Not far from the other two locations of Hämeenlinna City Museum, Birthplace of Sibelius and Museum Skogster, stands the Palander House museum. It is located in the heart of Hämeenlinna city centre in the block of period houses from the 19th century. Palander House itself has also been built in 1861. It has served many purposes as a family home and later on even as a local military headquarters. In 1990s it was turned into a museum and its appearance was returned into that of 1890s-1920s.
Palander house is a lifestyle museum and it represents life of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family some 100 years ago. The museum ensembles a variety of rooms and their purposes ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servant’s kitchen.
Our opening hours vary between winter and summer season. Summer season 2.5.–31.8. Tue–Sun 12 noon-4 p.m. Winter season 1.9.–30.4. Sat–Sun 12 noon–4 p.m.
Please, check opening hours prior to your visit at our website: https://hmlmuseo.fi/in-english/
During the Palander House Christmas 2.12.2023-7.1.2024 museum is open from tuesday to sunday between 12 noon - 4 p.m. Museum is closed on 23.-26.12. and 1.1.
We are closed on 1.1., 1.5., 6.12., 23.–26.12.
Also year 2024 we are closed at Midsummers 21.–23.6.