The Pavilion In summer 2014, beside the Art museum’s manor, rose the extension which enables exhibitions larger and more versatile than before. The pavilion tripled the exhibition spaces; now Gösta has a total of 1500 sq.m. exhibition space. The extension contains also modern conservation facilities, a magnificent restaurant with a beautiful view, a festive hall…
“The door opens quietly, as if a whispering wind could move the oaken door. A sturdy knock on the floor, no-one to be seen – maybe it is just the invisible governess of the Club. But has some visitor – the Queen, the President or a Counselor of State – left their secret in the…
The Mänttä church was designed by architect W. G. Palmqvist and it was inaugurated in 1928. The wooden sculptures by Hannes Autere and the altarpiece by Alwar Cawén give the unique touch to the Mänttä church. The construction of the church was completed in 1928. The church was constructed at G.A. Serlachius’s own expense…
Vilppula church was designed by architect Georg Schreck and it was built in 1891–1900. The church ended up in the firing line battles of 1918, and the hitmarks are still seen on the support pillars of the bell tower. The altarpiece is a painting by Pekka Halonen called “Kristus vuoritiellä” (Christ on the mountain path)
G.A. Serlachius Inc. had Honkahovi built in 1938 by Mäntänlahti bay, in close vicinity of the present-day town, to be used as the official residence of then-superintendent, future CEO R. Erik Serlachius. Designed by architect Jarl Eklund, the beautiful Functionalist building fits beautifully among the large pines. The large downstairs windows look out over a breathtaking
Getting to Mänttä-Vilppula
Mänttä and Vilppula are located in the beautiful Finnish lake and forest landscape, halfway between Tampere (route 58) and Jyväskylä (route 58, 23), an hour´s drive from both cities.
The railway goes through the region: Tampere – Vilppula – Haapamäki. It is only 7 km from the Vilppula railway station to Mänttä. By bus you can reach Mänttä and Vilppula in approximately one hour from Tampere and in an hour and a half from Jyväskylä. There are several buses daily between Mänttä and Vilppula.
It is also possible to take the Serlachius bus if you are coming from Tampere. The bus runs between Mänttä-Vilppula and Tampere on the days the Serlachius museums are open.
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