The Finnish Museum of Refrigeration Technology was founded in Ylöjärvi, Antaverka on February 23, 1986. The operation began in the loft of the barn on the Härkilevo farm. The new part of the museum, which was built specifically for museum use, was completed in the early 1990s, allowing larger machines to be received and stored. The museum celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016.
|Children younger than 15 years have free entrance.|
The fee includes a guided tuor in the museum, coffee service with coffee bread and guiding to the neighbouring St Michaels Chapel. There is no admission fee to the chapel.
Founder Vuorineuvos Paavo V. Suominen has been collecting refrigeration items for 50 years. The Finnish Museum of Refrigeration Technology was in the possession of its founder for a long time. In the spring of 2004, the museum received its own foundation to protect it. The purpose of the museum is to tell history of the Finnish refrigeration industry, from the collection of ice blocks on the lake to the latest technology.
The mission of the museum is to serve everyone interested in the refrigeration industry and its history, as well as the business world. The Finnish Museum of Refrigeration Technology is the only museum in its field in Finland and also rare in Europe.
We also welcome groups of 10-40 persons.
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