interesting 50-minute trip to the past.
Written 14 August 2019
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Adventure
Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited the Palander house on the recommendation from a lady in the Sibelius museum. What a wonderful little museum, the house dates back to the 1800's and is set out in the time period of the turn of the last century. There is an enterance fee of about 5 euros. We were met by our guide dressed in period costume of the late 1800's, you can only visit the house with a guided tour which takes place about every half an hour. Shoe covers are provided and there is an option of taking a small chair with you to sit on in each room as the guide explains things. The house consists of about 8 rooms, we started in the reception room where the guide told the history of the building. She explained about the items around the room, before we moved into room 2, which was a kind of bedroom, she explained about the habits of the time and told stories of the family who lived there. From here we moved into the third room, which was the dining room. A table was set out for Sunday dinner, she explained about all the different foods set out on the table as well as the origins of the different cutlery. The next room was a kind of lounge or meeting room with plants and furniture from the time period. The next room had copper cooking utensils and our guide explained their different uses and purposes. The Children's room was next, all kinds of period toys and the childrens clothes, as well as a nice dolls world in a cupboard. The last room was the kitchen with a big wood oven to cook on and again examples of different cakes and bread which they would have cooked at the time. I must explain that all the food products where not real but imitation although they did look very real. Our guide was excellent she made the tour very interesting with her knowledge and facts mixed with stories of the family life of the time. The whole tour took about an hour perhaps because it seemed that our guide wanted to tell everything. I enjoyed every minute.
Written 1 August 2019
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Cristin C
Bucharest, Romania435 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A guided tour of this museum is made, explaining all the customs of a traditional Finnish family from the end of the 19th century.
All museum pieces are well preserved and restored, including the house. An interesting visit
Written 30 June 2019
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Mrs_Travelling
Hyvinkaa, Finland174 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Palander House presents the lifestyle of a family about 100 years ago. The museum showcases a variety of rooms from kitchen to gentlemen’s room to a salong to a children’s room.
We happened to have a private tour (included in the admission) with my husband, because no one else was there at that time.
Written 3 October 2018
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Vagabond_of_StAlbans
St. Albans, UK140 contributions
Jul 2016
This is a lovely museum in a historic building, illustrating life as it was a hundred years ago. You can buy a combined ticket for the Sibelius House and this museum, they are less than ten minutes walk apart.
The visit at Palanderin house is a guided tour, it starts every 30 minutes. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and offer the tour in English. It's not rushed and they are happy to answer all your questions. A real joy to visit.
Written 23 July 2016
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