Other attractions

Take a look to other interesting attractions in Jakobstad!

The Old Harbour leisure area is a great place to get acquainted with Jakobstad's maritime history.

The range of attractions is enriched by interesting special museums, beautiful churches, art galleries and architectural sights.


Old Harbour - Leisure Area

The Old Harbour of Pietarsaari is one of the best preserved old harbours in Ostrobothnia and the use of the port has a long historical continuity.


The Old Harbour has developed into a diverse area which offers modern marine activities alongside of sights related to shipbuilding and shipping history. 

The marina has picturesque red storehouses from the 18th century and some newer boathouses. There is also a beautiful yacht pavilion next to yacht club SSJ guest harbour in the northern corner of the area. 

Kittholmsskogen forest, which provides shelter to the harbour area, is one of the oldest protected areas in Finland. The forest has been protected since at least the 1720s. 



Jacobstads Wapen

A replica of the 18th centrury sailing vessel, galleon Jacobstads Wapen.

Restoration of Vega
Gamla Hamnvägen, tel. +358 40 253 1668

Restauration project of the war indemnities scooter Vega.

Open 25.6.-21.7. Mon-Fri 12.00-16.00, 23.7.-28.7. Mon-Sat 10.00-16.00, 30.7.-4.8. Mon-Fri 12.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement.

Admission: 5 €/person.

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Summer Restaurant Pavis 
Pavisvägen 2, tel. +358 6 723 7333

Yacht pavilion situated on the harbour grounds and dating from over 100 years ago. The restaurant has a large terrace and a sea view. 

SSJ Guest Harbour

SSJ guest harbour is situated on Smultrongrundet approximately 1,5 km from the town centre. 

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FantaSea Jakob Garden
Pavisvägen 1, tel. +358 400 423 204

FantaSea Leisure Park offers recreation for young and old, for holiday-makers and town-dwellers. Activities include a wave machine, water chute, minigolf, saunas, beach volley, paintball ect. 

Open from 11.6. 11.00-17.00. 
Admission: 7 €/person, familyticket 25 €.



The Museum of Jakobstad

The Museum of Jakobstad, established in 1904, has several locations in the city.


The most important one, Malmska gården or the Malm manor, is located on Storgatan and concentrates on seafaring, shipbuilding and the town culture. There are also several other buildings that are part of the Malm manor. The outhouses have various themes such as a hairdresser’s and a store from the 1950s which also sells nice souvenirs.

The exhibition hall of the town museum is in The Tobacco storehouse (Tobaksmagasinet), Jakobsgatan 9. The big and light hall suits excellet for fine art exhibitions, which are shown all year around.

In the summer you can also visit Runeberg’s cottage and The cottage of mother Westman, both of which are closely linked with Finland’s national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg.

Malm Manor
Storgatan 2, tel. +358 6 786 3373.

The Malm Manor is the most importat of the locations of the Museum of Jakobstad. The house was build by ship owner and storekeeper Peter Malm. Collections include i.e. a ship owner’s office from the late 18th century and several ship models. 

Open Tue-Sun 12.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement.
Admission: 4 €/adult

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Tobacco Warehouse Exhibition Hall
Jakobsgatan 9,  tel. +358 6 786 3354

The old tobacco warehouse houses the art and cultural exhibitions of the town museum.

Open Tue-Sun 12.00-16.00. On wednesdays also 18.00-20.00. Other times on prior agreement.
Admission: 4 €/adult

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The Cottage of Mother Westman
Visasbacken 4, tel. +358 6 786 3371

The Cottage of Mother Westman is the only private elementary school in Jakobstad to be preserved for posterity. It was J. L. Runeberg’s first school.

Open 24.7.-28.7. 12.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement.
Admission: 4 €/adult

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Runeberg´s Cottage
Östanpåvägen, tel. +358 6 723 1627

The national poet of Finland, Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-77), spent the summers of his childhood in this hunting and fishing cottage built in 1811 by Runeber's father and uncle.

Open 5.6.-12.8. Tue-Sun 12.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement.

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To see the current exhibitions and projects, please check the museum's homepage. 

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Ohter museums

Engine Museum
Alholmsvägen 71, tel. +358 50 525 1234

Engine Museum's collection features several unique marine engines, motorcycles and more. Come and experience the joy of engines! 

Open 19.6.-12.8. Tue-Sun 12.00-17.00. Other times on prior agreement.
Admission: 5 €/adults, 3 €/children 

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Pedersöre local history museum
Trädgårdsgatan 6, tel. +358 400 541 073

The local history museum comprises several buildings and related collections of agricultural and fishing equipment, rustic objects and textiles. The local history museum is located in the stone byre by the Rosenlund vicarage.

Open 1.7.-31.7. Tue-Sun 12.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement.

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Jakobstad Church
Kyrkgatan 3, tel. +358 403 100 427, +358 403 100 470

Jakobstad church is an old wooden cruciform church built in 1731. The church houses i.e. a three-meter high seven-branched candlestick which originates from the 18th ceuntury.

Open 1.6.-31.8. Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement.

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Pedersöre Church 
Vasavägen 118, tel. +358 403 100 477, +358 403 100 469

Pedersöre Church is a stone church which dates back to the 13th century. The church is one of the oldest churches in Ostrobothnia but it has lost its original appearance due to modification in the 1700s. 

Open 1.6.-31.8. Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement. 

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Narsgatan 2, tel. +358 6 723 6278, +358 50 587 5717

Orthodox chapel.

Open on prior agreement.

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Art galleries

Villa Sveden
Östanpåvägen 12, tel. +358 6 723 2222

This romantic old villa from 1852 was pharmacist Victor Schauman's and later his daughter Sigrid Castrén's summer cottage.

Artist Olavi Tiala renovated it and nowadays Villa Sveden serves as a cultural center with an art gallery and a romantic summer café. 

Open 4.6.-29.7. Sun-Thu 11.00-16.00. Other times on prior agreement.

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White Box
Runebergsgatan 8

A contemporary art gallery at Campus Allegro, Jakobstad. 

Open Mon-Fri 10.00-20.00.


Glass Gallery JKH
Fredsvägen 10, tel. +358 50 590 3060

Glass artist Jari Hangassalo's working/showroom. In the gallery you can find different kinds of glass art produced with different techniques.

Open Mondays from 10am to 1pm. Other times on prior agreement.

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Architectural sights

There are several architecturally interesting buildings in Jakobstad. How about going for an architectural walk? You can easily explore the architectural gems of Jakobstad on foot. 

Jakobstad Fire Station resembles the Stockholm Olympic Stadium and the builgings are in fact designed by the same architect, Torben Grut. Jakobstad's beautiful water tower is designed by Lars Sonck and the Art Nouveau building of Jakobstad gymnasium by Bertel Jung. 

Östanlid sanatorium, a former tuberculosis sanatorium represents Functionalism. It is an example of how the knowledge of health care had an impact on hospital architecture during the first decades of the 1900s. Östanlid sanatorium has big balconies and windows and it is located on an area with xeric heath forest where the patients could enjoy the only then known cure for tuberculosis: clean air and sunshine. 

Further information from the Tourist Information, Town Hall, Salutorget 1,  phone +358 4 785 1425 or +358 44 785 1893






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