Poikilo Museums

Poikilo Museums

Kouvola Art Museum opened on 1 August 1987 when the second part of Kouvolatalo (Kouvola-house cultural centre) was completed. The Art Museum focuses on modern and contemporary Finnish art.

The Poikilo Museums in Kouvolatalo include Kouvola Art Museum and City Museum, Kouta Gallery and Poikilo Gallery.

The Art Museum focuses on modern and contemporary Finnish art.  The City Museum shows exhibitions related to the history of Kouvola.

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Poikilo Museums

Varuskuntakatu 11
45100 Kouvola

Tue - Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00, Mondays closed.

24.6. 11:00-16:00, 23.12. 11:00-16:00, 31.12. 11:00-16:00

Closed on 1.1., 6.1., 2.4.–5.4., 1.5., 13.5., 25.6.–27.6., 6.12., 24.12.–26.12.

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Kouvolan kaupunginmuseo Poikilo – City Museum

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The exhibitions of the City Museum showcase the history of Kouvola.

The Kouvola City Museum, based in the Kouvola House, was opened to the public in November 2015.  A media installation created by the internationally acclaimed artist Charles Sandison, who is based in Finland, has been installed in the staircase of the City Museum. The light installation is called Joki (The River) and is made up of local historical documents, pictures and words relating to river Kymi, which flow to greet the visitors.

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Kouvolan taidemuseo Poikilo – Museum of Art

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Kouvola Art Museum Poikilo is the only art museum in the Kymenlaakso region. The museum was opened in 1987. The museum’s exhibition spaces are located in the Kouvola House, which also houses the office of the Poikilo museums as well as the picture archives and customer service.

The museum of art shows changing exhibitions.

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Manor Houses of Kouvola

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The manors of Kouvola will enchant the whole family.

The Manor Houses of Kouvola exhibition, opening on 28 November in the Poikilo Museums, captivates viewers with its interiors. The exhibition shows what life was like on ordinary days, high days and holidays in Kouvola manor houses. Velvet, abundance, crystal, candlelight and silverware. Stories, photographs, magnificent artefacts and beautiful costumes.

Manors were at the forefront of social change. They contributed to the development of agriculture, industrialisation and civilisation. The exhibition highlights the implications for individuals and families.

Miss Jacobina Charlotta, a nineteenth-century lady of the manor, guides children through the exhibits. For children there is also a workshop and fun activity room.

Alexander Reichstein’s delicate figures will light up the park at Kouvola House from the opening up to 8 December.

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Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Where the wind blows Poikilo Museums
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Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Where the wind blows

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Eeva-Liisa Puhakka has been named the Artist of Kouvola City 2020–2022. The exhibition features installations, sculptures, photographs, kinetic sculptures and works incorporating sound and smell.

Memory, time and space, the relationship of humans and animals and their coexistence all feature in various ways in Eeva-Liisa Puhakka’s works. Her family background and home are clear in her themes: old machinery and equipment, vacated buildings of the countryside, the relationship between old and new work, the memory of places and the religious sects of the neighbouring village. Her works are narrative and spatial. In recent years Puhakka has mainly been creating installations and kinetic sculptures.  She wants the viewer not just to look at the work of art, but to feel, hear and smell it. We all have at least five senses. For Puhakka, it is important to combine the digital and physical world.

The exhibition is at Poikilo Kouvola Art Museum from 17 June to 5 September 2021.

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