K.H.Renlund Museum in the city centre offers free of charge experiences of art and town history. Welcome to Kokkola to enjoy art and history!
This rich cultural heritage of Kokkola is displayed in the K.H.Renlund Museum. Alongside exhibitions, the museum offers an extensive range of educational programmes for visitors of all ages.
We celebrate the 400 years of Kokkola by voicing personal stories in a historical setting. Business and culture were in bloom in the city of tar merchants, ship-owners and craftsmen. The city fostered pioneers and bold entrepreneurs of their time, among them experts, builders and defenders, as well as observers and hedonists. We give them a voice to tell their stories about life in Kokkola over centuries.
The courtyard of the Museum Quarter is an oasis during the summer, a pleasant place where you can sit and enjoy refreshments in historical surroundings before or after a tour of the museum. A wide range of exhibitions can be admired at the Roos House, the Pedagogy, the Lassander House and the Exhibition Hall. Visits to the Drake House and to see Leo Torppa’s Camera Collection can be arranged by appointment. Karl Herman Renlund (1850-1908) donated his large art collection to the town of Kokkola. The collection of about 40 works from the Golden Age of Finnish Art can be seen at the Roos House (1813), which also houses some of the museum’s temporary exhibitions and the museum shop. Photographer Leo Torppa’s camera collection is on display in the salt storehouse. The Museum quarter: The Pedagogy, a schoolhouse built in 1696, is the oldest non-ecclesiastical wooden building in an urban setting in Finland. The Lassander House offers a glimpse into ban setting in Finland. The Lassander House (1748) offers a glimpse into a merchant’s home in the 18th century. In the Exhibition Hall Modern folk art and international Outsider art from private and the ITE Contemporary Folk Art Museum collections are currently displayed in cooperation with the Union for Rural Culture and Education.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11-18, Thu 11-18.
Guide services call +358 44 7809 477.
The Roos House: Pitkänsillankatu 39, Tel. +358 40 8065 165, +358 44 7809 477.
The Museum Block: Pitkänsillankatu 28, Tel. +358 40 8065 164, +358 44 7809 477.