Carelicum

Carelicum information

Location
Joensuu , Finland
Address
Koskikatu 5
More information
www.pohjoiskarjalanmuseo.fi
Prices
admission €5
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, to 7pm Wed, 10am-3pm Sat & Sun
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If you want to know more about Karelian history or culture, the Carelicum, which reopened in January 2011 after a long refurbishment, should be your first stop. It’s a conceptual museum, with themed displays – on the region’s prehistory, its war-torn past, the Karelian evacuation, the importance of the sauna etc – that cover both sides of the present-day border. Temporary exhibitions (Karelian pop music and cartoons at the time of research) are interesting, but in Finnish only.