Museums galore - guided tour to two museums and Trade House of Lang This tour includes a date with the Old Gentleman. After the mid-19th century, Raahe was the leading town of
Museums galore – guided tour to two museums and Trade House of Lang
This tour includes a date with the Old Gentleman.
After the mid-19th century, Raahe was the leading town of shipowners in Finland. The eventful history of the lively port can be explored at two truly unique museums. The Packhouse Museum features natural wonders and exotic souvenirs brought by sailors from their travels abroad. In the Church Hall, you can quiet your mind and admire Mikael Balt’s impressive wooden sculptures from the 17th century. At the Crown Granary, you will get to meet the Old Gentleman, the oldest surviving diving suit in the world. The best pastries imaginable and coffee in wonderful rose-adorned cups are served by the ladies at the Trade House of Lang, dressed in true 19th-century attire.
The city’s former customs warehouse, the Packhouse Museum, which is very valuable in terms of local cultural history, was previously a sjömanshus (Seaman’s House). Now impeccably renovated for modern use, the Crown Granary used to serve as a state grain store. This wealth of artefacts and stories about seafaring and trade is sure to offer something new on each visit.The kitchen of the Trade House of Lang prepares the most delicious treats, and the shop is a great place to buy something to take home with you.
DURATION 3 hours
STARTING POINT Raahe. Crown Granary Museum, street address Merikatu 10, Raahe.
GROUP SIZE 20 – 50 persons
LANGUAGES Finnish, Swedish, English
PRICE 19 €/person (cross price per person)
WHAT’S INCLUDED Guidance at the museums, coffee and pastries at the Trade House.
SUPPLEMENTS Lunch, accomodation, other transportation.
BOOKINGS AND INQUIRIES
Trade House of Lang
Tel. +358 50 513 7750
Trade House of lang
Price valid 1.1.-31.12.2020
Month Long Event (january)
Raahe, Kirkkokatu 19