Pentala Archipelago MuseumPentala Archipelago Museum is the perfect summer day destination. On Pentala Island, seaside Espoo shows its best qualities. Visiting the Archipelago Museum is a holistic experience combining sea travel, a museum visit and the unique nature of Pentala Island.
Pentala's Gurli House is a home museum where time has been stopped until the last summer of the fisherman's widow Gurli Nyholm's life in 1986. An exhibition about year-round fishing can be seen in the thatched-roofed beach fence. You can also enter one of Espoo's oldest residential buildings, a fisherman's cottage built in the late 18th century, from the window of which you can admire the same seascape as the summer residents who once vacationed in Pentala.
Combine a museum visit with nature hiking and lunch in the archipelago. The nature trail that starts from the museum area takes visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the Pentalanjärvi lake and the sandy Diksand beach. You can bring your own lunch to Pentala or enjoy the delicacies of the Cafe Lillstugan and the Archipelago Restaurant Paven.