Pitkäniemi Hospital Area

Pitkäniemi is a psychiatric hospital. It is located in Nokia and is part of the Tampere University Hospital. The hospital is located on the beautiful area at the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi, and its surroundings have been planted as a park. The building stock consists of beautiful historical stone buildings completed in the late 19th century. The construction project was designed by architects S. Gripenberg, M. Schjerfbeck and E. A. Kranck from the General Board of Public Buildings from 1894 to 1895.

Linna (The Castle)

The Chief’s residence (XXVII), called the Castle, was built on the most beautiful spot in the area, on the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi. The building is reminiscent of Italian Renaissance villas with columnar terraces. In the 1980s, the premises were converted to representation and conference use. The original room layout, tile stoves and delicate roof paintings were retained in a renovation designed by engineer Harry Schreck. The castle houses the Pitkäniemi Hospital Museum, whose main exhibition presents the history of Pitkäniemi Hospital and the old objects of the hospital. The museum also houses crafts and art made by patients.

  • Address

    Pitkäniementie 91
    33380 Nokia
    Finland

  • Distance to Tampere

    12.5 km

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