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 nightlife is conveniently strung along Kauppakatu, running east from the market square to the harbour. Here, grungy but...
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Kuopion Museo information
Lonely Planet review
Kuopio’s city museum, in a castlelike art-nouveau mansion, has wide scope. The top two floors are devoted to cultural history, with household objects, a boat builder’s workshop, coffee shop and a re-created wooden house among the attractions. But the real highlight is the natural history display, with a wide variety of beautifully presented Finnish wildlife, including a mammoth and an ostrich wearing snowboots. The ground floor is devoted to temporary exhibitions.
There’s little information in English, but tours in English are sometimes scheduled during summer.