Europaeus Museum presents the life stages and extensive life’s work of
Savitaipale folklore scholar and archaeologist D. E. D. Europeaus
(1820–1884). David Emmanuel Daniel Europaeus was a pioneer during the
time of autonomy. He socialized with both the educated classes of his
time, among others, Elias Lönnrot, as well as ordinary folk. During his
extensive research trips, Europaeus collected folk poems, explored
different languages and was interested in archeology. The museum’s
permanent exhibition has a collection of material belonging to the life
of D.E.D. Europaeus. On display is his family tree, as well as his
literary output. In addition to the folklorist, the museum also presents
the history of Savitaipale and Olkkola mansion.
The Europaeus museum is located in a small log building next to Olkkola mansion. Opening hours: by appointment for groups.