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Pargas local history museum ˜ Anne’s five tips ˜ 1. Many museums tell the story of archipelago life – How have people lived in the archipelago, what did they do for a living? Learn about archipelago life by visiting the local history museum and the smaller museums. The smaller museums often have specific themes. 2. The geological exhibition in Pargas Industry Museum – Tells the story of limestone. You travel back in time, millions of years, to a landscape of high mountains and volcanoes. 3. Kirjala Norrgård at Pargas local history museum – The interior furnishings are exceptional and the pretty building depicts different epochs. Kirjala Norrgård has a room dedicated to Lenin – no less,

Historically, Finns added tree bark to their bread when there was a shortage of ordinary flour. Bark flour is made from the thin phloem layer that lies under the outer bark of pine trees.

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4. Malmnäs cottage at Pargas local history museum – The cottage has recently received a pleasant interior from the 1940s. You will find the main part of the exhibition about food, ”Till bords i Åboland”, here. 5. Pargas local history museum – We have a beautiful, large, open, green area with toys and activities for children. Bring your own picnic hamper and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The museum is within walking distance from the centre.  www.pargashembygdsmuseum.fi

Other MUSEUM TOP TIPS in the archipelago

Bark bread during famine

Bark bread wasn’t so nutritious, but it kept hunger at bay.

he once visited the farm! Learn what happened.

Dalsbruk’s ironworks and village museum, Rosala Viking Centre museum, Archipelago museum in Korpo, Björkboda lock museum, Jungfrusunds museum in Kejsarhamnen on Högsåra, The Maritime House in Nagu, Houtskär Archipelago museum, Korpo hembygdsmuseum, The Industrial Museum in Pargas, The Stone House – The Local History Museum on Utö.

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Welcome to the Archipelago  

Archipelago Tourist Broschure.

Welcome to the Archipelago  

Archipelago Tourist Broschure.