From the manor to the dairy
Photo: Sakari Kiuru

This tour focusing on Nummi-Pusula and Sammatti takes visitors to the home of a folklore collector, a massive herd of tractors, the chambers of an old pastorium and inside an old, stone-walled dairy!
 
Lammintalo, the home of Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884) and a recognised cultural heritage site, brims with the ambiance of the 19th century, depicting the author’s twilight years during which he was immersed in a dictionary project. The Kovela Tractor Museum provides a comprehensive view of the history and technological evolution of agriculture, highlighting numerous utensils and everyday items found in the countryside and manors. The Nummi Museum, with its pastorium and warehouses, portrays the lifestyles and occupations in rural Finland during the 1920s and 30s, while the Valio Dairy Museum is a prime example of the industrialisation of the milk industry in the early 20th century. 
 
If this tour seems like your cup of tea, then mark your calendar for Sunday: that is the day when each museum on the tour is open! 
 
The cycling route is approximately 19 kilometres long.



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Destinations

Lammintalo – the last home of Elias Lönnrot
The house of Elias Lönnrot’s twilight years, protected by the Building Protection act, showcases architectural characteristics of a smoke hut and a high-class residence.

Kovela Tractor Museum
Machinery and equipment showcasing the technological development of agriculture, as well as textiles and other artefacts related to the life in the manor.

Nummi Homestead Museum
Hunting and agricultural paraphernalia, rooms displaying 1920s-30s interiors and temporary exhibitions in a former manege and storehouse.

The Dairy Museum
History of the dairy industry and milk processing showcased in an early 20th century Art Nouveau building.