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Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius

Ainolantie, Jarvenpaa 04400, Finland
+358 9 287322
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A Special Place

Our second visit, and just as lovely, very homely, and the garden is so peaceful. The first time we... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Linda C
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
A visit to a famous home as it was 100 years ago

This beautifully conserved home of the world-famous Finnish composer offers a wonderful time travel... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
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In Ainola you can learn about the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and his family in the setting of his home. Ainola is located at Lake Tuusula in Järvenpää. Welcome!
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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ainolantie, Jarvenpaa 04400, Finland
+358 9 287322
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Our second visit, and just as lovely, very homely, and the garden is so peaceful. The first time we went we booked the English tour, and I would definitely recommend visitors to do this.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This beautifully conserved home of the world-famous Finnish composer offers a wonderful time travel to the life and living of a middle class family hundred years ago.

Thank EijaMaija
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely house near Lake Tuusula. Shows domestic life of Sibelius and family. Only first floor and gardens open to public, so not a long visit. We overheard a guided tour for a group (in English) which sounded very informative .

Thank Ruth N
Reviewed 16 August 2017

On a beautiful summer day it was wonderful to visit the home of Jean Sibelius. Imfelt that he would walk in at any moment, sit down at the piano and play some of his beautiful music. The garden was just gorgeous! I felt very refreshed...More

Thank retaxus
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The house of Jean Sibelius is a mixture of a museum and a home. The museum is very home alike, the visitor can easily imagine how Sibelius and his family lived. You kind of wait the composer himself to come to his piano and start...More

1  Thank Anna-Kaisa S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Half an hour by frequent train from Helsinki, and a kilometre's walk from the station (of the same name) - though strangely it's not well signposted. Use Google Maps. The villa was beautifully set up to reflect the time Sibelius and his wife lived there,...More

Thank Nolabola
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The athmosphere is lovely. The house itself left as it was when Aino Sibelius lived here. Could even smell a hint of the cigars smoked by Jean inside the library. The area of Rantatie (Tuusula & Järvenpää) is one of the best sightseeing trips you...More

1  Thank Anne_Ilona
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We visited mid October but unfortunately it closes for 6 months from October to 5th May. However there's a useful information board outside and you can see his house and sauna from the gate. A very atmospheric place.

Thank moot
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Entry fee €6 car parking free and well worth the cost. It was the wife's idea to visit before we dropped off our hire car at Vantaa airport and what a great decision it was too. I admit to knowing little about the composer but...More

Thank DaveRuss
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Place to see and feel, where Nature inspired Composer Jean Sibelius to create his most famous music. Do You know Finlandia ? Theres a guide inside the house to tell stories of Jean's life (an entrance fee is required). Jean's home, Ainola, is surrounded with...More

Thank Tarjas_World
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