Museums and Maidens – a Guided Tour of Raahe’s Museums and the Historical Trade House
After the middle of the 19th century, Raahe was Finland’s largest shipowning town. The exciting history of the bustling port town opens up to you in these two very special museums. In the Packhouse Museum, you will find natural wonders and exotic souvenirs brought by sailors from faraway locations. In the church hall, you can calm down amidst Mikael Balt’s impressive 17th century wooden sculptures. At the Crown Magazine Museum, you will meet the Old Gentleman, the world’s oldest diving suit. Delicious bakery goods and coffee from porcelain rose cups are served by maidens dressed in the 19th century outfits at the Trade House of Lang.
The culturally and historically valuable Packhouse Museum, the former city customs and warehouse room, was once called a sjömanshus or a sailor’s house. The Crown Warehouse, which was magnificently restored to modern use, used to serve as the state’s grain warehouse. In this abundance of museum objects and stories of maritime and trade, you will find something new every time you visit. The most delicious dishes are prepared in the maidens’ kitchen at the Trade House of Lang, and in the shop, you will find wonderful gifts to take back home with you.
DURATION 3 hours
STARTING POINT Trade House of Lang, Kirkkokatu 19, 92100 Raahe
GROUP SIZE 20 – 50 persons
AVAILABLE All year round, Mon-Sat 10-16
GUIDED / INDEPENDENT Guided
LANGUAGE OF GUIDANCE Finnish, English
PRICE €20 / person (incl. VAT)
INCLUDES Guided tours in museums, coffee with a pastry at the Trade House of Lang
ACCESSIBILITY The Trade House of Lang has unobstructed access, the Packhouse Museum is partially accessible, and the Crown Warehouse is largely accessible.
PLEASE NOTE The Trade House of Lang follows the instructions of the health authorities; cleaning and hygiene measures have been added. Hand sanitizer and masks are provided.
EXTRA Catering, transport, accommodation
A House Full of Stories
Mon – Fri 10 – 17
Sat 10 – 17
Sun 11 – 17 (1.6.-6.8.)
During other times by request!
You can reach us 24/7 by calling on +358 44 240 2481