The rectory outbuildings at Aspegren’s Gardens hold the Hembygdsmuseum, crammed with sleighs, agricultural equipment and hunting traps.

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1. Aspegrens Trädgård Rosenlund

0.04 MILES

A little walled oasis 1km southeast of the kauppatori, Aspegren’s Gardens was created by priest Gabriel Aspegren in the 1700s. Butterflies flit around the…

2. Jakobstads Museum

0.24 MILES

Finland’s richest man, shipping magnate Otto Malm, was the last person to live in Malm House, occupying it until 1898. Nowadays the house is the main…

3. Pedersöre Kyrka

0.53 MILES

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…

4. Skata

0.61 MILES

Originally the stamping ground of sailors and factory workers, Skata occupies several blocks north of the centre (beyond Skolparken). The oldest street is…

5. Nanoq Arctic Museum

3.98 MILES

About 8km west of Jakobstad, this gem of a museum is the private achievement of Pentti Kronqvist, who has made several expeditions to study the indigenous…

6. Fäboda Beach

4.91 MILES

About 8km west of Jakobstad, Fäboda's small sandy beaches framed by rocky inlets and thick forests offer idyllic swimming, sunbathing, surfing and…

7. Kieppi

17.27 MILES

This little museum is a three-in-one deal – thanks to donations by three local collectors. The dazzling mineral collection includes fragile crystals and…

8. Neristan

17.36 MILES

Neristan was once the working-class quarter of Kokkola, home to sailors, fisherfolk and artisans. The narrow streets are lined with their colourful wooden…