Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing narrates facts in a fascinating manner, opens a door to historical dwellings, introduces visitors to human fates and portrays living through nine decades. The museum has five residential houses and four outbuildings in their original locations. The old world opens in front of the visitors' eyes with different homes and life stories.
The museum covers an entire block, as the
original buildings did. The museum has five
one-storey, timber-built residential buildings
and four outbuildings. Four of the outbuildings now
portray mainly workers' homes. The homes date from
1882 to 1973. The museum also has an early 20th century
cobbler's shop, a bakery from the 1930s as well as a cooperative
shop and a haberdashery. The fifth building houses the café Amurin
Helmi, The Pearl of Amuri, which showcases changing exhibitions. All residential buildings are authentic and in their original locations.
Only one of the four outbuildings is a new construction. It is the location of a
communal sauna which is in working condition and available for hire. Other
outbuildings offer visitors a chance to see a stone mangle and an original outhouse.
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