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We have gathered here some virtual cultural experiences of Kouvola. The museums, libraries and cultural houses have been closed due to the coronavirus epidemic. Each operator will update their situation on their websites.
Kymi Sinfonietta Orchestra produces new material on their Youtube and social media channels. Check how the musicians spend their days in quarantine!
Interesting Cultural Sights Online
UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is a living monument to the early days of the Finnish forest industry set in an idyllic village. This area became a world heritage site in 1996. The area has been preserved remarkably well and it is a prime example of a community that the forest industry created in the late 1800-century.
Wind down at the Repovesi National Park. The landscapes of Repovesi National Park feature deep green forests, rugged cliffs and dozens of clear blue lakes and it is one of the most popular national parks in Finland. Repovesi offers more than 40 kilometers of various routes which are suited for different kind of hikers.
Your personal tourist guide Citynomadi routes:
River Kymijoki is the heart of the whole region. Citynomadi offers you facts and stories from Gustav III's adventures to papermaking.
Alvar Aalto in Kouvola :Famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto has designed buildings in the industrial area of Inkeroinen, in Kouvola.Take a look and get inspired by the architecture!
Tales of the manor: The beautiful old Manor in Anjala is filled with stories and history. Take a stroll in the area with Citynomadi and learn more about the place – but watch out for the ghosts.
Poikilo Museums The Poikilo Museums at the Kouvola House comprise the Kouvola Art Museum and City Museum, Kouta Gallery, Poikilo Gallery and Kino Poikilo. From the comfort of your home, check for example the virtual tour of the Manors of Kouvola exhibition (Narration in Finnish)
You can also explore Poikilo Museum`s virtual museums, the pharmacy museum and the Finnish Shop Museum at your leisure:
Finnish Shop Museum tells an interesting story about the history of shop keeping in Finland.The museum is built in an old building that used to work as a shop for the village.
Pharmacy Museum Most of the items are from Kouvolas first Pharmacy, founded in 1890.