The Suomenniemi Museum

The Suomenniemi Museum (The Nikkinen croft)

The Suomenniemi Museum, or the Nikkinen croft, is located along the village road. The house was owned by constable Matti Nikkinen (1860-1943) from around 1895. Nikkinen lived here with his wife Ida and daughter Helmi.

The constable was a well-known and active person in his community, a member of the school board, tax board and road board. He was also involved in the workers’ association as well as in the founding of the Suomenniemi ship company.

One of the rooms and later the hall housed the local library from the 1920’s until 1950. The kitchen, which had a stove, was the home of a seamstress, and later the building was used as a summer house.

The parish and the municipality swapped plots of lands and the croft was transferred to the Suomenniemi municipality in the late 1970s. The Suomenniemi local heritage organisation started the collection of objects for the croft, and the Nikkinen croft was opened to the public in 1981.

Open 2021

Opening hours

Jul 17th–18th, 24th–25th

Other times by agreement


Free admission


Riitta Kiljunen, Suomenniemi
Tel. +358 040 5672 173

Address & Map

Opinraitti 8


Postal address: Suomenniemi Association, c/o Riitta Kiljunen, Kirkonkyläntie 10, FI-52830 Suomenniemi

Last modified: 23 Sep 2021

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