Wahlberg House

Finland's West Coast

Wahlberg was a wealthy tobacco-factory owner, and his home contains the fine furnishings and other trappings of a 19th-century bourgeois family. The attic is given over to the story of Uusikaupunki’s maritime history.

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Nearby Finland's West Coast attractions

1. Uusi Kirkko

0.23 MILES

The Gothic church in the centre of town was built around 1860, when architects suspected that the original Vanha Kirkko was unstable. The massive…

2. Bonk Museum

0.29 MILES

The creation of local artist Alvar Gullichsen, this spoof museum–art installation is a classic display of oddball Finnish humour. In great detail, it…

3. Vanha Kirkko

0.42 MILES

The lovely 17th-century Vanha Kirkko is one of the highlights of Uusikaupunki. In keeping with the maritime roots of its parishioners, it has a star…

4. Kalannin kirkko

4.96 MILES

Legend has it that the first Swedish crusade arrived in the 1150s at the village of Kalanti, about 9km east of Uusikaupunki. Led by King Erik, the party…

5. Kustavin Kirkka

17.97 MILES

Kustavi’s wooden church, built in 1783, features the cruciform shape and votive miniature ships common in coastal churches.

6. Torni

22.45 MILES

A 360-degree panorama of Rauma radiates from this 70m-high water tower, accessible by lift (elevator). At its summit is a restaurant serving Finnish…

7. Tammela

22.76 MILES

This quirky place is part museum, part workshop and part historical-preservation lesson. Housed in a 19th-century building in the Old Town, Tammela…

8. Rauman Merimuseo

22.8 MILES

Wandering around the Old Town, it’s easy to forget that Rauma is a port, but its maritime museum is an engaging reminder of the town’s seafaring…