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Welcome to the Petäjävesi Old Church!

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Welcome to Petäjävesi Old Church!

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Come visit us!

 

Learn more about the four centuries old UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy life in the rural paradise of Petäjävesi!

Come visit us!

Learn more about the four centuries old UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy life in the rural paradise of Petäjävesi!

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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours on winter season:

The church is closed between 1 September 2021 and 31 May 2022.

 

We are open only by reservation. Group visits may be arranged, if the visit is reserved at least two weeks in advance. The reservation has to be paid in advance. Reservations and more information: opas@petajavesi.fi.

 

Opening hours on summer season:

From 1 June to 31 August: 10 am – 6 pm

 

Exceptional opening hours:
24 and 25 June 2022 closed

 

Weddings, concerts and christenings arranged at the Petäjävesi Old Church might cause temporary changes to these opening hours. The church might not be open to the public during family occasions if the family holding the ceremony wants to keep the event closed. Weddings are held nearly every Saturday afternoon in the summer, so please be prepared to wait for a little while, or you can call us in advance to check the schedule. A church service open for the public is held in the Old Church on most Sundays in the summer at 10 AM or 1 PM.

 

Upcoming events at the Old Church in the summer of 2022

Summer 2022 events such as private events, church services and concerts will be announced here.

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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours on winter season:

The church is closed between 1 September 2021 and 31 May 2022.

 

We are open only by reservation. Group visits may be arranged, if the visit is reserved at least two weeks in advance. The reservation has to be paid in advance. Reservations and more information: opas@petajavesi.fi.

 

Opening hours on summer season:

From 1 June to 31 August: 10 am – 6 pm

 

Exceptional opening hours:
24 and 25 June 2022 closed

 

Weddings, concerts and christenings arranged at the Petäjävesi Old Church might cause temporary changes to these opening hours. The church might not be open to the public during family occasions if the family holding the ceremony wants to keep the event closed. Weddings are held nearly every Saturday afternoon in the summer, so please be prepared to wait for a little while, or you can call us in advance to check the schedule. A church service open for the public is held in the Old Church on most Sundays in the summer at 10 AM or 1 PM.

 

Upcoming events at the Old Church in the summer of 2022

Summer 2022 events such as private events, church services and concerts will be announced here.

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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours on winter season:

The church is closed between 1 September 2021 and 31 May 2022.

 

We are open only by reservation. Group visits may be arranged, if the visit is reserved at least two weeks in advance. The reservation has to be paid in advance. Reservations and more information: opas@petajavesi.fi.

 

Opening hours on summer season:

From 1 June to 31 August: 10 am – 6 pm

 

Exceptional opening hours:
24 and 25 June 2022 closed

 

Weddings, concerts and christenings arranged at the Petäjävesi Old Church might cause temporary changes to these opening hours. The church might not be open to the public during family occasions if the family holding the ceremony wants to keep the event closed. Weddings are held nearly every Saturday afternoon in the summer, so please be prepared to wait for a little while, or you can call us in advance to check the schedule. A church service open for the public is held in the Old Church on most Sundays in the summer at 10 AM or 1 PM.

 

Upcoming events at the Old Church in the summer of 2022

Summer 2022 events such as private events, church services and concerts will be announced here.

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ADMISSION FEES

 

Winter season

 

1 September 2021 – 31 May 2022
The door opening fee: €20 / group
1–10 persons: €70 (including admission fees and the door opening fee).
More than 10 persons: Admission fee €5 / person, door opening fee €20 / group.

 

The winter season fees are paid in advance by invoice, and the invoicing fee is €5.

 

Summer season

 

1 June – 31 August 2022
Adult: €7
Pensioner, student, unemployed: €5
Groups of 10+ people: €5 / person
Children under 16 for free

 

The admission fees include a guided tour of approximately 30 minutes. Guided tours begin at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm or by request.

 

You can also get to know the Petäjävesi Old Church and its surroundings on your own with the help of digital guidance. The digital guided tour can be found in the free Nomadi application or online.

You can buy a ticket either from our web store or on site at the church. The means of payment are cash, debit and credit cards.

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ADMISSION FEES

 

Winter season

 

1 September 2021 – 31 May 2022
The door opening fee: €20 / group
1–10 persons: €70 (including admission fees and the door opening fee).
More than 10 persons: Admission fee €5 / person, door opening fee €20 / group.

 

The winter season fees are paid in advance by invoice, and the invoicing fee is €5.

