Here a story of a great Finnish composer meets beautiful Finnish nature. You can imagine what it would have felt like to live in this house in the era of Jean and Aino Sibelius; the house and its furniture have been left the way they where when Aino Sibelius was still alive in the 1960's. This is the piece of... 更多
I took the commuter train from Helsinki train station and was dropped off at the Ainola station. I followed the signs to Ainola. It was a Sunday morning and I was very hungry and it was quiet at the house because it was still closed. I wondered if I'll at least get a cup of coffee. To my wonderful surprise,... 更多
The well-kept museum home of Jean and Aino Sibelius can be recommended for any enthusiast of Sibelius' music and the national romantic era of Finland in general. Lars Sonck has combined an aristocratic manor and casual summer cottage to a beautiful home. The living room with it's Steinway was the most memorable part of the visit - once a stage... 更多
When you buy the ticket for this museum, please also consider the cafe in the same building as the ticjet office. They serve fresh pastries to a nice cup of coffee or tea. The museum itself is one of the musts along lake Tuusula in Järvenpää.
This was a visit into the past life of two famous Finns. Aino and Jean Sibelius. The grounds as well as the dwelling are available for the visit. An excellent picture of life in a wealthy family's home and furnishing a hundred years ago with an on site guide in the house (in Finnish) explaining the settings and furnishings.
The legendary Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius together with his wife Aino and 5 children lived in this house until his death in 1957. His wife Aino died in 1969. In 1972, The daughters sold the house to the republic of Finland and the Finnish cultural institute opened the house and gardens as a museum in 1974. The setting is simply... 更多