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Verla was the first stop of our five day round trip of Southeastern Finland. A friend recommended... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2023
895heikkis
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Helsinki, Finland
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Amazing and interesting

LOved my visit to this place. Baeutiful buildings which are free to wander around on the outside... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2023
dgjohansson
,
Ronneby, Sweden
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Werla is located in the middle of the most beautiful finnish countryside by the river. It is a museum formed in former mill which was closed around 1960. It looks exactly the same than that day, when workers dropped their gloves and left. I recommend a guided tour to find out more. There is a cafe that offers lunch but in high season it was already sold out and we could not eat there. We bought also local sparkling wine which was quite pricy though. Worth visiting!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My friend has a summer cottage near Verla and we visit there every single year. Beautiful location, few cute shops, summer market place every Saturday and also possible to buy their own wines. And of course a factory tour. Small but worth to visit

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Even though I've been there after hours, it is still was worth a visit. Very beautiful and rare villa, impressive factory and lovely riverside. Probably this place is even better when the galleries are open

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Don't pass this lovely, heart warming and surprising place if you have a chance to visit Verla! It's very beutiful small factory area by a water side. The story of Verla is amazing, as they kept the factory running as long as their empoyees wanted to work there (the new owner, UPM had decited years ago that the small factory doesn't produce enough and they didn't invest to new machines, and the employees used the old measures (from the 19th century) to the end of the factory!). So visiting the factory museum is a leap straight to the old times, when men were made of steel.. There's also some nice shopping as handicrafts and wine, to do, as well as a nice little restaurant and cafe to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Verla Mill is a museum where you can take a guided tour in a factory that has been left in the condition it was over 50 years ago. Due to its small scale, it was not much modernized during its years of operation, thus the factory tools and methods used go further back, to late 19th century. While the tools are not in use any more, all remains on its original place. Far more authentic experience than the usual museum setup on showing old articles in well-lit rooms but out of context.

You can be a old machine enthusiast, interested in the history of working life, or just want to see how and possibly where was the cardboard made for that old book at your grannies place.

Date of experience: August 2017
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