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This museum was of interest to me because I was born in Finland and have many happy memories from that country. The museum featured many items that I was familiar with from my grandparents farm in central Finland. Sointula looked and felt like Finland to...More
Informative staff, enthusiastic about their museum and town. Sointula is an authentic Westcoast experience, the town itself is a museum in a way. The museum has a lot of picture albums of the first Finn's on the Island, along with their city clothing, their band...More
Just steps to your left as you exit the ferry in a non-descript grey building lies a repository of early Finnish settlers looking for a new life in a Utopian society. While it didn’t work our for these farmer-immigrants to Malcolm Island, the Sointula Museum...More
Kathy G, Manager at Sointula Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018
Scott. Thanks for your great review. We hope to see you again.
The museum contained lots of photos and items relating to island life and the history of Sointula, especially in relation to the migrations of people from Finland to and from Malcolm island.
The museum is operated by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers from the local community....More
A good way to see the past peoples of Malcolm island. The curator was a very knowledgeable local who cares about their community. It's our second time here and would go back again. Keep up the good work!