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Museum in Jakobstad

Jakobstads Museum

Finland’s richest man, shipping magnate Otto Malm, was the last person to live in Malm House. On his death in 1898, the house became Jakobstads Museum, with displays on the shipping industry and local history.
Cafe in Jakobstad

After Eight

This smashing cafe-cultural centre is the best hang-out in town, with a relaxed atmosphere, well-spaced tables, chilled-out music and a grassy courtyard garden. Lunch (served from 10am to 1pm – don't be late!) offer…
Church in Jakobstad

Pedersöre Church

Dating from the 1400s, this is one of the region’s oldest churches. King Gustav III of Sweden personally signed off on the plans to expand the church into the cruciform, though builders ignored his instruction to de…
Museum in Jakobstad


Aspegren’s Gardens' rectory outbuildings hold the Hembygdsmuseum, crammed with sleighs, agricultural equipment and hunting traps.
Gardens in Jakobstad

Aspegrens Trädgård Rosenlund

A little walled oasis lies 1km southeast of the kauppatori. Aspegren’s Gardens was created by priest Gabriel Aspegren in the 1700s. Butterflies flit around the formal flower beds and a tiny, scented rose garden. The…
Cafe in Jakobstad

Café Konditori Frederika

Everyone crowds into this central cafe for indulgent cakes and well-priced lunches. The terrace is irresistible when the sun’s shining.
Pub in Jakobstad

Black Sheep

Live music performs most weekends at this sociable pub opening to a huge beer garden. Bonus: pinball machine.