Museums and Historical sites

Marela

Kauppakatu 24. The Marela museum introduces the life and lifestyle of a wealthy shipowner and his family at the turn of the 1900s, the golden age of seafaring in Rauma. Current exhibitions: Rauma 1918 and Star Fish and Other Memories from the Seas. Vaihtuvan näyttelyn aiheena Pitsien aatelia – raumalaisen nyplätyn pitsin historiaa. A lacemaker present daily during the opening hours . Open daily 10:00–17:00. Single ticket: 5€ adults/ 3,50 € seniors, unemployed and  groups/ 2,50 € students. Tour ticket to all the Rauma museum destinations (Marela, Old Town Hall, Kirsti) valid for 2 days, 8€ / 6€ / 4€. Under 18-year-olds free of charge. Museum card.

Seaman’s Home Museum Kirsti

Pohjankatu 3. Seaman’s home museum Kirsti offers a chance to really feel the history. The beautifully conserved yard with its buildings shows what it looked like in Old Rauma a few hundred years ago. The buildings exhibit the everyday life in different historical periods. Open daily 10:00–17:00. Ticket information above.

Old Town Hall

Kauppakatu 13. The history of Rauma, bobbin lace from Rauma and museum shop Kistupuad. Current exhibitions: The First Centuries of Old Rauma and bobbin lace exhibitions. Also on display the conserved altarpiece “Pyhän ehtoollisen perustaminen” painted in 1752 and ecclesiastical laces. A lacemaker present daily during opening hours. Open daily 10:00–17:00. Ticket information above.

Sammallahdenmäki, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Savulaaksontie 181, Lappi. Sammallahdenmäki is an archaeologigal burial site which was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1999. There are 36 Bronze Age burial cairns in the area. A guide is present Mon–Fri 11:00–17:00, guide fee 2€/person (cash), under 18-year-olds for free. The guided tours start from the southern information point. The terrain is rough, so the route can be challenging in some places.

Lappi Local History Museum

Museotie 2, Lappi. Lappi local history museum is located next to the Lappi church and the museum consists of three buildings: a parish granary built in 1875, a former home of the parish verger and church stables dating back to the early 1900s. The local history museum is open in July on Sundays 11:00–15:00.

Rauma Maritime Museum

Kalliokatu 34. A staircase vitrine exhibition introduces you to the Sea Captains of Rauma. The tower showroom displays the Rauma-based artist Katariina Mannio’s Black King – Piper nigrum exhibition. The exhibition examines the origins of spices and other plants and the effects of the early trade routes on western culture.The permanent exhibition displays sailing and ship building, sailors’ life and teaching of seafaring. The current changing exhibition is about the seaport of Rauma. Rauma Maritime Museum is open daily 11:00–17:00. Entrance fee 9€ adults/ 7€ seniors/ 6€ students/ 3€ children. Museum card. For more information, see www.rmm.fi/english/maritimemuseum.

Rauma Art Museum

Kuninkaankatu 37. Pinnala house, where the Rauma art museum is located, is one of the best conserved building entities in Old Rauma. Exhibition this summer: Rauma Triennale 2019 – In Praise of Boredom. The first edition of Rauma Triennale explores boredom and its many shades. The exhibition consists of a radio play created by local children, and various events taking place during the summer months. The donated collection of Eino Valtonen (1890–1925) is on display permanently in the Broman hall. The permanent exhibition includes works of Finnish artists from the Golden Age of Finnish Art. Mon closed, open Tue–Thu 12:00–17:00, Fri 12:00–19:00, Sat–Sun 11:00–16:00. Entrance fees 6 € adults/ 3 € students, seniors, groups (min. 15 people), under 18-year-olds free of charge. Museum card. Vegan cafe Kosti (in the Art Museum’s inner courtyard) is open from Wednesday to Sunday during museum’s opening hours.

Tammela House

Eteläpitkäkatu 17. Tammela house introduces UNESCO World Heritage and renovation in Old Rauma. Open daily 11:00–17:00.

Teresia and Rafael Lönnström’s Home Museum

Syväraumankatu 41. Teresia and Rafael Lönnström’s Home Museum exhibits the unique residence and art collection of an industrialist couple. The art projects of Lönnström Art Museum are displayed in the gallery of the home museum. Current art exhibitions include material from The House of Khronos project, Floating Island and Flatlands project. Open Wed–Fri 10:00–16:00, Sat–Sun 12:00–16:00. Entrance fee 5€ adults/ 3€ seniors and students, under 18-year-olds free of charge. Museum card.

The History of Photography Exhibition

Camera Museum, Isokatu 8. Cameras, movie projectors, additional equipment etc. from Daquero to digital technology! Museum shop sells collectable cameras, art, design glass and literature. Open daily 12:00–16:00.

Old Rauma Phone Museum

Eteläpitkäkatu 22. Rauma phone museum introduces the development of phones. Graham Bell patented the phone in 1876. The phone museum introduces phone technology from the 1880s to the present. Free entry. Open daily 11:00–19:00.

Historical Farm and Local History Museum Muina

Local History Museum Muina, Muinantie 7, Vasarainen. A historical farm courtyard with a collection of artifacts, and grazing sheep. Open Sun 14:00–16:00, Mon closed, Tue 12:00–15:00, Wed–Fri 12:00–14:00.