 

Summer season

 

1 June – 31 August 2022
Adult: €7
Pensioner, student, unemployed: €5
Groups of 10+ people: €5 / person
Children under 16 for free

 

The admission fees include a guided tour of approximately 30 minutes. Guided tours begin at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm or by request.

 

You can also get to know the Petäjävesi Old Church and its surroundings on your own with the help of digital guidance. The digital guided tour can be found in the free Nomadi application or online.


You can buy a ticket either from our web store or on site at the church. The means of payment are cash, debit and credit cards.

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ADMISSION FEES

 

Winter season

 

1 September 2021 – 31 May 2022
The door opening fee: €20 / group
1–10 persons: €70 (including admission fees and the door opening fee).
More than 10 persons: Admission fee €5 / person, door opening fee €20 / group.

 

The winter season fees are paid in advance by invoice, and the invoicing fee is €5.

 

Summer season

 

1 June – 31 August 2022
Adult: €7
Pensioner, student, unemployed: €5
Groups of 10+ people: €5 / person
Children under 16 for free

 

The admission fees include a guided tour of approximately 30 minutes. Guided tours begin at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm or by request.

 

You can also get to know the Petäjävesi Old Church and its surroundings on your own with the help of digital guidance. The digital guided tour can be found in the free Nomadi application or online.


You can buy a ticket either from our web store or on site at the church. The means of payment are cash, debit and credit cards.

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PARKING

 

The parking lot of the Old Church is located by highway 23, and it can be found easily by following the signs. The parking lot has plenty of space for cars and coaches and tables for enjoying a snack. The walk from the parking lot to the Old Church is approximately 200 metres. People with reduced mobility can drive closer to the church from the north via the road Siltatie.

 

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

 

In Petäjävesi, café and restaurant services are provided by e.g. café Freesi, ice cream café Konttinenttaali, restaurant Kanttari, Petäjäveden Pizzeria & Kebab, Heinähattu, serivce station Kyläseppä, SoppaGrilli23 and Hakamaa sheep farm. During the summer, visitors are also typically served by the Lemettilä farm barn café. We recommend checking the opening hours of the cafés and restaurants before visiting. You can also enjoy your own snacks on the church stairs and in the yard.

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PARKING

 

The parking lot of the Old Church is located by highway 23, and it can be found easily by following the signs. The parking lot has plenty of space for cars and coaches and tables for enjoying a snack. The walk from the parking lot to the Old Church is approximately 200 metres. People with reduced mobility can drive closer to the church from the north via the road Siltatie.

 

 

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

 

In Petäjävesi, café and restaurant services are provided by e.g. café Freesi, ice cream café Konttinenttaali, restaurant Kanttari, Petäjäveden Pizzeria & Kebab, Heinähattu, serivce station Kyläseppä, SoppaGrilli23 and Hakamaa sheep farm. During the summer, visitors are also typically served by the Lemettilä farm barn café. We recommend checking the opening hours of the cafés and restaurants before visiting. You can also enjoy your own snacks on the church stairs and in the yard.

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PARKING

 

The parking lot of the Old Church is located by highway 23, and it can be found easily by following the signs. The parking lot has plenty of space for cars and coaches and tables for enjoying a snack. The walk from the parking lot to the Old Church is approximately 200 metres. People with reduced mobility can drive closer to the church from the north via the road Siltatie.

 

 

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

 

In Petäjävesi, café and restaurant services are provided by e.g. café Freesi, ice cream café Konttinenttaali, restaurant Kanttari, Petäjäveden Pizzeria & Kebab, Heinähattu, serivce station Kyläseppä, SoppaGrilli23 and Hakamaa sheep farm. During the summer, visitors are also typically served by the Lemettilä farm barn café. We recommend checking the opening hours of the cafés and restaurants before visiting. You can also enjoy your own snacks on the church stairs and in the yard.

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SHEEP ARE GRAZING ON THE PASTURES OF THE OLD CHURCH IN THE SUMMER

 

Ten Finnsheep graze on the pastures of the Old Church in the summer, helping preserve the traditional biotope of the church’s surroundings. Please remember that, due to safety concerns, the electric fence should not be touched and the sheep should not be fed. Please keep your dogs on a leash in the yard.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Taking photographs for personal use is allowed in the Old Church. Photography for commercial purposes should be agreed on separately. Please remember that walking and taking photos in the church during a service is disruptive to the occasion. Avoid taking photos when a service is in progress.

