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Verla`s art village

Verla - Artisan village worth visiting

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Verla Groudwood and Board Mill introduce visitors to the history of board produstion.

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Verla is an unparalleled historical factory village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Finnish cultural treasure. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill was opened as a museum in 1972, being the first factory museum in Finland.


Verla -  Artisan village worth visiting

In the summer you can also visit craft shops in the old stables next to the museum.
Alongside the Pikku Kippo ceramics shop, Vintage Frilla sells clothing from days gone by. Jaalan kädentaitajat sells handicrafts produced by local artisans, while Torkel Design sells wooden goods.
Restaurant Verla and the Viiniverla wine shop operate in the former warehouse

8 Artisan Village in Finland you simply must visit 

See Visit Finlands list of eight artisan villages that used to be former ironworks and mills. They are all worth a day or two’s visit!


At Verla, guests can stay in former millworkers´houses, in a late 19th-century environment. Accommodation is also available in the traditional log-driving hut, in newer wooden cottages or in the trees under stars.

The Mill Museum’s opening hours

In the summer 2 May–30 September Tuesday to Sunday 11 am–4 pm; 24 June–31 August every day 10 am–6 pm. Guided tours in Finnish begin on the hour, in other languages according to agreement. The day’s last guided tour begins at closing time. The museum is closed on Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day and in the winter.