Address: Rantatie 25, Tuusula
Telephone: +358 9 8718 3471 (museum opening hours) and +358 9 8718 3469
Opening hours 2019
6.2.-30.4. Wed-Sun 12-17
1.5.–1.9. Tue–Sun 11–18
2.9.–1.12. Wed–Sun 12–17
Guided tours on Sundays at 16 pm
Adults 5 €
Pensioners, students 4 €
Children (7-17 years) 2 €
Guidance by appointment
Service languages (advance booking required): Swedish, English, German
Erkkola is a charming wooden villa, and is one of the artists’ homes open for public. The poet J. H. Erkko’s home was built in 1902 by Tuusula Lake Road, and it was designed and built by local artist Pekka Halonen (of Haloseniemi) together with his brother Antti. J.H: Erkko (1849 - 1906) was a central cultural figure in late 18th century Finland. Erkko was also a strong advocate of culture as well as being playwright and journalist.
Erkkola is a lovely example of log-built house and it nowadays houses varied events such as club evenings, concerts, workshops and small-scale exhibitions. Erkkola is located close to Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage and the parking place for Erkkola is shared with the Cottage.
28 May – 22 September 2019
Poet J. H. Erkko was a charming personality, who published his first poems as a young student. Erkko performed at many festive events and addressed the hearts of many contemporaries. He was a man of the new era, who through studies rose from poverty to the educated middle class. Erkko was familiar with the ideologies of the time: he acknowledged the rights of labor and women and helped the poor. In his poems and plays he reflected the patriotic and political ambience of the time. Many of his lyric poems are classics of Finnish poetry. His poems No onkos tullut kesä and Olet maamme armahin Suomenmaa set to music are loved by the Finns. The exhibition celebrates the poet through pieces of art, photographs and records.
Within a short walking distance from Erkkola are several other places of interest: