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Welcome to the Petäjävesi Old Church!

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Welcome to the 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!

Tutustu neljä vuosisataa nähneeseen UNESCO:n maailmanperintökohteeseen ja nauti samalla elämästä maalaisparatiisissa Petäjävedellä!

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OPENING HOURS

The Petäjävesi Old Church is closed between 16 September and 22 May. Group visits may be arranged when the visit is reserved at least two weeks before. The reservation is binding, and it has to be paid in advance by invoice. The payment will not be refunded, even if the reservation is cancelled.

Reservations and more information: opas@petajavesi.fi.

 

Opening hours on summer season 2020:
23 and 24 May 2020:
10 am – 6 pm
30 and 31 May 2020: 10 am – 6 pm
From 1 June to 31 August: 10 am – 6 pm

Exceptional opening hours:
19 and 20 June 2020 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 ceremony open for the public is held in the Old Church on most Sundays in the summer at 10 am.

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OPENING HOURS

The Petäjävesi Old Church is closed between 16 September and 22 May. Group visits may be arranged when the visit is booked at least two weeks before. The reservation is binding, and it has to be paid in advance by invoice. The payment will not be refunded, even if the reservation is cancelled.

Reservations and more information: opas@petajavesi.fi.

 

Opening hours on summer season 2020:
23 and 24 May 2020:
10 am – 6 pm
30 and 31 May 2020: 10 am – 6 pm
From 1 June to 31 August: 10 am – 6 pm

Exceptional opening hours:
19 and 20 June 2020 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 ceremony open for the public is held in the Old Church on most Sundays in the summer at 10 am.

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OPENING HOURS

The Petäjävesi Old Church is closed between 16 September and 22 May. Group visits may be arranged when the visit is booked at least two weeks before. The reservation is binding, and it has to be paid in advance by invoice. The payment will not be refunded, even if the reservation is cancelled.

Reservations and more information: opas@petajavesi.fi.

 

Opening hours on summer season 2020:
23 and 24 May 2020:
10 am – 6 pm
30 and 31 May 2020: 10 am – 6 pm
From 1 June to 31 August: 10 am – 6 pm

Exceptional opening hours:
19 and 20 June 2020 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 ceremony open for the public is held in the Old Church on most Sundays in the summer at 10 am.

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ADMISSION FEES

16 September 2019 – 22 May 2020
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.

 

23 May – 31 August 2020
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.

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ADMISSION FEES

16 September 2019 – 22 May 2020
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.

 

23 May – 31 August 2020
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.

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ADMISSION FEES

16 September 2019 – 22 May 2020
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.

 

23 May – 31 August 2020
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.

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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.

 

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

 

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.

 

 

FOOD

 

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.

 

 

FOOD

 

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 available via a side entrance equipped with a ramp. As the ramp is quite steep, persons on wheelchairs should be accompanied by an assistant. Please contact us in advance if you are planning to visit the church on a wheelchair!

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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 available via a side entrance equipped with a ramp. As the ramp is quite steep, persons on wheelchairs should be accompanied by an assistant. Please contact us in advance if you are planning to visit the church on a wheelchair!

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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.

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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.