Strengberg Tobacco museum

The Tobacco museum in Jakobstad is unique in Finland.

The Strengberg tobacco museum is open 4.6.-10.8.2024, Tuesday to Saturday 12-16 p.m. and by agreement.

The tobacco spinning mill in Jakobstad was founded in 1762 and the tobacco manufacturing ended in 1998. The factory was during its time one of Finland’s biggest tobacco manufacturer.

The current building were built between 1896 and 1910.

The newer part of the factory with the characteristic clock is designed by architect Torben Grut and was completed in 1910.

The production started out small, but grew rapidly in the later part of the 19th century and became the largest employer in Jakobstad well into the 1900-hundreds.

The factory became the biggest tobacco manufacturer in Finland, with affiliates in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

The tobacco factory produced everything from sniff and cigarettes to hand-rolled cigars. Cigars were made for the Finnish presidents. The Tobacco museum is owned by the town and managed by Jakobstad – Pietarsaari museum.

Sara Johansson

Museum curator


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