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Kuopio Cultural History Museum

We are the provincial museum of Northern Savonia whose purpose is to maintain museum functions in Kuopio and elsewhere in the province. It is our responsibility to present and display prehistory, history, folk life and other cultural history of Kuopio and Northern Savonia as well as to promote the preservation of artifacts and built cultural environments in the region. The museum was founded in 1884.

Wi-Fi PAN Kuopio is accessible throughout the museum. In terms of information security, we would like to remind you that the internet connection is open to everyone and the museum is not liable for any problems or damages caused by it.


Collections of Kuopio Cultural History Museum are on display on three different locations:

Kuopio Museum, Kauppakatu 23

The 3rd and 4th floors hold the Kuopio Cultural History Museum's main exhibits that showcase prehistory and settlement, local sources of livelihood and every-day life of Northern Savonia. In addition to these, there are changing exhibits on display. For more information, go to:www.kuopionmuseo.fi


Old Kuopio Museum, Kirkkokatu 22

Old Kuopio Museum consists of eleven old wooden houses on one individual block. The oldest of the buildings are from late 1700s and the youngest from the late 1800s. Their interiors portray living styles of different families from the 1800s to the 1930s. Some of the museum's gems include the pharmacy museum, the renowned local author Minna Canth's room as well as our changing exhibits. For more information, go to: www.korttelimuseo.kuopio.fi.


Home of J.V. Snellman, Snellmaninkatu 19

This museum is also known as the home of the renowned local thinker and political man, J.V. Snellman. He lived at this location for most of his residency in Kuopio from 1845 to 1849. The interior of the home consists of furniture and other possessions that once belonged to the Snellman family. For more information, go to: www.snellmanmuseo.kuopio.fi