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.

Contact information

Name of the attraction: The Verla Mill Museum
(Verlan tehdasmuseo in Finnish)
Address: Verlantie 295, 47850 Verla (Kouvola)
Phone: +358 2041 52170
E-mail: museum.verla (at) upm.com
Open: From the beginning of May to the end of September

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Additional information

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).

More information:

More information about the destination can be found on the Visit Kouvola website: UNESCO World heritage site Verla

Two introductions of the site have been written for the hiking site Retkipaikka (website in Finnish, use e.g. Google Translator for translation):

Maailmanperintökohde Verlan puuhiomo ja pahvitehdas

Verla: tehdasmuseo, kalliomaalaukset ja Kokkokallion luontopolku

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