Raahe Museum

Raahe Museum: Hours, Address, Raahe Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Raahe Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
About
Raahe Museum is Finland's oldest local museum, established in 1862. The museum has grown over the decades and now consists of seven operational units. Two of the locations (Packhouse and Crown Granary) are open all year round. The Packhouse (Rantakatu 33) extensively depicts the Age of Sailing. Among its collections is also an exceptionally extensive set of religious sculptures from the 17th century.Perhaps the most famous artefact in Raahe Museum, the world's oldest surviving diving suit,the Old Gentleman - is now displayed in the diving section of the Crown Granary (Merikatu 10). Five other museums are open during different city festivals and by appointment. More information from our website.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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B T
London, UK717 contributions
High quality artefacts from all over the world
Sep 2020
The packhouse museum was really good. They have artefacts from local history including from old ships and brightly coloured old wooden carvings from Raahe's original church which are very interesting. This museum is much better than your standard local history museum because it has a wide range of exhibits from all over the world. These things were brought back to Raahe by sailors from the town. There are chinese dolls, statues, fans, japanese vases, pictures, lots of old coins, stuffed animals, necklases from africa, bow and arrows from south america and much more.
Also, it was free on a saturday which was good.
Written 13 September 2020
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imcdon
29 contributions
Raahe forA few days
Aug 2019 • Solo
I visited the Museum because My travel arrangements left me
With a day
To please myself. A very interesting hour and a half that told me everything I wanted to know about the town as history. The curator was both informed
And charming and made for a
Worthwhile trip.
Written 16 August 2019
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eleonoora2017
Rovaniemi, Finland128 contributions
Museum worth to visit
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited Raahe museum and liked! There you can see items from Raahe’s history, specially items of the time Raahe was really Marecity. Our teenager liked museum very much - like we, parents.
Written 3 July 2019
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Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit :)
Written 4 July 2019
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VirpiKH
Raahe, Finland4 contributions
a collection of curiosities
Aug 2017
The oldest privately started city museum in Finland offers a display of curiosities which seamen from Raahe brought some 150 years ago. The museum was started by district doctor Ehrström, who was interested in culture and items from far and near and got donations also from wealthy shipowners' families.
My all time favourite are small pieces of jewellery made of human hair. The saddest is a letter home from a young boy on his first voyage. He never returned as the ship he was working on wrecked.
Written 3 October 2017
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Birding_vagrant
Hanko, Finland119 contributions
I really wonder why my home town museum is not like this one
Aug 2016 • Solo
I was about to give four points because the museum attendant did not know answers to my very specific questions, but their facebook page did dig up the information for me, so it is good service, only not at that moment.
The museum had Raahe-dogs and guns. The guns were rather interesting, because they are similar to the ones used in old photos and in the 1905, 1917 and even 1918 revolutions. There were items from all over the world brought to Finland by local sailors, which makes me wonder, why Raahe is the only town with such a museum. It also had old coins and dresses.
Written 16 August 2016
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Alexei L
Raahe, Finland48 contributions
great in scale of our small town
Jun 2016
a lot to see- touching the history. diving suit, Russia-related staff, coins, old church, old house interior...
Written 21 June 2016
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Raahe Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 - 16:00


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