Museums

Pori Art Museum

Pori Art Museum is famous for its exhibitions of international contemporary art. It was founded in 1981 around Professor Maire Gullichsen’s art collection. Pori Art Museum has a background in the tradition of modern art but is focused in its exhibitions and publications on contemporary art. Museum's profile has been characterized by environmental issues such as eco-art, site-specific art, identities, multiculturalism, human rights and society – the dialogue between the individual and culture, the local and the global.


Starting in the early nineties, the museum has also focused on developing the possibilities of art pedagogy based on contemporary art. Educational Services help clients of all ages to find new perspectives on art and visual culture. As the regional art museum in Satakunta, the museum hosts large collections and archives of modern and contemporary art.


The situation of the museum by the beautiful river bank in the old part of the city and also exhibition spaces are unique in Finland. In an old customs house from the 1860s there is one huge, unified exhibition hall, which adapts to the changing needs of the exhibitions and large windows overlooking the river landscape. It is accompanied by a number of other exhibition spaces, including Sculpture Garden outside and some of the others underground.

Pori Art Museum, address: Eteläranta, 28100 Pori

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mondays closed.

Taidemuseo

 

Satakunta Museum

Satakunta Museum is a museum of cultural history located by the river Kokemäenjoki, in the culturally and historically valuable area called Kivi-Pori, the old part of the city. The permanent exhibition ”Elon merkkejä” – ”Signs of life” tells about the Satakunta province from the past and present generations’ point of view, its life, phenomena and personalities. Plenty to see, to explore and to do for the whole family! For example, the visitors can take a look at homes of different eras, study the changes in the city landscape, admire the costume fashion from the Iron Age to the 1900s, pretend play grocery store, drive the streets of Pori with toy cars and almost even plow a field with a horse.

Satakunta Museum is also the provincial museum of the Satakunta region. The museum will ensure that Satakunta’s cultural heritage remains for the future generations as well. The branches of Satakunta Museum are The Ark Nature Centre, Rosenlew Museum and Building Preservation Centre Toivo and Korsman House.

Satakunta Museum, address: Hallituskatu 11, 28100 Pori

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mondays closed.

Satakunnan museo

 

The Ark Nature Centre

The Ark Nature Centre is located in the old telephone company building near the intersection of the four parks in the city centre. The permanent exhibition presents the nature of Satakunta. In Säppi, an island on the coast of Luvia, you can find a famous lighthouse and mouflon sheep. Beavers live in Paratiisi grove in Harjavalta. A bear, a wolf and a lynx are on display in their own corner. The bird species of the Kokemäenjoki delta play a key role in the exhibition.

The Ark Nature Centre, address: Pohjoispuisto 7, 28100 Pori

Opening hours: Tuesday –Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed on Mondays.

Luontotalo Arkki

 

Rosenlew Museum

Rosenlew Museum is located on the side of a traditional industrial area, in an old, red brick grain magazine. The Museum presents and stores the industrial cultural heritage of Satakunta province. In the permanent exhibition you can explore the history and production of the multidisciplinary Rosenlew Company (1853-1987). Temporary exhibitions present different topics related to industry and technology.

Rosenlew Museum, address: Kuninkaanlahdenkatu 14, 28100 Pori

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Mondays.

Satakunnan museo

 

Building Preservation Centre Toivo and Korsman House

Near the city centre of Pori, in the 5th district, is situated one branch of Satakunta Museum, The Building Preservation Centre Toivo and Korsman House. In the Toivo yard there are four timberhouses and an outhouse which have all been built between the early 19th and the early 20th century.

The Toivo Preservation centre is a meeting point for all those interested in old houses and their preservation and renovation. The most important task of Toivo is to advise people on how to restore and renovate old houses. Toivo’s renovation exhibition displays methods and materials for renovation but tells also about living in Pori from the 1820’s to 1950’s.

In Toivo’s yard in the Korsman House you can travel back in time to the year 1951. The Korsman flat has been decorated as an ordinary Pori family home in 1951.

Building Preservation Centre Toivo and Korsman House

Address: Varvinkatu 19 – Juhana Herttuankatu 15, 28100 Pori

Opening Hours:

Toivo

Tuesday - Thursday 12 - 5 p.m.

During winter time (1.10.-31.4.) prolonged opening on Wednesdays until 7 pm.

Korsman House

Mid-June-July, on event days and upon agreement.

Toivon myymälää