Honkakylä Merchant’s Museum

The Honkakylä Merchant’s Museum is set in the original store building. Chosen as South Karelia’s Local Museum of the Year in 2001, the Honkakylä Merchant’s Museum is South Karelia’s only shop museum. The Museum mainly displays shop items from the 1940s and 1950s. In the store itself, the visitor can step straight back in time to the post-war years of reconstruction and severe shortages. Here, you can see and smell the wide range of products for sale, from clothes to foodstuffs. The latest addition to the museum’s collections in the building is the exhibition of old skis in the shop’s storage rooms. Various types of skis and curiosities spanning decades are on display, from wooden skis to the earliest fibreglass types. The museum is open on Sundays in the summer, or by prior arrangement.