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SHEEP ARE GRAZING ON THE PASTURES OF THE OLD CHURCH IN THE SUMMER

 

Ten Finnsheep graze on the pastures of the Old Church in the summer, helping preserve the traditional biotope of the church’s surroundings. Please remember that, due to safety concerns, the electric fence should not be touched and the sheep should not be fed. Please keep your dogs on a leash in the yard.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Taking photographs for personal use is allowed in the Old Church. Photography for commercial purposes should be agreed on separately. Please remember that walking and taking photos in the church during a service is disruptive to the occasion. Avoid taking photos when a service is in progress.

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TOILETS

 

There is no indoor toilet in the Old Church, but the yard is equipped with outhouses that can be used in the summer. One of the outhouses is accessible to wheelchair users.

 

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

The Petäjävesi Old Church is not fully barrier-free. The building is old, its floors are not completely level, and some thresholds are high. The stairs outside the building are also quite steep. Wheelchair access to the Old Church is currenlty unavailable. People with reduced mobility can drive closer to the church from the north via the road Siltatie.

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TOILETS

 

There is no indoor toilet in the Old Church, but the yard is equipped with outhouses that can be used in the summer. One of the outhouses is accessible to wheelchair users.

 

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

The Petäjävesi Old Church is not fully barrier-free. The building is old, its floors are not completely level, and some thresholds are high. The stairs outside the building are also quite steep. Wheelchair access to the Old Church is currenlty unavailable. People with reduced mobility can drive closer to the church from the north via the road Siltatie.

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DIGITAL GUIDED TOUR

 

With the help of Citynomad’s digital map, you can get acquainted with the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Central Finland: the Petäjävesi Old Church and its surroundings, and the Struve Geodetic Arc’s measuring point in Oravivuori, Korpilahti. There are a total of 27 points on the route, which are intended to be used to explore the area’s World Heritage Sites on your own in nine different languages.

 

You can easily find the digital guided tour in the free Nomadi application or on the web at citynomadi.com with the keywords Petäjävesi Old Church or Struve Geodetic Arc. You can get directly to the route here: https://citynomadi.com/route/8d1734828f18b3ed090b25b2aa06d42f?lang=en.

 

There is also an audio guidance in both Finnish and English, so you can put your headphones on and enjoy the tour.

 

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DIGITAL GUIDED TOUR

 

With the help of Citynomad’s digital map, you can get acquainted with the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Central Finland: the Petäjävesi Old Church and its surroundings, and the Struve Geodetic Arc’s measuring point in Oravivuori, Korpilahti. There are a total of 27 points on the route, which are intended to be used to explore the area’s World Heritage Sites on your own in nine different languages.

 

You can easily find the digital guided tour in the free Nomadi application or on the web at citynomadi.com with the keywords Petäjävesi Old Church or Struve Geodetic Arc. You can get directly to the route here: https://citynomadi.com/route/8d1734828f18b3ed090b25b2aa06d42f?lang=en.

 

There is also an audio guidance in both Finnish and English, so you can put your headphones on and enjoy the tour.

 

A popular group travel site

Learn more about the fascinating wooden churches of Central Finland

 

Experience all three wooden churches from the 18th century in the region by booking a guided group tour to the churches of Petäjävesi, Keuruu and Pihlajavesi.

 

The price of this ticket is €14.50 per person,

 

and it includes admission fees and guided tours in Finnish at the sites (the tour takes about 2.5 hours in total). The minimum size of a group is 20 persons.

 

Reservations and more information: museo@keuruu.fi, tel. +358 (0)40 965 5597 or opas@petajavesi.fi , tel. +358 (0)40 582 2461.

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A popular group travel site

Learn more about the fascinating wooden churches of Central Finland

 

Experience all three wooden churches from the 18th century in the region by booking a guided group tour to the churches of Petäjävesi, Keuruu and Pihlajavesi.

 

The price of this ticket is €14.50 per person,

 

and it includes admission fees and guided tours in Finnish at the sites (the tour takes about 2.5 hours in total). The minimum size of a group is 20 persons.

 

Reservations and more information: museo@keuruu.fi, tel. +358 (0)40 965 5597 or opas@petajavesi.fi , tel. +358 (0)40 582 2461.

Field trips and student visits

 

The Petäjävesi Old Church is an ideal site for schoolchildren and students. Visit the church to learn more about the importance of the World Heritage Site.

 

Small schoolchildren can be guided by Jack the Church Mouse, tel. +358 (0)46 554 3818.