Heritage Village

VIRRAT | Come and see what life was like in Virrat over a hundred years ago! The Heritage Village is a unique museum area, where old buildings and exhibitions vividly tell about people’s work and leisure time from the 19th century to the 1960s. In the old cultural landscape on the historically valuable island of Marttinen, you can get acquainted with the peasant life at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the everyday life of loggers and forestry work in the 1950s and 60s. The Heritage Village also has several other old buildings such as the old Inn’s stable (1820s), the smock mill (1828), the smoke sauna (1840s) and the Village Storehouse (1878). The area also has the War Veteran Museum, which presents the military history of the 20th century, the Herraskoski Canal and the old workers’ house, and Restaurant Mikontalo. There is also a playground and a kiosk open during the summer.

The museums, buildings, exhibitions and events of the Heritage Village are open during the summer season. Guided museum tours are organized for groups throughout the year. The Heritage Village is located along Järvi-Suomentie (road 23) about four kilometers from the center of Virrat in the direction of Parkano and Pori. •

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