@ Visavuori Museum

Yesterday we visited Visavuori Museum together with friends of ours. It was the home of the sculptor Emil Wikström from 1894 till his death in 1942. It is situated in Sääksmäki, about 130 km from Helsinki.Visavuori Museum IMG_9697C
We took a guided tour. Here is some of what the guide told us. Emil Wikström himself designed the first building with a combined studio and home which unfortunately was distroyed by a fire. He then decided to have the studio and home separate and built two buildings. The one with the tower was his studio the other their home.
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Window in the cafeteria. The cafeteria which once  was the bronze foundry.
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You can see four of this lantern/lamp designed by him in the front of the main railway station in Helsinki. There are the statues in stone of two pairs of mythical giants, also called the stone men, holding lanterns in their hands.
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An organ, up in the tower, built by his brother.
The living room.
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The kitchen stove and oven.
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The family home.
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Visavuori Museum
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Finnish Silverline is sailing the lake Vanaja from Tampere to Hämeenlinna with several stops of which one is at Visavuori. We had planned to by ship go to Hämeenlinna (2,5 h). Due to unfortunate reasons we didn’t. We will make the tour an other time. But we went down to the dock the see one friend go. Thank you dear friends for a wonderful, interesting day.

4 thoughts on “@ Visavuori Museum

  1. aheikkinen Post author

    I find it hard to believe now but when I was a kid our home was not electrically heated. Back then I had no idea of how much effort it took to keep the house warm. Gosh, how old am I ? !

  2. saxsilverain

    very interesting! isn’t it nice how in the old days those things are “hand-made” instead of machine made… 🙂 thank you for sharing the pics! love them all!

    1. aheikkinen Post author

      Yes, it was interesting 🙂 All the beautiful “hand-made” things. I loved all the old beautiful fireplaces. One in every room. Then my friends and me thought about how hard to keep the house, the rooms warm in the winter and we all were happy for having electrically heated homes.


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