The recreational fishing museum of Finland

The recreational fishing museum of Finland is located near Vääksy Canal, in Päijänne House.

Päijänne House, the fishing and natural environment centre of Asikkala, is a former dairy building near Vääksy Canal presenting the past and present of fishing in the region. The permanent exhibition of The recreational fishing museum of Finland tells of the history of leisure fishing, the fishing culture of Päijät-Häme and the international success story of Rapala lures, which began at Asikkala. The museum also presents nature at close range with aquarium displays of local fish species and European and American crayfish. The museum also houses temporary exhibitions.

Päijänne House also contains the Asikkala Tourist Service and a shop with a wide range of merchandise.

The museum is maintained by the Municipality of Asikkala.


Address: Vääksy Canal, Meijeritie 1, 17200 Vääksy
Open: 4.6. – 25.8.2019 Tue – Fri 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat – Sun 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Entrance: 5 €, children, seniors and students 3 €
Enquiries: tel. +358 (0)44 778 0680, +358 (0)44 778 0701,,
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