Strömfors Ironworks

Loviisa, Finland

Strömfors Ironworks is one of the oldest in Finland. It was founded in 1695 by Johan Creuz. The ironworks was renamed to Strömfors in 1744, when A. Nohrström and J. Forsell acquired the site and business. They also expanded Strömfors by building a new forge and sawmill.

In 1790, the iron works got a new manager, the 31-year-old Virginia af Forselles, who managed Strömfors Iron Works for almost 60 years. A large part of the well-kept environment and constructions currently on display at the iron works are from this period.

The iron manufacturing ended in 1950 and sawmill business couple of years later. Now the Strömfors Ironworks area is a historically significant environment. In addition to the museums and handicrafts shops, the area has a restaurant and a café. All year long, visitors can stay at the Krouvinmäki inn, which is partly made of clay.

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Kielimaisteri said 5 years ago
Strömfors manufactured for example nails (for ships and railways), scythes, shovels, axes and hammers.

annie said 5 years ago
what did the iron work do!?


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Founded: 1695
Category: Industrial sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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