Guided tours in Littoinen wool area
Textile tour leads you through significant Littoinen woollen mill area and take you also to the shore of lake Littoinen. We will see an old woolen mill building itself, wooden houses for its workers, impressive manor house of the owner and in the end you can visit our wooden church.
Our professional guide tells you intriguing stories how people were working here at that time, about their active leisure time and family life.You will also hear how people live here nowadays and how life has changed after the mill stopped operating here.
History of the woollen mill area
The factory operated 1823 -1969. It was the first woolen mill in Finland and also the biggest. Patrons started to build houses around factory and they provided nearly everything for their workers. At that time you could find here kindergarten, old peoples´ house, school, church, community house and different kind of services. Even though the factory doesn’t operate here any more, you can still find those historical buildings.
Now the factory building has been converted into loft apartments. All the wooden houses have been restored well, inhabitants have beautiful gardens with plants and flowers. The whole area is very unique and idyllic.
The woolen mill area is situated at the beautiful lake Littoinen. The Littoinen village is located 8 km from Turku city.
Reservation for guided tours: Contact +358 40 356 5696/ Eeva, [email protected]
What is happening in our woollen mill area 2019
The cultural heritage of our Littoinen village is very impressive and we want to make our best of it. Each year we organize several cultural happenings.
Littoinen enchanting yards Saturday 18.5. 12 - 4 pm. Fleamarket happening taking place in different yards with music and local food.
Evening market in local park every Wednesday in June 6 - 8 pm. Come and meet local people in a cosy environment.
Littoinen traditional market at Community house yard Sunday 11.9. 12 - 4 pm. Harvest time produces, traditional handicrafts, flowers, food and special program etc.