Ilomantsi Museum Foundation is responsible for running Möhkö Ironworks and Parppeinvaara Bardic Village. Möhkö Ironworks’ exhibitions tell the history of one of Finland’s largest limonite works, the effects of war on the easternmost villages of Finland and the great era of logging and timber rafting. Parppeinvaara Bardic Village showcases Karelian culture with an Ilomantsian twist, including a Border General’s Cabin, which functioned as a war-time operational headquarters for the Rukajärvi front, and an exhibition of Ilomantsi’s nature, wildlife and myths in the Mesikkä Animal Museum. Both are open throughout the summer and at other times by appointment for group visits.

For more information, contact: Möhkö Ironworks, tel. +358 50 342 8825, www.mohkonruukki.fi and Parppeinvaara Bardic Village, tel. +358 50 375 8787, www.parppeinvaara.fi