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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. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, in the summer of 2021 it will not be possible to take part in the chores. Instead, you can follow the chores of the villager’s and chat with them to find out the latest gossip in the Ironworks!

The Summer Chores

In the summer, you can meet the inhabitants of the Ironworks going about their daily choirs in the Museum area of ​​Hammarbacken. Under normal circumstances, you would be able to take part in various chores such as baking bread in the bakery, casting tin soldiers in the foundry or do traditional handicrafts. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, in the summer of 2021 it will not be possible to take part in the chores. Instead, you can follow the chores of the villager’s and chat with them to find out the latest gossip in the Ironworks!

Open: 9.6.-6.8.2020, Wednesday – Friday 11am – 4pm

Location: Museum area

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English

No advance booking

The Christmas Chores

The information is being updated during Fall of 2021.

Little Candle Workshop

Time: Saturday 28.11. and Saturday 5.12.2020 at 11–14. Location: The Bakery House of the Museum.

‘Himmeli’ Straw Decoration

Time: Saturday 12.12. and Saturday 19.12.2020  at 11–14. Location: The Main Building of the Museum.