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My first visit to the museum. I am not a friend of modern art. This time I really enjoyed. Our... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Joni N
via mobile
Two museums at the same price

After prilliant expierence at Gösta museum (about 5 - 6 kilometers from city centre of Mänttä) I... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
Oulu, Finland
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Gustaf is a storytelling museum in the former head office of a paper combine. Impressive main exhibition Paper Devil takes you through a route of eight dramatized scenes depicting the colourful life of a paper industry pioneer, Gustaf Adolf...more
R.Erik Serlachiuksenkatu 2, Mantta-Vilppula 35800, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is big difference with old golden time art (Gallen-Kallela and von Wright) and this modern art. This art has to purificate and wash first to get golden time to run again. This chicken court outside was fun. Hope well done next year.

Thank Erkki K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can recommend Dali's Gala and Brotherus' Playground exhibitions. The Paper Devil I just found boring. The building itself shows what you were able to do "in the good old days", if you had a pile of money.....

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Serlachius-museot, Press Officer at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you for your recommendation. Best regards, Susanna from Serlachius Museums

Reviewed 7 June 2017

What should have been interesting turned out to be disappointing. The audio guide was very confusing. Not enough factual and plain facts. Very dark and noisy environment. Did not learn a lot because the way the story was told was not straight forward.

Thank Brigitte D
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Almost castle like main building of old paper mill head. Quite interesting modern art exhibitions and history of the factory and it's creator's. Garden and new paper mill outside.

Thank fisupeksu
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The museum is absolutely worth to visit. Only boring thing was that it had the same exhibitions than more than one year ago. Go first to this museum and continue to the next Serlachius museum which is some kilometers away from here. You will get...More

Thank MC0777
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

My first visit to the museum. I am not a friend of modern art. This time I really enjoyed. Our guides were really professional and made me enjoy the exhibition.

Thank Joni N
Reviewed 23 April 2016

After prilliant expierence at Gösta museum (about 5 - 6 kilometers from city centre of Mänttä) I was time to see all the exhibitions in this Gustaf museums. This time there was a chance to see a exhibition about the history of Mänttä + pulp...More

Thank MC0777
Reviewed 8 April 2016

There are two museums in the small town of Mänttä, one named after the 'Paperiperkele' (Paper Devil) Gustaf Serlachius, the other after his nephew and successor Gösta Serlachius. Why of all places in Mänttä, in the middle of nowhere? It all started with some rapids,...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Mänttä grew around a paper mill like many other Finnish towns and this museum is the former main office building of the 'one man company', G.A.S. named after the founder Gustaf Adolf Serlachius and later run by his nephew Gösta and his son and his...More

Thank FinlandNotEngland
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Nice building and exhibition. Worth visiting if you're interested in history of Serlachius, "Paperiperkele" exhibition tells interactively about G. A. Serlachius, including miniatyre models of Mänttä and factory areas at different times in history. There're also other changing exhibitions and a small cafeteria. Worth visiting...More

Thank Arja T
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