Summer at Stundars 2020

We open for the summer season on June 22nd, and the museum will then be open every day (Mon-Sun) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. until August 15th.

Here you can step right into the rural lifestyle of bygone days!

In the olden days, summer was the busiest season of the year, and it still is, at Stundars! A lot happens during summer time at Finland’s third largest open-air museum. There are everyday chores to take care of and handicrafts as well. The animals must be tended to. The museum has an active everyday routine and during your visit you will notice that many chores and customs from the past still play a relevant role today.

You can learn more about country living in the past from our guided tours and mini-exhibitions. There is a guided tour specially designed for children. In the village school, you can take part in an old-fashioned lesson and have a go at identifying various types of wood.

The animal park is open throughout the summer, and the keeper who tends the animals is here several days a week.

This summer we will be introducing our new theme day concept, with theme days on the topics Textiles, Cooking and Animals.

Epidemics existed in the past too. At Stundars, we are well prepared for the current situation and you can receive advice and guidelines on how to behave on our premises from the information kiosk when you purchase your ticket.

Mondays

Guided tour of the Stundars farm animals 11:15 a.m.

You get the chance to feed and tend to the animals. The tour is accessible to those with children’s prams and wheelchairs.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 45 mins.

Guided Tour at 1 p.m.

How did people live over a hundred years ago? What was a typical working day like? How did homes, schools and shops look, and what was the history behind them? You can hear about these things and observe many other aspects of Ostrobothnian rural life on our guided museum tour. During the summer of 2020, all tours will be conducted outdoors and visitors can acquaint themselves with the indoor areas independently.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 45 mins.

Tuesdays

Animal Park Day, 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Animal Park tour, 11:15 a.m.

You get the chance to feed and tend to the animals. The tour is accessible to those with children’s prams and wheelchairs.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 45 mins.

Rabbit time 12:00 noon

Feeding and caring for the rabbits with the help of the Stundars farm animal keeper.

Pony visit to the farm, 1.30 p.m.

Feeding and caring for the pony with the help of the museum’s animal keeper.

We visit all of the animals together with the animal keeper at 2 p.m.

Children’s tour 1 p.m.

What was life like for children in the olden days? Did they go to daycare, or did someone else take care of them when both Mum and Dad had their hands full with the work of running the farm? Did the children do some of the farm work, and was there any time left to play?

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 20 mins.

Wednesdays

Animal Park tour, 11:15 a.m.

You get the chance to feed and tend to the animals. The tour is accessible to those with children’s prams and wheelchairs.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 45 mins.

A class from the past 1 p.m.

Once the hygiene check of ears and nails is finished , the day’s lessons can begin at the village school. We read, write and do maths using traditional, tried and tested methods. The teacher hopes no one will have to be sent to the dunce’s corner, but that happens unfortunately, now and then.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 30 mins.

Thursdays

Guided Tour 1 p.m.

How did people live over a hundred years ago? What was a typical working day like? How did homes, schools and shops look, and what was the history behind them? You can hear about these things and observe many other aspects of Ostrobothnian rural life on our guided museum tour. During the summer of 2020, all tours will be conducted outdoors and visitors can acquaint themselves with the indoor areas independently.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 45 mins.

Fridays

Children’s tour 1 p.m.

What was life like for children in the olden days? Did they go to daycare, or did someone else take care of them when both Mum and Dad had their hands full with the work of running the farm? Did the children do some of the farm work, and was there any time left to play?

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 20 mins.

Saturdays

Children’s tour 11.15 a.m.

What was life like for children in the olden days? Did they go to daycare, or did someone else take care of them when both Mum and Dad had their hands full with the work of running the farm? Did the children do some of the farm work, and was there any time left to play?

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 20 mins.

A class from the past 1 p.m.

Once the hygiene check of ears and nails is finished , the day’s lessons can begin at the village school. We read, write and do maths using traditional, tried and tested methods. The teacher hopes no one will have to be sent to the dunce’s corner, but that happens unfortunately, now and then.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 30 mins.

Sundays

Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

How did people live over a hundred years ago? What was a typical working day like? How did homes, schools and shops look, and what was the history behind them? You can hear about these things and observe many other aspects of Ostrobothnian rural life on our guided museum tour. During the summer of 2020, all tours will be conducted outdoors and visitors can acquaint themselves with the indoor areas independently.

Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English.

Duration: Approx. 45 mins.