Pälämäki Local Museum
Pälämäki Local Museum tells the fascinating tale of life as a crofter in Jämsä of the 18th and 19th century. Visit Pälämäki to see how Jämsä’s crofters made a living for themselves.
The Pälämäki Local Museum is located right next to the Jämsä city centre and Himos, on the grounds of the folk school.
Pälämäki’s museum buildings bring history to life by presenting the life of a somewhat affluent crofter family at the end of the 19th century. Although some of the buildings are from the 18th century, there are also artefacts from later periods. All the buildings were moved to Pälämäki at the beginning of the 1960s from all over the Suur-Jämsä region.
Prior to the Second World War, a rather wealthy community of landowners with large holdings lived in the Jämsä region. This made the establishment of a common croft area possible. At the turn of the 20th century, approximately 80% of the plantations grown in Jämsä were crofts. Crofters were tenant farmers, who paid rent by performing day jobs on their landlord’s farm.
The Pälämäki Local Museum´s summer season 2023 has ended.
Address: Ruotsulantie 42, 42100 Jämsä