Ainola is located close to Lake Tuusula in Järvenpää. It was the home of Jean Sibelius and his family from 1904. Jean and Aino Sibelius lived at Ainola until the end of their lives: Jean died at Ainola in 1957, Aino in 1969. After their parents’ death, the couple’s daughters sold Ainola to the Finnish State in 1972. Currently Ainola is a special museum under the auspices of the National Board of Antiquities. The Ainola Foundation administers the property in this capacity.
The building with ticket sales and café is fully accessible. There is also a handicapped toilet there. On the porch of the museum building there is a handicap elevator. The personnel will assist with the use of the elevator. In here you can find more information about accessibility.
Address: Ainolankatu, 04400 Järvenpää
Pekka Halonen is one of the most beloved artists of the ‘Golden Era’ of Finnish art. A versatile artist and master portrayer of Finnish landscapes and people, he absorbed the latest international trends and ingeniously applied these to the depiction of Finnish nature. The countryside around Lake Tuusula provided him with a rich source of ideas and inspiration, and it was there that Halonen developed the distinctive style for which he is renowned. Today the home has been turned in to a museum.
The museum hosts annually 4-5 theme exhibitions showcasing Halonen’s art side by side with the work of his contemporaries and later generations of artists up to the present day.
The distance between the parking lot and the museum is about 100 meters. There is a partial guard rail in the staircase leading to the atelier building. A ramp for the wheelchair can be installed in the kitchen staircase – it is desirable to inform about this need in advance. The angle of climb is sharp, so assistance is required. Guide dogs are welcome to Halosenniemi. More information about the accessibility on the website of Halosenniemi (only in Finnish).
Address: Halosenniementie 4-6, 04310 Tuusula
tel. +358 9 8718 3461
Concert- and conference center was built in 1987. The Sibelius-hall acoustic design was made by Alpo Halme. In addition to the concert hall, you will find an art exhibition, lunch restaurant and the Järvenpää tourist info. Next to Järvenpää-house lies a library and newly renovated Järvenpää art museum.
There is unobstructed access to the main entrance and hall of Järvenpää-house. The main door opens automatically. There is open access with wheelchair in all public areas inside the house. In the auditorium of the Sibelius-hall you can find five wheelchair seats. Two disabled parking spaces can be found opposite to the main entrance. Accessible toilets are in the main lobby and in the hall of the conference area. There is an inductive loop in the Sibelius-hall. More information about accessibility on the website of Järvenpää-house (only in Finnish).
Address: Hallintokatu 4, 04400 Järvenpää
Address: Kirjastokatu 8, 04400 Järvenpää
Visit Järvenpää Art Museums home page here.
Built in 1968, this concrete element church is a work of architect Erkki Elomaa.
Address: Kirkkotie 1-3, Järvenpää
Paloheimo family mansion is today a concert centrum for Sibelius Academy and doubles as the heart of Our Festival. The upper level of the old barn is restaured into a beautiful modern chamber music hall.
Address: Ristinummentie 6, 04400 Järvenpää
Address: Krapi’s Paja, Rantatie 2, Tuusula
Krapi’s Paja is a new music and event venue in Tuusula. It organizes variety of music and theatre clubs, shows and art events. In Krapi’s club evenings you can also enjoy delicacies and fine drinks provided by Krapi.
Krapi’s Paja is located on the east shore of Tuusula Lake, at the intersection of Tuusula Lake Road and Tuusula Highway (145).
Villa of painter Eero Järnefelt is nowadays a private home.
Parking at Seurakuntaopisto.
Address: Suviranta, Eero Järnefelt’s atelier, Järvenpää.
Beautiful cross-shaped wooden church was built in 1734.
There is a wheelchair ramp in the church. Switch the hearing aid to T or MT position. The inductive loop works best next to the wall. More information about accessibility on the website of Tuusula church (only in Finnish).
Address: Kirkkotie 34, Tuusula
Paloheimo family mansion is today a concert centrum for Sibelius Academy, as well as the heart of Our festival. The upper level of the old barn is restaured into a beautiful modern chamber music hall.
Address: Ristinummentie 6, 04400 Järvenpää
Photos: Maarit Kytöharju / Our Festival