Address: Sibeliuksenväylä 57, Järvenpää
Phone: +358 40 315 2213
E-mail: ahola@jarvenpaa.fi
Website: https://www.jarvenpaantaidemuseo.fi/ahola
Closed during wintertime. Opens again in May 2021.

See and do


Ahola exhibits the life of two artists, painter Venny Soldan-Brofeld and her husband, writer Juhani Aho. Soldan-Brofeldt and Aho were the first of many to settle on the shores of Tuusulanjärvi, in 1897, and the first members of the Tuusulanjärvi artists’ community, later to be joined by composer Jean Sibelius, painter Eero Järnefelt, and painter Pekka Halonen with their families.

The ticket office also has a small museum shop and a café.

How to arrive at Ahola?

By Visit Lake Tuusula bus

By train: Ainola station 15 minute walk, R train from Helsinki and Riihimäki.

By bus: Get directions using HSL Journey Planner www.hsl.fi/en

Within a short walking distance

Walking distances from Ahola to some other interesting attractions:
Ainola, home of Jean and Aino Sibelius 5 minutes
Järvenpää Art Museum 25 minutes
Halosenniemi Museum 40 minutes via museum road Rantatie.


The couple’s long-term home showcases their life’s work. In Ahola Juhani Aho wrote his novels “Kevät ja takatalvi” and “Juha” and a large number of “chips”.

Author Juhani Aho

National author Aho’s preference for outdoor life is reflected in the museum’s abundance of fishing gear and camping equipment. His books are on display in a variety of ways, including publications that were banned or written under a pseudonym at the time.

Artist Venny Soldan-Brofeldt

Artist Venny Soldan-Brofeldt was instrumental in art education and the women’s movement. As a skilled drawer she was able to instantly capture insightful snapshots on paper. The artist’s sketches, book illustrations, miniature sculptures and jewelry are on display.

Summer 2021

Opening times:
May–September: Tue–Sun 10 am–5 pm
October – April: closed

Permanent exhibition

Guidance by appointment 30 €
For groups over 25 persons 60 €
Ask for the theme guiding!

Service languages: Finnish, Swedish, English

Entrance fee
Adults 7 €
Pensioners 6 €
Children (under 18 years) 0 €
Students 4 €
Combined fee Ahola – Järvenpää Art Museum 9 / 7 / 5 €
Museum Card accepted