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Raahen kulttuurihistoriallinen museo
Wanha Herra
"Hello! I'm the Old Gentleman, world's oldest diving suit!"


Opening hours:

Mon-Fri from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat-Sun from noon to 4 p.m.

Free entrance on Saturdays.

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Welcome to Raahe´s museums!

Raahe Museum is Finland’s oldest local museum. It was established in 1862 by District Physician Carl Robert Ehrström, known for his diverse interests in the field of culture. The museum has grown over the decades and now consists of seven operational units. The museum at the Packhouse extensively depicts the Age of Sailing. Among its collections is also an exceptionally extensive set of religious sculptures from the 17th century. Sovelius House, the town’s oldest surviving residential building, houses a fascinating home museum, featuring the interior of a shipowner’s home from the 19th century. The Old Pharmacy exhibits one of the most extensive collections of pharmaceutical objects in Finland. The local history museums of Ojala and Saloinen provide a glimpse of ordinary life as it was in the region, while the Olkijoki Treaty Museum describes the Finnish War. The latest addition to this museum family, the Crown Granary, presents the region’s history from prehistory to the modern day. Perhaps the most famous artefact in the Raahe Museum, the world’s oldest surviving diving suit – the Old Gentleman – is now displayed in the diving section of the Crown Granary. Welcome!

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