Verla groundwood and board mill can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Tour guides describe the mill to visitors and bring the museum to life with stories about the mill.
The guided tour lasts 50–60 minutes, depending on the size of the group. Tours in Finnish start on the hour (the schedule may change to accommodate special event and theme days). Tours in other languages are available by arrangement. We recommend arriving at Verla at least 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.
The tour starts with a ten-minute documentary film showing the mill in full action during its last weeks of operation in the summer of 1964. The documentary commentary is available in Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish and Russian. Subtitling is also available in Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
After the film, the mill tour continues with a step-by-step demonstration of how spruce timber was transformed into the off-white woodpulp board that became famous in its time.
Verla Mill Museum is not fully accessible for wheelchair users. However, visitors with reduced mobility can take part in a partial tour with the group.
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For tours in other languages than Finnish (2019: Swedish, English, German, Russian, French and Spanish) we recommend to contact our customer service firstname.lastname@example.org or 0204152170.