Pentala Archipelago MuseumPentala Archipelago Museum

Learn in the museum

Come join us and experience firsthand what life was like for Espoo’s fishermen in the first half of the 20th century at the Pentala Archipelago Museum! Located on Pentala Island in the Espoo archipelago, the museum takes you on a guided tour that combines nature and history through the historic Suvisaaristo tenant fishing manor with a backdrop of the Pentala Nature Reserve.

Summer adventure – Independent tour for families with children

Can you find a treasure under a rock on the beach? Should you become a nature poet? Find out about the secrets of the fisherman’s estate! Borrow a booklet full of exciting tasks from the information desk in Villa Rosengård. If you wish, you can also use the Pentala Island mobile guide on your adventure around the museum area. Everyone who completes the Summer Adventure will receive a sticker prize. We recommend the Summer Adventure for children aged 4 to 10 and the adults accompanying them.

Museum visits and guided tours for school and early childhood education groups

To book a guided tour please make your reservation at least one week in advance. If your group requires special accommodations, we will gladly make the appropriate arrangements, but please notify us at the time of booking. While visiting the island, you can eat your packed lunch at the Lilla Villa located on the museum grounds or order food from the nearby Paven Restaurant.

Kulps! groups

School excursion day, from 9:30 am to 2 pm

The archipelago museum’s excursion day shows how fishermen and the residents of the villas lived in the 20th century and how man and nature coexisted in the archipelago. The excursion day is only available for pupils on 4th to 6th grade in Espoo schools as a free annual KULPS! visit. The day includes transportation by charter boat from Soukka Marina to Pentala and back, an active guided tour of the archipelago museum area, a self-directed nature tour of the island with the teacher and a time for eating packed lunches.  Excursion groups will be received Tue–Fri from 12 May to 26 May and from 17 August to 3 September 2021. School excursion days last from 9:30 am to 2 pm. 

Annual KULPS! visit for Espoo primary schools (4th–6th grade)


Other school groups

Life by the sea, 30-60 min

School group tours are available at the Pentala Archipelago Museum from 12.5.2021 - 3.9.2021. You can reserve your guided tour from 8.3.2021 onwards. Tours for school groups are held between 10 am and 3 pm Mon-Fri. Exceptions are from 12.5.-26.5. and 17.8.-3.9. from 9 am to 2 pm, as they are reserved for Espoo’s KULPS! groups. Remember to book your trip one week in advance. Thank you!

Ferries and passenger boats to Pentala operate on weekdays from 5.6. -8.8. Reservations can be made through Veka-Line Oy or the Suomen saaristokuljetus Oy. Private taxis and other services can be chartered as well.

Primary school, lower secondary school, upper secondary level


Early childhood education groups

Children of the archipelago, 45 min

We will explore the daily life of the fishing farm through its children’s work and play. The excursion includes a 20-minute active guided tour of the courtyard of the archipelago museum and a short self-directed walk with the teacher. Dress appropriately for the weather. Packed lunches can be eaten in the Lilla Villa building. The group can also explore the island’s nature trail on its own. Guided tours are available from 8 June to 26 June and from 27 July to 6 August from 10:15 am to 2 pm.

Early childhood education (5-year-olds, pre-school)

Enquiries and reservations:
Please contact Archipelago Museum Pentala(extrernal link)