Sagalund's Museum

Elementary school teacher Nils-Oskar Jansson (1862-1927) founded Sagalund's museum in 1900.
Carl von Linné (1707-1778) was Jansson's great idol and role model. Jansson dreamed of creating a living open-air museum, which would also be a botanical garden.



Villa Sagalund, built in 1911, depicts and illustrates the captivating lives of the cultural personalities Adéle Weman and Nils-Oskar Jansson.

Today, Sagalund is a vibrant cultural centre where you can experience the past in many fun and exciting way. The museum park is like a village within a village. Among other exhibits, there is an old village school, a courthouse, and a farmhouse. For school groups, Sagalund offers specially tailored programmes such as the popular Old-fashioned school day. There are also many other events for families with children and adult groups during the year.
Sagalund is also the first museum to be a member of the Association of Children's Cultural Centres in Finland. The centres activities are based on teaching cultural inheritance and on environmental education.

At Sagalund there is much to do and experience for families with children. Journeys into the past are arranged for children on all Wednesdays in June and July, and there are Teddy bear Picnics (parties) every Tuesday in July.
On the museum's website,, you can read about the current events and exhibitions. In the museum shop you can buy souvenirs, gifts and toys. The museum café serves lunch. (times?)

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  • Service available Cafeteria
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  • Address Museivägen 7
  • Phone 1 +358 2 421738
  • Wheelchair accessAccessible toilet