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The Niemelä tenant farm


The Museum's oldest building group, was brought to Seurasaari in 1909. The oldest structure is a smoke sauna. The smoke-warmed cottage located opposite, dating from 1844, is the building's only living quarters. A milk storeroom is reached through the entrance vestibule. In summer months, cooking took place under the shelter that stands in the yard. The stable contained space for horses on the bottom floor and summer sleeping rooms for female family members on the upper level. The yard still contains the shed for fishing equipment and the 5 outbuildings that were each the private property of family members. The farmyard features a cowshed, pigsty, and farther away, a drying barn. A boathouse used for storing sweep nets is located near the shore, along with a conical pole tent where water for washing laundry was heated.Niemelän torppa
Kuva: Soile Tirilä, Museovirasto.