Sites: Lotta Museum, Anti-Aircraft Museum and Hyrylä area
Arriving by train: Take the commuter trains R or D to Järvenpää railway station. You may check the timetables at vr.fi. Hotel Scandic is located only a couple of minutes’ walk from the station.
At about 10.15 board the Visit Lake Tuusula bus at Järvenpää Railway Station
Arrive at 10.35 Lotta Museum
Address: Rantatie 39, Tuusula.
The museum’s exhibitions tell the history of the women’s Lotta Svärd organisation. Lotta Museum is located on the Syväranta site, in the middle of scenic Tuusula Rantatie Museum Road.
The Lotta Museum recounts the difficult wartime years, when women's roles in voluntary nursing, food supply, equipment maintenance, communication and fund-raising work was instrumental in helping the country to come through. The Lottas were active both during war and peace, and the museum displays an interesting array of objects, from a wartime telephone exchange to a jewel-inlaid bridal crown.
The everyday field work of a Lotta is illustrated in the exhibition outdoors. The fountain and the spider-shaped gate of the splendid garden are reminiscent of the previous magnificent history of Syväranta.
The modern exhibition with its multi-video presentations offers various dramatised and narrative-accompanied tours. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee in special Lotta coffee cups with homemade pastries at the Lotta Canteen.
There is a delightful small museum shop. Museum cards are accepted.
At 12.05 board the Visit Lake Tuusula bus at the Lotta Museum bus stop.
At 12.20 you will arrive at the Anti-Aircraft Museum
This military history, specialist museum showcases Finnish anti-aircraft systems from 1925 to today. In addition to its extensive outdoor exhibition space, the museum offers two showrooms and the Captain’s residence, the oldest building in Tuusula, which was built in the 1700s and showcases the military tradition of Tuusula.
Outdoors, space is provided for the heavy anti-aircraft artillery. The firing unit, target radars and missile preparation sites are sign-posted.
The café serves light refreshments. Museum cards accepted.
Lunch restaurant suggestion:
Address: Tykkitie 1, 04300 Tuusula
Restaurant Kerho is located a short walking distance (900 m, 12 minutes) from the Anti-Aircraft Museum. It is located in an historic red, brick-built garrison building dating to 1906. From 1973 to 2006 the building was used as an army officers’ club. Restaurant Kerho serves lunch from 11 am to 2.30 pm, but special summer menus also available. There is also a café and a rustic bakery shop.
The nearest hop-on, hop-off bus stop is at Hyrylä Bus Station, located only 6 minutes / 500 m away. There, you can board a bus heading back to Helsinki or continue with the hop-on, hop-off bus.
At 14.50 take the Visit Lake Tuusula bus from the Anti-aircraft museum or Hyrylä bus station stops
Time for a relaxing sightseeing tour! The bus travels via the rural east side of Lake Tuusula and Vanhakylä Manor to Järvenpää town centre
At 15:35 Järvenpää city centre or Järvenpää Art Museum
If you are travelling by train, you can reach Järvenpää railway station in just two minutes on foot, when hopping off at Järvenpää Art Museum; but why not stay for longer in Järvenpää? There are many delightful shops and restaurants nearby!