Tue 01.06.2021 10.00 - Sun 10.10.2021 16.00

Hero pollinators exhibition at Glims Farmstead Museum

Espoo City Museum, Glims Farmstead Museum - Glimsintie 1

Many plants need pollinators to survive, because without pollinators, no seeds or crops can develop. More than three quarters of the most important food plants on Earth are partly dependant on zooidiogamy, or animal pollination. Without pollinators, our diet would be lacking berries, fruit, many vegetables, nuts, coffee and cocoa.

Hero pollinators exhibition will focus on the different pollinators and their habitats in Finland and provide tips on how to help buzzy bugs. The history of bee keeping and honey production from the 1940s to the 1980s is explored through the items left behind by beekeeper Viljo Hartman from Uusimäki.

The theme of the exhibition is also referenced in the Glims garden during the exhibition. Bees are kept in the museum area and the garden plots grow versatile traditional plants, dandelions are free to grow and piles of twigs are left to accumulate around the garden as bug hotels.

Glims Farmstead Museum
Museum admission fee 4/3 €. Free admission for visitors under 18. Free admission on Wednesdays. Free admission from 3 pm on Thursdays in June, July and August. Free admission with Kaikukortti card. Free admission with Museum Card.