Artist's home Erkkola

Address: Rantatie 25, Tuusula
Phone: +358 40 314 3471 (opening hours only)

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Artist's home Erkkola

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 a playwright and journalist.

Erkkola is a lovely example of a 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.

How to arrive at Erkkola?

Bus: Get directions using HSL Journey Planner
Bus stop (Krapi) is 500 metres / 6 minutes walk from Erkkola.

Within a short walking distance:

Within a short walking distance from Erkkola are several other places of interest:

Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage 2 minutes
Fjällbo Park 5 minutes
Lotta Museum and Lotta Canteen 5 minutes
Halosenniemi Museum 20 minutes

Summer 2022

The Unknown Designer and Architect Martta Wendelin
26.1. -29.5.2022

Somewhere here – Martta Wendelin’s Life and Art during the wartime
7.6. – 11.9.2022

Destinies of the Authors
21.9. – 11.12.2022

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Entrance fees 
Adults 6 €
Pensioners, students 4 €
Children (7-16 years), unemployed 2 €
Free admission with a Museum card

Guidance by appointment

Opening hours 2022

3.5.-28.8. Tue – Sun 10-17
31.8.–11.12. Wed – Sun 12–17

Service languages (advance booking required):
Swedish, English, German