From the Countryside to the City - a Tour of 20th Century Espoo
The 20th century was a time of great change. How did a small Swedish-speaking parish become a large Finnish-speaking city? This guided tour explores the changes in everyday life, society and landscapes over the past 100 years through a factory worker’s cottage and the suburbs. We recommend this tour for pupils in the 8th and 9th grade.
The guided tour can be complemented with the ‘Build a suburb’ workshop. In the workshop, we explore the creation of suburbs by studying and doing and discuss what makes a good place to live. The guided tour and workshop take 90 minutes.
Tue–Sun 11 am–5 pm tel. 09 816 57052. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. Groups with reservations can come to the museum starting at 9 am. Guided tours are free of charge for day care, preschool and school groups. Tour languages: Finnish, Swedish, English. When you make a reservation, please give the group size, age of the children, name of the day care center / school and the contact information of the group leader. We are happy to accommodate special needs – please mention them when making a reservation!