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EKTA museum

EKTA museum is a historical museum at the heart of Ekenäs. At our museum you can learn more about life and history of the Raseborg area, hear local dialects and see historical interiors. One of our permanent exhibitions tells about the life and art of the famous finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck. 


Prices and opening hours

8 € adults
5 € students, groups (min. 10 pers)
Free entry for children under 18 years

Museum card, Smartum and e-passi are also accepted as payment.


Opening hours 

Autumn & winter
Wed-Sun 11am-5pm 

Tue-Sun 11am-5pm 



Contact information

Exhibitions, Shop & Café, Gustav Wasas gata 11, Ekenäs
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The Museum Café and Shop

The museum café is located in the museum entrance hall. There you can buy your tickets and book guided tours. The café serves a variety of salty pies and sweet pastries. 

The museum shop offers a large variety of things to buy for example collectors items, silver jewellery, books, cards, glassware, handicrafts, T-shirts and items related to different exhibition themes.

The museum café and shop have the same opening hours as the museum.


Exhibitions at the museum hall


Helene Schjerfbeck's Life and Art

Helene Schjerfbeck lived in Ekenäs from 1925 to 1941. The city of Ekenäs and its surrounding areas were important to Schjerfbeck in many ways and many of her landscapes were painted in the area now known as Raseborg. Both her parents families were rooted in Ekenäs.

The exhibitions show her art as well as items and letters that belonged to her, for instance a rocking chair that is portrayed in many of her paintings. The works in the exhibition are constantly changing.


Themed Exibitions 2018-2019


Prison Camp Hell of Dragsvik

Themed exhibition outside EKTA museum, in the Ekåsen area (building H), Raseborgsvägen 37.


Art de la Chapelle

Finish Art from Albert de la Chapelle's collections.


Young Rebel

Dialogical exhibition of youth culture seen through teh eyes of 1950s and todays youth.


Christmas in the Commoner's House




Historical interiors

The Merchant's house and house of Lindblad's exhibit different styles and life in Raseborg from 1700s to 1950s.
Exhibitions are open in the summer and at Christmas time.



Raseborg Through the Ages

Exhibits items and persons in the area of Raseborg from pre-historic times until today.



A peek behind the scenes at The Collections centre LEIRA

The Museum of Western Uusimaa offices, storage spaces for the Collections, archives and reference library are located in the old medicine factory outside the city centre, in The Collections Centre Leira.

Part of collections of the museums in Eastern Uusimaa are exhibited in the Collections Centre.

Open apon request for groups mon-fri 

You can follow the life behind the scenes on Facebook & Instagram 




A people without the knowledge of their past history origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

-Marcus Garvey-



ENTRANCE (Exhibition hall)
Threshold max 2,5cm
Gently sloping slips
Doors and corridors a minimum of 85 cm
Wheelchair elevator
Walkers and baby pushchairs to borrow

Doors min. 80cm wide
Free space for turning, 1,5m
Free space beside the toilet seat, min. 80 cm
Nursery room




Groups (max. 25 pers.)

5 €/pers + guiding 80 €

Weekends and public holidays
5 €/pers + guiding 120 €

Opening fee outside of opening hours 40 €

The goup size must be at least 10 pers. to get a group discount. Standard ticket price is 8 €.

School groups
Free entrance.

School groups from outside Raseborg guiding fee 10 €.

Guiding must always be booked in advance.


Guidings and walking tours

Plan your visit and make reservations.

Get to know the Museum, app.60 min.
Short presentation of the exhibitions in the Museum hall. Suitable especially for people who visit the Museum for the first time.

Raseborg of all times, app. 60 min.
Life in Raseborg from prehistoric times until today.

A merchants life in Ekenäs, app. 60 min.
Introducing the life of a wealthy craftsman in the 1800s.

Visiting a photographers studio, app. 45 min.
A tour in a photographer's studio enviroment from 1940 – 1950s, in the house of Lindblad.

Helene Schjerfbeck – life and art, app. 60 min.
A dive into the art of Helen Schjerfbeck and her life in Ekenäs and elsewhere.                                    



Dramatized tours

Dramatized tours are arranged for groups mainly during the summer, but can also be booked at other times. All inquiries and bookings of dramatized Helene Schjerfbeck tours via Anne Ingman tel. 045-612 2513 or Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.

Showing the places where Helene Schjerfbeck lived and painted in Ekenäs   1925 - 1941.

17 €/pers. (including entrance to the Museum)

A walking tour introducing the surroundings where Helene Schjerfbeck spent her time painting during the summers of 1918 - 1920. 

15 € (incl. entrance to the Forngården House Museum)

Forngårdenin House Museum, Tunalundsvägen 85, Snappertuna


In the warm environment of the House of Blomberg, Helene paints and tells stories of her life and career. the stories are suitable for children as well as an elderly audience.

The house of Blomberg

The house of Blomberg is furnished in a classic 1860's style
and is open on request.


Contact information


Exhibitions l Shop & Café
Gustav Wasas gata 11
10600 Ekenäs

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+358 (19) 289 2512

Open wed-sun l 11am -17pm


Museum of Western Uusimaa & The Collections centre LEIRA
Industrigatan 8
10600 Ekenäs 

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+358 (19) 289 2500

Open mon-fri l 8 am - 16 pm
(according to agreements)

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