Espoo gained a great new museum as the Pentala Archipelago Museum opened in June. The museum is located on Pentala Island and presents archipelago and fisherman life in a multi-sensory way.
The fisherman’s and villa buildings of Arvid and Gurli Nyholm’s estate have been renovated for visitors, and guided tours offer stories on the life of archipelago residents by the sea. During the summer, work demonstrations with an old time atmosphere will be held on, for example, rug making, tanning fish hide and leather work. Families with children are attracted by workshops in the spirit of the archipelago and an independent adventure tour. While visiting the museum, you can also explore the island’s nature trail, sandy beach and native breed sheep.
The museum area and events are free to enter, only the nostalgic Gurli’s house has a separate entrance fee. Visitors are served by Cafe Lillstugan in the museum area and the archipelago restaurant Paven in the yacht club pavilion. A mobile guide is available for independent explorers of the island.
The museum is open every day from 16 June to 2 September at 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed on Midsummer Eve and Day). From Tuesday to Sunday, the museum route boat takes the route Suomenoja- Suinonsalmi-Pentala-Soukka, departures from both Suomenoja and Soukka.
Access by private boat on Mondays.
Tickets to Gurli’s house EUR 7/EUR 5 (persons entitled to a discount), free for persons under 18 years of age. More information: