Ankkapurha Industrial Museum is located at Stora Enso Anjalankoski Mill site on the eastern bank of Kymi River. The Industrial Museum was set up in the premises of the old groundwood mill and board mill, founded in 1872 at Lohisaari Island. The heart of the museum is Finland’s first continuously operated board machine restored at its original place in 1997.
The machine was started up in 1897 and shut down 81 years later in 1978. This unique old board machine is 60 m long, the trim width is 1,5 m and the maximum speed was 30 m/min. The museum exhibition illustrates the early stages of Ankkapurha area as well as people’s working and living conditions and the industrial development over a period of more than 100 years. Plenty of old photographs and objects are on display.
Ankkapurha Industrial Museum is open during summertime, from 2nd June to 12th August on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is situated in the industrial area of Stora Enso Inkeroinen Chardboard factory. People can get to the museum by coming to the office of museum guides in an old Central Office at Pasilantie 1.