Ankkapurha Industrial Museum
Ankkapurha Industrial Museum, founded in 1872, is on the Stora Enso mill site of the old Ankkapurha groundwood pulp and cardboard factory at Lohisaari in Inkeroinen. It has a working industrial museum workshop, showing what work was like for the industrial woodworkers.
Ankkapurha Industrial Museum, founded in 1872, is on the Stora Enso mill site of the old Ankkapurha groundwood pulp and cardboard factory at Lohisaari in Inkeroinen. The core of the museum is its most valuable entity, Finland’s first board machine in continuous operation, the “cardboard mangle”. The machine has been restored to its original place. It was started for the first time in 1897 and finally came to a halt in 1978.
The industrial museum has a functioning workshop, showing what work and living conditions were like for the industrial woodworkers. Demonstrations are organised at the Industry Museum on request. See the Faces of the Kymi Valley exhibition, which tells the story of nine locals who had an impact on the area. You can also visit the photo exhibition, which narrates the events of 1918 and their effects Inkeroinen factory and community.
Ankkapurha Industrial Museum is open until 18 August on Wed-Thu and Sat-Sun from 11 am to 5 pm. Group tours are also organised at other times of the year.
Warpunen Museum House is nearby: it exhibits the workers’ living conditions in different decades, a factory branch office, and office equipment. Warpunen is open from 12 July until 18 August on Wed-Thu and Sat-Sun from 11 am to 5 pm.