Pattoi farm is located approx. 10 kilometres from the centre of Juva. Pattoi is a typical wealthy farm of the area with traditional farm buildings.
The buildings of the farm that represent the traditional construction methods of the area are in original condition. In the farmyard there are a weatherboarded main building from the 1860s, a row of storehouses built of two timber frames, a timber building with cross-jointed corners and a granary. There is also a cowshed built of stone and a twostoried stable with cross-jointed corners. Located off the farmyard are a smithy, a sauna and a threshing barn. The buildings are surrounded by fields which have remained open, bounded by fences with a stone foundation for a distance of 1.6 kilometres. The tree stand of the estate is mostly old and large timber forest.
Pattoi was owned by the Nikulainen family from the early 1800s to the 1990s. After the last representative of the family passed away the farm was passed to the State Treasury. Juva municipality acquired the ownership of the farm in 2004. Its aim is to preserve the farm and reconstruct it as a museum.
The Pattoi estate was renovated through different projects in 2005–2010. Juva municipality together with the Juva Museum and Local Culture and Heritage Association is responsible for the project. So far the objects, buildings and other constructions of the farm as well as the plants have been catalogued, and buildings and walls have been restored. The tradition and history of the farm have been unravelled with the help of archives as well as interviews. This material will be adapted into a publication which introduces the phases of and the life on the Pattoi farm. The project continues by drawing and executing the museum and exhibition plans.
Jun 7th–Aug 20th
Closed on Midsummer Jun 23rd–24th
Farmsteads areas are open year-round for independent travellers
Changing exhibitions and events 2023
The annual theme is lack of electricity “Yes, electricity is good, but you don’t need it,” that’s how Nikulainen’s siblings decided. On the guided tour, you will find out how household and farm work was done before the era of electrical equipment.
– Jul 9th, forest church, 1pm–
– Jul 12th, summer eve’s yoga, 6.30pm–
– Aug 8th, Theater group Irtonaiset presents: It’s good to be together! – poems in Finnish– directed by Kirsi Talvela, ticket price 4 €, the duration of the show is about 40 minutes, 6 pm–
Person ticket 4 €
Pensioners, students and
children under 16 years 2 €
Children under school age without entrance fee
At opening times:
Tel. +358 (0)40 566 9047
At other times:
Johanna Kuusisto, Juva
Tel. +358 (0)400 136 176
Address & Map
Distance to the highway 5 is 3.3 kilometre, walking from the car park to the yard is 300 metres
In the car park is a public toilet available during the opening hours, the toilet is accessible to wheelchairs
Postal address: Juva municipality, Cultural services, Pattoi farmsted, P.O. Box 28, FI-51901 Juva
Last modified: 13 Jul 2023