The Raahe Museum offers experiences at seven different museum locations. Finland’s oldest local museum, the Packhouse, features an unusually extensive collection of religious sculptures from the 17th century. The main attraction of the newest museum, the Crown Granary, is the Old Gentleman, the oldest surviving diving suit in the world.
The mission of the Raahe Museum is to preserve, study, protect and make known the traditions, objects and buildings related to the material environment as well as nature, and to promote the preservation of local heritage and history as a hobby.
The museum has a wide range of services. We offer guided tours in Finnish and English for our museum locations, and our extensive photo archive, expert services and material available for borrowing benefit students, researchers as well as other hobbyists and professionals in the field. Our workshops are aimed at visitors of all ages.
The Raahe Museum also rents out premises for various club and association activities and small celebrations. Premises can also be rented by private individuals. As a new service, we have established a bookcrossing point, a place to recycle books for the benefit of all local Raahe residents and visitors
To whom and on what terms
Most Finnish museums are co-funded by the central government and municipalities. Museums also obtain financing through their fund-raising activities, including entrance fees.