Seurasaari Foundation

Supporting ethnological research and publishing and studying Finnish folk art

The purpose of The Seurasaari Foundation is to support Seurasaari Open-Air Museum by means of supporting ethnological research and publishing, studying Finnish folk art and making it more widely known, organizing folklore performances and presentations on the Finnish popular culture, developing other folklore activities suitable for the Seurasaari Island area and maintaining collections and organizing exhibitions.

Our foundation is a member of the Association of Finnish Foundations, and we follow the code of conduct Best Practice for Foundations.

Upcoming events in Seurasaari

  • 19.2.2023

    Sleigh ride on Shrove Sunday

    Sleigh ride (or horse carriage ride) on Shrove Sunday at the Festival Grounds, fee: 5 €/person (if weather permits). Festival Ground...
  • 8.4.2023

    Easter Bonfires

    In the Ostrobothnia region (north-western Finland) bonfires were lit, because people in the old days believed that fires and smoke...