Kuopio Museum

Kuopio, Finland

The Kuopio Museum was established in 1907 and it is the third oldest museum in Finland. The Jugend-style building, designed by J. V. Strömberg has been influenced by Finnish castles, such as Olavinlinna and the castle of Vyborg.

There are two museums located in the building: The Kuopio Cultural History Museum and the Natural History Museum. The permanent exhibitions of the Cultural History Museum provide information on the prehistory, settlement, local livelihoods, industry and the ways of life in Northern Savo. The smoke cottage, old-style coffee shop and Savo-style rowing boat tells a story of the area's history and traditions.

The Natural History Museum displays the ecological systems of the nature in Eastern Finland. The main themes are winter and summer. The most popular showroom is the mammoth interior, which shows the nature as it was 22 000 years ago. The botanical and zoological collections belong to the the most important collections in Finland.

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Kauppakatu 23, Kuopio, Finland
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Details

Founded: 1907
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Joakim P (2 years ago)
Very big exihibit enjoyable for all ages.
JJ Malone (2 years ago)
Since the revamp it looks alot nicer. And the layout of the exhibits are good for a nice stroll around the museum enjoying the work. A cafe area and lil play area for the young kids as you go through the exhibits. It also links up to the library that you can access from the inside too.
Tojota_30 (2 years ago)
Had A cool davinci presentation, otherwise, well, its A museum
Iain Thomson (3 years ago)
Very clever and innovative presentation of Leonardo Da Vinci work.
Peter Antoniac (3 years ago)
A nice escape from the busy city, quiet and relaxing visiting with some fresh content. Nothing impressive - just enjoyable...
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