Porras tannery - or leather factory - was established in the early 1880's and nowadays it's presumably the only tannery museum in Finland exhibiting the tanning of the late 19th century and the early 20th century - and still remaining in its original location.
The value of the Porras tannery is highlighted by the fact that, in addition to the buildings, plenty of historical artefacts and documents relating to the old tanning industry have been preserved. All the machinery used in the leather manufacturing in the tannery, as well as the smaller tools of the shoemakers and saddlers are still in their old places in the building.
Old storage spaces of the building are now serving as a cafe-restaurant which also provides a beautiful and inspiring environment for different types of conferences and family celebrations.
Accommodation building has served as a home for the employees of Porras tannery, and it has been refurbished just few years back for accommodation purposes. Two suites, one for max. 4 people and the other one for max. 6 people, plus two extra beds available in both suites. The accommodation fee depends on the number of people staying over night. In both suites there is a kitchen and a shower.
+358 (0)40 767 5928,
+358 (0)40 861 5555
For parking add. Härkätie 1716, Tammela
Open from 10.6.2020, more specific opening hours on the website.
Open for groups on request.
Entrance fee to museum 5€ / adults, 2€ / 7-17 years, under 7 years free.