Excellent summer exhibitions grace this photographic centre, devoted to Victor Barsokevitsch, one of the pioneers of Finnish...
This features mostly modern art in temporary exhibitions, but also displays permanent works. Look out for paintings by the local artist...
Kuopio’s city museum, in a castlelike art-nouveau mansion, has wide scope. The top two floors are devoted to cultural history, with...
This bohemian bar is so bad it’s good. Ingrained dirt, armchairs held together by staples, a wiring system that’ll turn electricians...
The sober brown colours of the ‘Godfather’ restaurant give it a traditional and romantic feel that’s replicated on the menu, with a...
Lonely Planet review
This block of old town houses forms another of Kuopio’s delightful museums. Several homes – all with period furniture and decor – are very detailed and thorough and the level of information (in English) is excellent. Apteekkimuseo in building 11 contains old pharmacy paraphernalia, while in another building it’s fascinating to compare photos of Kuopio from different decades. There’s also a cafe serving a delicious rahkapiirakka (a local sweet pastry).