Artist's home Erkkola

Address: Rantatie 25, Tuusula
Phone: +358 9 8718 3471 (museum opening hours) and +358 9 8718 3469

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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 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.

Summer 2019 Exhibition:
Man With A Heart – The 170th birth anniversary of J.H.Erkko

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.

How to arrive at Erkkola?

By Visit Lake Tuusula bus

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 2020

Erkkola is open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11 – 18. The maximum number of customers: 25 at the same time.

Exhibition: “Moomins and paintings” by Tove Jansson.

Entrance fees (including visit to Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage)
Adults 5 €
Pensioners, students 4 €
Children (7-16 years), unemployed 2 €
Free admission with a Museum card

Guidance by appointment

Opening hours 2020

5.2.-30.4. Wed-Sun 12-17
1.5.–30.8. Tue–Sun 11–18
2.9.–13.12. Wed–Sun 12–17

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