Verla is truly a spectacular place to visit.
The old ground wood and Board Millold groundwood and board mill have been the heart of this idyllic village since the 1870's, first as a working mill and since 1972 as a museum. This all makes Verla a truly spectacular place to visit.
There you can feel like stepping straight into the second half of the 19th century. Verla Museum's green gardens, architectonically valuable buildings and an old cardboard factory, with its original technical equipment, have been preserved unbelievably perfectly in their original state. It is as if the mill has just been stopped for a moment.
Although there are, of course, no actual mill workers, in many ways you can feel their presence in the museum. You really need to visit Verla personally in order to experience the unique atmosphere. The visitors can admire the original mill buildings and machinery, the idyllic workers' cottages and a prehistoric rock painting. It’s like travelling back in history!
A new dam has been built on Verlankoski, which borders the mill building, in order to protect the mill from the water. In summer 2014, an interesting new culture trail will be opened to visitors in the area between the dam and the mill. Along with this trail, you will be able to see the mill from a whole new perspective.
Verla Mill Museum has location 30 km from the Kouvola city and 160 km from Helsinki.
You can only tour the museum accompanied by a guide. Tours in foreign languages are given by appointment.
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill became a member of World Unesco Heritage List in 1996.
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