Pig iron was refined from lake ore at Möhkö Ironworks between 1849 and 1908. Ironworks was the largest iron manufacturer in Finland and employed hundreds of people. Lake ore was lifted from the bottom of the lakes from rafts. Ore was smelted into iron in blast furnaces. When ready, iron was transported to Värtsilä for the purposes of further refinement, or to the foundries in St Petersburg.

From “malavi” to “sukuna”—the story of iron – exhibition demonstrates the course of iron by illustrative scale models from lifting the ore to smelting.

In the salon of Pytinki one can experience the afternoon of the master and mistress, and little travellers are expected in the play room of olden times.



World War Two destroyed Möhkö village badly. Its moments of fate took place 7.12.1939 as the Soviet troops conquered the village. It signified the beginning of occupation, which lasted until the peace in March 1940. As a consequence of the war, Ilomantsi lost approximately a third of its territory.

In the final stage of the Continuation War in 1994, battles with a decisive role in the outcome of the war took place in the areas near Möhkö. The Mobile application for the Öykkösenvaara military history trail.

Möhkö at war –exhibition tells about the stages of the Winter and Continuation Wars in and near Möhkö, the fate of the refugees and the rebuilding after the war as well as the great depression.


After the iron manufacturing stopped, Möhkö Ironworks and its forests were acquired by Enzo Gutzeit. It was the beginning of Möhkö’s “forest age”, which lasted until 1970’s. The people of the village earned their living by lumbering, and Pytinki hosted the district managers’ office.

Forested Möhkö –exhibition tells about the traditions of logging and log floating as well as the changes that machines brought into the daily lumbering work.



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