Local history museum
The museum is open in the summer from 29 June to 7 August, from Wednesday to Sunday at 11am–5pm at Museotie 1. The Ruovesi local history museum is a typical house museum that shows what life was like in a medium-sized self-sufficient peasant house in northern Tavastia at the turn of the 19th century. It has the warm atmosphere of an occupied house: you can almost sense the presence of the householders.
The museum contains a collection of more than a thousand beautiful objects representing the handicrafts of our forefathers. Local doctor Einar Palmén began collecting these items in the 1920s.
Group reservations: Helena Thomenius. Tel: +358 44 526 2118. Entrance fees: adults: EUR 2; students, conscripts and pensioners: EUR 1; free entry for children under 12 and groups of Ruovesi school pupils; groups of school pupils from other municipalities: EUR 1 per pupil.
Ruovesi tourist information 3 June–18 August, open daily 11am–6pm. Tel: +358 44 787 1388.
Email: matkailu(at)ruovesi.fi (service in Finnish and English).