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Guided tours

K.H. Renlunds Museum offers four guided tours, the contents of which you can familiarize yourself with below. Guided tours take place during the museum’s opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 11.30 – 16 and Thursdays 11.30 – 18. Guided tours are available in Finish, Swedish and English. The guided tours must be booked at least 10 days before the desired date for the guided tour. Book your guided tour using the following e-mail address:   khrenlundinmuseo.elamys@kokkola.fi

Attention!  Please note that during the vacation season in July the availability of the guided tours may vary, please make sure you book your guided tour well in advance! During Christmas book your guided tour before 20th of December.

The size of the group during the guided tours
Please check the maximum allowed size of the group in the description of the guided tour in question.  If the size of your group exceeds the maximum allowed number of participants, then please contact the customer service using the following e-mail address:   khrenlundinmuseo.elamys@kokkola.fi

Prices and payment

A 60 minute guided tour/ group
Tuesday – Friday 50 €
Saturday 60 €
Sunday 100 €

A 90 minute guided tour/ group
Tuesday – Friday 75 €
Saturday 90 €
Sunday 150 €

The guided tours can be payed either with a debit card; alternatively we can also send you an invoice. If you choose to pay using a debit card, the payment has to be made at the Museum Shop in Roos House (Pitkänsillankatu 36) before the tour begins. The information needed for the billing (the name of the person making the booking, the name of the association, address, business ID, and the social security number of the person making the booking) are to be delivered to the following email-address:  khrenlundinmuseo.elamys@kokkola.fi., when booking the tour. The guides do not accept payments for the tours.

Please note!
The groups participating in the guided tours are asked to show up on time, so that the tour can start at the right time. If the group turns up late the time reserved for the guided tour will not be extended.

A cancellation of a guided tour has to be made at least 3 days before the intended date of the guided tour. The cancellations can be made to the following e-mail address:  khrenlundinmuseo.elamys@kokkola.fi

If a guided tour is cancelled less than 3 days prior to the intended date of the guided tour then the full price of the guided tour will have to be payed non the less. The full price will also have to be payed if the group does not turn up at all.

  • Pitkänsillankatu 39
    67100 Kokkola

    During this guided tour you´ll get to know the life and family history of merchant Mr. Anders Roos, (1785 – 1842) Jr who built Roos House in 1813. Second significant subject of the tour is Mr. Karl Herman Renlund (1850 -1908) and his art collection from the Golden Age of Finnish Art. Renlund was born as a seafarer’s son in Kokkola, progressed from a hardware business errand boy to a prominent businessman and gathered a sizeable fortune during his lifetime. The museum displays, for example, well-known artworks from the Golden Age of Finnish Art, donated to the museum by Renlund. The collection includes pieces from artists such as Beda Stjernschantz, Magnus Enckell, Pekka Halonen and Viktor Westerholm.

    Duration: 60 minutes
    Maximum number of participants: 25 persons
    Not accessible for wheelchair users

  • Pitkänsillankatu 28
    67100 Kokkola

    During this guided tour you´ll get to familiarize yourself with the sights of the Museum Quarter. The Pedagogy was built as a schoolhouse in 1696, and it is probably the oldest secular urban wooden building in Finland. The Lassander House was originally built in 1748 on Kustaa Aadolfinkatu, from where it was later moved to the Museum Quarter. Today, the Lassander House is furnished and decorated like a home of a 18th century merchant family. It also provides an introduction to the history of trade and seafaring.

    Duration: 60 minutes
    Maximum number of participants: 20 persons
    Not accessible for wheelchair users

  • During this guided tour you´ll get to acquaint yourself with the home of Fredrik and Anna Drake located in the old town of Kokkola Neristan. In 1997, the house and its contents were donated to the City of Kokkola in the will of siblings Märta and Helmer Drake, the last members of the Drake family, to be maintained as a home museum. Four generations of the artisan family Drake lived in the house built in 1835. Its contents include items spanning from the late 18th century to the end of the 20th century.

    Duration: 60 minutes
    Maximum number of participants: 15 persons
    Not accessible for wheelchair users

  • The guided tour begins at the Roos House (address: Pitkänsillankatu 39) where you will learn the history of the house and Mr. Karl Herman Renlund (1850 -1908). From Roos House the tour continues to the Pedagogy and the Lassander House in the Museum Quarter. The Pedagogy was built as a schoolhouse in 1696, and it is probably the oldest secular urban wooden building in Finland. The Lassander House was originally built in 1748. Today, the Lassander House is furnished and decorated like a home of a 18th century merchant family and it also provides an introduction to the history of trade and seafaring.

    Duration: 90 minutes
    Maximum number of participants: 20 persons
    Not accessible for wheelchair users