Culture and Attractions
Espoo City Museum's Lagstad School Museum is situated in Lagstad hembygdsgård, the oldest primary school building in Espoo. Lagstad folkskola was completed in 1873. It was used as a school until the end of the 1954 spring term, when a new school building was finished. Since then, the old Lagstad primary school has housed the offices of various Espoon City departments. Nowadays, the building has been rented to Esbo Hembygdsförening rf for use as a local history centre. The building has been restored to what it looked like when it was a primary school.
In Elementary School exhibition presents the history of the elementary school system in Espoo, from the first municipal elementary school, Lagstads folkskola, to modern times.
The exhibition is situated on the first floor, in the room that used to be a classroom. Objects from elementary schools in Espoo dating from the early to mid-20th century are displayed, as well as records about the teachers and the students’ school years. Information about the school books, curriculums and school lunches is also displayed. There are also a couple of desks in the room, where you can sit down and reminisce about your school days.
The exhibition continues in the outbuilding, which is where the teacher used to live. Equipment was also stored there. The rooms were used for different things at different times. The museum now displays objects relating to physical education, crafts and school plays in a new storeroom.
There is also an activity area in the old teacher’s flat, where you can browse old school books while sitting at old desks. Accompanied by a guide you may also try writing with chalk or ink and to use an abacus. Groups may book the room to accompany a guided tour.
Unfortunately the exhibition is not accessible for wheelchair users, as the classroom is on the first floor of the building.
For group bookings, please call: +358 (0)40 843 4903.
- Vanha Lagstadintie 4, 02770 Espoo
- +358 (0)40 8434 903