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- I liked this museum. It tells about the history of Vasa and Osterbotten and they have also many important paintings from the golden age of Finnish painting in the Hedmans collection. Well worth visiting.Written 23 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What a fascinating place. When you hear of a site of a meteorite impact you are thinking of a big crater, perhaps a sign of the tremendous power of a meteorite hitting the earth.
Well at Meteoriihi there is the mildest of craters, if it was not for the small farming strips, assorted in a giant circle surrounded by trees, you would not know this was a crater. This is probably why it is so special, on discovering the history of the site it used to be full of water and then there was a giant land reclamation project which turned it into shared farmland.
There is a tower to climb and get a good 360 view of the crater. The place has an information centre but it was closed during our evening visit. There are use useful information boards around giving details on the history of the site. I love these small semi-unknown tourist sites!Written 10 August 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- If one wants to get to know Vasa and its surroundings, this is the place to go. The landrising in the area is a world Record which affects the nature in an obvious way. In this Museum one can learn all about it. If one doesn’t have a car to go and explore by oneself, this is a good option. Be sure to visit the part called Terra Nova.Written 3 July 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Nice local museum. Three floors of interesting stuff. Exhibition is big but could be more informative. Worth to visit.Written 1 June 2019
- Nice building, not too big. Beautiful surroudings. Exhibitions always sort of surprise. Keep your eyes and mind open! Cafe closed at the moment, should open again in January 2019.Written 30 November 2018
- Really small museum but in 3 floors. NIce personell and very blanced and good exhibitions. In city center.Written 4 March 2021
- Great way to explore life in old times. Worth to pay extra for guided tour. Great way to spend little over an hour in History of old time farm life.Written 18 September 2017
- Vanhan Vaasan museo - The Museum of Old Vaasa – is located next to Old Vaasa Ruins in the Wasastjerna House which was built for shipowner Falander and completed 1781. It was the only privately owned stone building which was spared in the great fire of 1852.
You can learn about the history of Vaasa before the great fire of 1852, which destroyed most of the city as it was then. And also about a bourgeois life in 18th and 19th century. Museum's rooms are decorated with furniture of that time and it presents both the period of Russian and the period of Swedish rule.
There is also a 19th-century shipowner’s office.
Entrance to the museum is free of charge. There is also a cafe.Written 12 March 2023
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