Tytyri Mine Museum in Lohja tells the story of miners lives in a unique environment
Near Helsinki, in the centre of Lohja, you will find a unique attraction, Tytyri Mine Museum. The museum gives guided tours to the public in a real mine 100 metres underground. There you can discover the dramatic daily lives of miners in days gone by. During a Tytyri Mine Museum tour you'll get to see the tools and equipment used at the time, ranging from mining drills to dumper trucks, while the guide's stories of the miners' lives once again bring the mine to life. Some idea of the limestone mine's enormous scale becomes apparent when standing beside a cavernous section 100 metres deep and 100 metres wide. There, visitors are treated to a stirring sound and light show to the music of the Karelia Suite by Finnish national composer, Jean Sibelius.
Stay nice and cool in the Summer with a guided tour of Tytyri Mine Museum!
Tytyri Mine Museum keeps a constant temperature of +8 degrees all year round, so a two-hour guided tour is one way to take a break from the summer's heat. We recommend that you dress warmly, but if you are not able to do so, we lend blankets to people to put over their shoulders. It pays to have sturdy shoes and also a hairstyle that does not cause the compulsory helmet to fall off.
Tytyri Mine Museum is easy to get to, located just over an hour's drive from Helsinki and just under one and a half hours from Turku. Public tours of Tytyri Mine Museum (in Finnish) do not require you to book in advance, but please come in good time to ensure your place.
Central Lohja, 100 metres below ground.
Distance from Helsinki:
55 km, a 45 minute journey by car
Distance from Turku:
115 km, a one hour 15 minute journey by car
Guided tours for the general public (in Finnish) 16 May – 27 September. Tours in other languages by prior agreement.
An extraordinary place below ground for both adults and children.
Good to know:
The tour of Tytyri Mining Museum takes about two hours.
Finnish language tours for the general public: Adults €14.00 per person, children (5-16 years) €8.00 per person.