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Forssa museum

traditions and unique new

In the Forssa region, there are plenty of interesting museums, art exhibitions and craftsmen's workshops to visit, where the history, local stories and culture of the region comes alive.


Spinning Mill Area

Spinning Mill Area

Piippuaukio , 30100 Forssa

The historic Forssa cotton mill was founded by Swedish-born Axel Wahren in 1847. The spinning mill was soon followed by a weaving mill, yarn dye works and the first industrial fabric printing plant in the country. The developing textile industry soon attracted people from near and far, and the small factory town grew into a city.

The spinning mill ceases operating in 1980, after which it has been renovated into a vibrant cultural centre and a fun place to visit. 

Visit our museums and exhibitions, and enjoy refreshments at the terrace by the 36-meter-tall chimney. You can also check out the Kuhalankoski rapids and admire the green landscape which brings together the historic industrial red-brick architecture, as well as the park that borders it.

On site services for travellers and visitors:

  • Forssa museum & Pattern Centre
  • Museum Shop
  • Forssa Nature Museum
  • Forssa Library
  • Exhibition Space Vinkkeli
  • Restaurant Old Dyer & Chimney Terrace
  • Lifestyle shop Hushållska
  • Nightclub Status
  • Pop-up Bar Pore
  • Forssa Art School
  • Forssa Music School
  • Wahren Opisto - Adult Education Centre
  • Forssa Youth Services
  • HAMK Forssa
  • Axel Wahren Pre-School and Kindergarten
  • Forssa Factory Park & Kuhalankoski Rapids
  • Kati Länsikylä Photography Studio
  • Mainossatama Advertising Agency