Kuopion korttelimuseon piha talvella

Old Kuopio Museum

Old Kuopio Museum

Kirkkokatu 22
70100 KUOPIO
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Old Kuopio Museum

Old Kuopio Museum consists of a block of eleven old wooden houses. The museum represent living conditions and living styles of different families from the 1800s to the 1930s. The oldest buildings on the block are from the late 1700s and the youngest from the late 1800s. In addition, there is a pharmacy house, an exhibition hall and a room dedicated to the renowned local author Minna Canth.

Kuopio was almost completely a wooden house city until the mid-1900s. The city never had to face widespread fires that destroyed many cities in Finland. Even the bomb strikes during the war times did not demolish much of Kuopio.

The museum is located in the neighbourhood of oldest urban settlement in Kuopio. One of its typical characters is that both richer and poorer people lived on the same block and this has also given a natural onset for converting it into a versatile museum location.

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