Tracks leading to train traffic and urban history (H train / R train)
Photo: Sakari Kiuru

How did Helsinge become Vantaa, and what was life like in 19th century Kerava? What was the significance of the Valvilla Wool Mill in the development of Hyvinkää? What did the old uniforms of the railway workers look like? This train ride to the past will answer these questions, and many more.
 
The Kerava Museum and the Heikkilänmäki Parish Museum in the vicinity of the Kerava train station, the Vantaa City Museum housed in the old Tikkurila train station, the Hyvinkää City Museum operating in the old Valvilla Wool Mill, as well as the Finnish Railway Museum located in the old station and depot area, take visitors back to the 19th century, partly also because of the buildings they are housed in: the Tikkurila train station was constructed in 1862, the Finnish Railway Museum buildings in the 1870s and the first factory building of the old wool mill in 1895.
 
What will be the most fascinating part of the trip; the imperial train with its luxurious compartments, the Italian sewing machine, the piece of a bone needle, the fresco of the master chamber in Heikkilä manor, or perhaps something else?  Hop on-board and find out!



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Destinations

Vantaa City Museum
The history of Vantaa from prehistoric times to modern times showcased in the old Tikkurila train station dating back to 1862.

Kerava Museum, Heikkilä Museum
Life of a wealthy peasant house in 19th and 20th century Kerava.

The Hyvinkää City Museum (Valvilla Wool Mill Museum)
History of the weaving industry in an old wool factory in Hyvinkää.

Finnish Railway Museum
The history of Finnish railway covering over 150 years, showcased in the former Hanko-Hyvinkää railway station.