Reippi museum area
The Reippi museum area offers visitors the opportunity to take a trip back in time to discover the local history and living rural culture of Pirkkala.
The area is located in Pirkkalankylä, just a stone’s throw away from the well-known archaeological site of Tursiannotko.
The Reippi local history museum encompasses three granaries, a double barn, a smoke sauna, a blacksmith’s workshop and a shed. The museum’s collections consist primarily of artefacts of Finnish peasant life from the late 19th century and 20th century.
Located in the immediate vicinity of the museum, Reippi Farm offers visitors the chance to meet farm animals and discover the nearby juniper meadows, which have been designated as a protected nature reserve.
The farmyard café, renowned for its pot coffee and butter eye buns, serves customers at summer weekends and during various events, which are held in the area all year round. The largest of these is the Pirkkala Viking Fair, which, as the name suggests, draws inspiration from the Viking Age and the nationally notable Iron Age artefacts found in the area.
The Reippi area is also part of the 18-checkpoint Pirkkalankylä Culture Trail, which is an excellent way to discover the local nature, sights and history.