Artist Home Erkkola

ErkkolaThe home of poet J. H. Erkko was built in 1902 on road Rantatie in Tuusula. Today Erkkola stages various art exhibitions focusing especially on illustration art and other cultural events.

Juhana Heikki Erkko (1849–1906) was one of the prominent figures of Finnish culture in the late 19th century. He was a popular poet and playwright, often contributing to the ideals and efforts of his era. Erkko was a powerful and versatile advocate of Finnish culture and adult education. Many of his poems were set to music and continue living as songs.

Aleksis Kivi memorial cottage

Erkko was inspired by another Finnish author, Aleksis Kivi (1834–1872), who is famous for the first novel written in Finnish, The Seven Brothers (1870). Kivi spent his last months in a modest cottage just across the road Rantatie. The Aleksis Kivi memorial cottage is open during the summer season and has a free entry.

Complete your visit to Erkkola by taking a stroll in the beautiful park of Fjällbo at the waterfront of Lake Tuusula.

Welcome to enjoy the art and events at Erkkola!

Safe visit to the museum

Artist Home Erkkola has taken several measures at the to ensure the safety of customers and employees.

The number of visitors in the museum is limited to a maximum of 30 people at a time, which may cause the museum to be queued. We accept max. 20 persons group or guided tour bookings.

The COVID-19 situation is monitored and changes to the measures are made as the situation requires.Ticket office have plexiglass protection to protect customers and staff. Adequate safety clearances are maintained. Disinfectant gel for hands are available at the ticket office and there is a hand washing facility in the toilet in the outbuilding. Special attention is paid to surface cleaning. The staff instructs customers for safe movement and directions in the museum.

Language versions of the exhibition catalogue and museum presentation are available on Erkkola's website.

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Events and exhibitions

Every year the museum hosts 3-4 theme exhibitions.