Artist's home Erkkola

Address: Rantatie 25, Tuusula
Phone: +358 9 8718 3471 (museum opening hours) and +358 9 8718 3469
E-mail: erkkola@tuusula.fi
Website: www.erkkola.fi

See and do

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?

By Visit Lake Tuusula bus

Bus: Get directions using HSL Journey Planner www.hsl.fi/en
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 2021

Artist Home Erkkola is closed for now at least until April 30th due to the acceleration phase of COVID-19.

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

Exhibition: Permanent exhibition

Entrance fees (including visit to Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage)
Adults 6 €
Pensioners, students 4 €
Children (7-16 years), unemployed 2 €
Free admission with a Museum card

Guiding
Guidance by appointment

Opening hours 2021

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