Annala Museum

Annala is one of the largest local history museums in Northern Finland. There are 22 buildings and nearly 8,000 items to admire in the museum area.

The local history museum is home to a village shop of the depression era, a lock-up, a military croft, and a windmill. There is a wide range of items at display from bankers’ hats to lumberjack tools. The origins of the Annala estate date back to the 1500s and 1600s.

The large estate was transferred into the ownership of the municipality in the 1930s, after which the estate was home to a municipal office, a wartime supply of goods, and a municipal secondary school. Annala Local History Museum was born in 1963 out of the Museum Department items of a municipality exhibition held in Pyhäjoki in 1957