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Welcome to the museum

  • The Roos House and Leo Torppa´s Camera Collection
    Pitkänsillankatu 39

    Roos House
    Tue–Sun 11:00–16:00
    Thu 11:00–18:00
    Mon closed
    Eves of national holidays 11:00–16:00

    Leo Torppa’s Camera Collection
    Closed at the moment

    Pitkänsillankatu 28

    Exhibition Hall, Pedagogy and Lassander House
    Tue–Sun 11:00–16:00
    Thu 11:00–18:00
    Mon closed
    Eves of national holidays 11:00–16:00

    Other museum destinations in the city centre under this link

  • Museum attendants can be found in the museum shop at the Roos House and at the Exhibition Hall. Find the attendant at the Exhibition Hall if you want to explore the Pedagogy or the Lassander House.

    The Roos House is accessible by wheelchair or with a children’s trolley or a walker by using the ramp at the Isokatu side. Ring the doorbell. There are no lifts in the museum destinations.

    Our museum welcomes guide and assistance dogs.

    There are locked storage lockers at the Roos House.

    If necessary, the museum attendant will loan you a magnifying glass for the tour.

    The toilets are located on the ground floor, next to the museum shop at the Roos House.

  • Museokaupan tuotteet esitelty

    The K.H. Renlund Museum’s shop is located at the Roos House, and it is open during the museum opening hours.

    The shop sells books, art, ecological and handmade products.

    The goal of product sales is to promote the principles of sustainable development.

  • Group visits

    The museum offers year-round free admission to all museum destinations and exhibits. If you plan to visit the museum as a self-led group, please inform us well in advance by e-mail:

    You can find more information about the museum destinations and opening hours here.

    Guided tours

    The museum offers guided tours for a fee for groups in our museum destinations. More information about our guided tours is available here:

  • Sometimes it is nice to let go of the familiar everyday routines and leave the classroom. As a learning environment, the museum is filled with experiences, surprises, activities and new things that inspire kids to learn and study. The goal is to provide children and young people with meaningful and interesting museum visits. In the diverse museum destinations, history, art and different phenomena will open up to visitors from a completely new perspective.

    The museum offers packages with assignments and information to help visitors learn more and enjoy their visit. These packages are a great way to get to know the history of Kokkola, learn about the medieval times in the area, or perhaps find out what a traditional garden is like in Central Ostrobothnia.

    The city that rose from the sea (Merestä noussut kaupunki) is an extensive database filled with details about the history of Kokkola. It covers local history from the early days of the city all the way to the era of independence in Finland.
    Rousseau in gardens – Utilising the living cultural heritage (Rousseau pihapiireissä – Hyöty irti elävästä kulttuuriperinnöstä) takes you to the world of plants and traditional gardening in Central Ostrobothnia.

    Contact information:
    Museum Hostess Monica Witting-Kangasniemi
    Tel. +358 (0)44 780 9477

  • Office

    Vingenkatu 18A

    67100 Kokkola

    Tel. +358 (0)44 780 9474


    Mon–Fri 8:00–16:00

    Local Heritage Archive

    Vaasantie 6

    67100 Kokkola

    Contact information:


    Customers are asked to consider the delivery time of 2–4 weeks.

    You can also contact us by telephone during opening hours:

    +358 (0)40 8065 196

    +358 (0)44 7809 474

  • Booking the conference and banquet venue

    The museum facilities are available for rent for appropriate meetings and events. Contact the museum hostess for more information.

    Downstairs hall in the Roos House
    Maximum of 60 people
    Includes tables, chairs, audio equipment
    60 € / each beginning hour + VAT = 74 € / each beginning hour
    Additional fee for evenings and weekends 10 € / each beginning hour
    70€ + VAT = 87 € / each beginning hour
    If you have any questions about the rental spaces, please contact +358 (0)44 780 9477 or +358 (0)44 780 9476.

  • Karl Herman Renlund

    The K.H.Renlund Museum is named after the donator of its basic collection. Karl Herman Renlund (1850–1908) left in his will a collection of art and other items to the city of his birth, Kokkola. In 1909, the City of Kokkola decided to establish a museum in his honour based around his collection.
    At first, the Renlund collection was placed in the oldest building in the city, the Pedagogy (built in 1696), as a part of the building was set aside to house the collection. In 1946, the museum acquired the use of the entire building, but it was already apparent that the spaces were inadequate for the museum’s needs. In 1962, the city purchased the nearby Roos House, and the Renlund collection was placed on the top floor of the building. After renovations in 1987, the entire house was converted into a museum.

    Exhibitions and museum destinations

    In addition to the Pedagogy and Roos House, the museum’s permanent exhibitions are on display in the Lassander House. Changing exhibitions are organised on the ground floor of the Roos House and in the Exhibition Hall. Other destinations operated by the K.H.Renlund Museum include the Hakalax home museum and the Home of Fredrik and Anna Drake, where you can admire the interiors of the houses and the item collections on display.

    Collections today

    At present, the museum’s collections cover not only the Renlund collection but also other collections focusing on art and cultural history. As the latest addition, a sizeable naïve art collection consisting mainly of Central European art, namely the Zimmer collection, was deposited to the museum. Thanks to the significant donated collections, the museum is extending its profile into an international naïve and outsider art museum.
    Museum with regional responsibility
    Since 2008, the K.H.Renlund Museum has been known as the Regional Museum of Central Ostrobothnia. In 2020, after the reform of the Museums Act, the K.H.Renlund Museum was named the museum with regional responsibility in Central Ostrobothnia. As the museum with regional responsibility, the K.H.Renlund Museum acts as the official expert on the built cultural environment and archaeology and promotes regional museum operations and regional art museum work. Together with local operators involved in arts and local heritage work, the museum preserves the unique cultural heritage of Central Ostrobothnia.