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Ironworks Villagers’ Activities

Join living history with the inhabitants of the Ironworks! You may have wondered how flour was ground in a hand-mill, the dough was made, and bread was baked in a woodfired oven, or how the laundry was washed and mangled earlier in days gone by? Maybe you also have sometimes wondered what it would have been like to work at the workshops of the Ironworks and how casting is done? The Ironwork Villagers’ Activities offer an experience and opportunity to try out different traditional chores and hand skills. Participating is easy as no advance booking is required. The chores are suitable for both children and adults and are a great way to spend time with the family. In summer, grazing domestic animals can also be seen in the Museum area.

The Summer Chores

In the summer, you can meet the inhabitants of the Ironworks going about their daily chores in the Museum area of ​​Hammarbacken. You will be able to take part in various chores. On Wednesdays we’re doing traditional handicrafts, on Thursdays we’re baking flatbread in the bakery, and on Fridays we’re casting tin soldiers in the foundry.

Open: 8.6.-12.8.2022, Wednesday – Friday 11am – 4pm

Location: Museum area

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English

No advance booking

The Christmas Chores

Baking of gingerbread cookies

Time: Saturday 27.11 at 11–16 o’clock

Location: The Bakery House of the Museum.

Fee: Voluntary fee

Christmas card workshop

Time: Saturday 27.11 at 11-16 o’clock

Location: The main building of the Museum

Fee: 3€ / person

Traditional sweets workshop

Time: Saturday 4.12 and Saturday 11.12 at 11-14 o’clock. No reservations, the workshop starts every full hour and up to 8 persons can participate per group.

Location: The main building of the Museum

Fee: 3€ / person

Straw ornaments for Christmas

Time: Saturday 18.12 at 11-14 o’clock

Location: The main building of the Museum

Fee: 3€ / person