On the guided tour we learn about the old ways of living and culture in rural areas of North Karelia. The museum area of Kesälahti is home to the biggest savutupa, smoke house, in Finland, dating to 1725. In smoke houses the firepit was open with no chimney, allowing the smoke of the heating fire to come into the house. This way of housing was still used widely in the early 20th century in Finnish countryside. During the tour we also take a look at the summer exhibitions of the museum area. This summer blacksmith Juhani Krappen and textile artist Sirpa Viitanen are showing their works.
The museum area and café are open 26.6.- 3.8.2019 from Tuesdays to Fridays 11am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm
Availability: 26.6.-3.8. from Tuesday to Saturday at 12 pm
Adress: Kirkkotie 9, Kesälahti
Minimum 1 person
Price: 3€/person, under 15 years old free of charge
Bookings: on the previous day by 4 pm
+358 40 775 9467