HISTORICAL UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN KOUVOLA
Culture, history, architecture and activities in the historic village
Verla Mill Museum
The Verla Mill Museum and the factory area are historically valuable attractions in Verla, Kouvola. Verla’s unique factory milieu was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
In Verla, you can learn about a significant phase of Finnish history, the early stages of industrialization, the mill’s milieu and the life of factory workers in the late 1800s and early 20th century. Verla’s factory area was in operation in 1872–1964.
In addition to factory buildings and old dwellings, the area has a number of facilities including: path of history, forest path, information point, museum shop and craftsmen’s shops, restaurant and wine shop selling local products. There is also a prehistoric rock painting in the area.
The factory area and its gardens and shops can also be accessed without a ticket. You must buy a ticket to visit the Factory Museum.
It is advisable to book several hours to explore the destination.
The property is suitable for families with children with school-age children.
Province, location and region: Kymenlaakso, Kouvola, Verla (village)
Address: Verlantie 295, 47850 Verla (Kouvola)
Target group: Families with children, seniors, cultural and historical enthusiasts, partially accessible
Distance from the center of Lake Korpijärvi: Approximately 50 km (approx. 45 min.) by car
Open: Verla area all year round, museum from the beginning of May to the end of September
Duration: About 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy, the destination is also suitable for young children
Price: Free entrance to the area, tickets for museum tours: see link “Reservations”
What’s included in the price: Admission
Please note: You can use prams and pushchairs and wheelchairs in the area (for the most part).
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Keywords: Attraction, activity, families with children, families, children, adults, seniors, culture, history, spring, summer, autumn, winter
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Verla Mill Museum: Copyright @ Markku Sohlman.
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