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The Hankala Flaxworks- historical sights

Address: Pellavakuja 50, 16800 Hämeenkoski Show map

Address: Pellavakuja 50, 16800 Hämeenkoski

The Hankala Flaxworks is located in Hyväneula, along highway Vt 12.

Hämeenkoski was an important flax-growing area and in 1888 the Tampereen Pellavatehdas linen mills established Finland's first mechanized flaxworks at the Hankalankoski rapids. The facilities were in industrial use until 1955. In addition to the old flaxworks, the former manager's house and office building, a mill cabin and a storehouse are located at the site. The buildings have been restored and the mill dam has been repaired. The buildings and structures are a well preserved industrial site of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The flaxworks stages exhibitions and a crafts fair in the summer months and there is also a café in the building.

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