Outokumpu Mining Museum


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The Pitkälahti railway 100 years

Photos from the Pitkälahti railway 1918-1955.

In 2018 we celebrated the 100th anniversary since the building of the Pitkälahti narrow-gauge railway. The railway was built so that ore could be transported from the Outokumpu mine to the harbor at Pitkälahti, on the coast of Juojärvi. The railways first transport happened on September 9th 1918. At that point the railway was still under construction, and it would take almost another two years for the construction to finish. The track transported ore until 1928 after which the regular railway from Joensuu to Outokumpu was built. Other cargo-traffic was abundant all through the 1940s. The passenger traffic on the line started in 1936, with the transportation of mine workers to and from work. In 1947 the passenger traffic was extended to include regular passengers. The last trip on the railway happened on the 17th of August 1955, after which the dismantling of the railway started.

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Museum contact details

Outokumpu Mining Museum
Kaivosmiehenpolku 2, 83500 Outokumpu

+358 447 559 222

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Liput: Aikuiset 6 €, lapset 4 €. Museokortilla ilmaiseksi kaivosmuseoon ja museotunneliin.

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Käteinen, pankki- ja luottokortit, ryhmille laskutus.

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Opening hours

Mon 10:00-17:00
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

By request open for groups also outside opening hours.

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