Mathildedal Iron Village

Mathildedal is an entire village formed around the old ironworks built in 1852 by Viktor Zebor Bremer, who planned and enabled the operation of the ironworks and the construction of the surrounding village. Mathildedal was known as Hummeldal before 1852, but being a romantic, Bremer renamed the village after his beloved wife Ottiliana Mathilda. The village is still one of the most romantic destinations today.

At the turn of the century, the production moved from ironworks to focusing mainly in tools and machinery for agriculture, as well as steam engines. In its peak the foundry employed 200 people. The stream flowing from Lake Mathilda enabled the village's development. In the 1880s, the stream was harnessed for electricity production using water wheels. In the1930s the docks were developed just in the harbour in front of the ironworks, which diversified the industry of Mathildedal. The foundry was producing railway crossings and rails, and finally ceased operations in 1978.

The exhibition „Teijo Factory through the centuries" is set in the former puddling hall and tells the story of the company by exhibiting the manufactured products, as well as tools and machinery used in the manufacturing process. Outside you can enjoy the sound of the stream and the meditative movement of one of the water wheels, that was an important part of the factory. The surrounding forests have enabled charcoal burning in the past and now offer beautiful settings for hiking and enjoying nature.

Mathildedal Iron Village
Ruukinrannantie 6
25660 Mathildedal
+358 (0) 50 - 3542487

Recommended duration of visit:4 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:60 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:None
Infrastructure for children:
Visitor centre on site:yes
Gift and book shop on site:yes

Village is available to enter any time

History exhibition
mid-April to mid-October
daily 11am-4pm
Off season on request

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