Admission with Museum Card

Studio Leisti

The Museum of Kymenlaakso, Kotka

  • 3.10.2023–17.3.2024

Tapio Leistis nostalgic photographs transport the audience to the Kotka of the past, the sandboxes in backyards, the shore cliffs warmed by the sun, and the lively atmosphere of the harbour.


Photographer Tapio Leisti (1912–1993) was based in Kotka and mainly photographed black-and-white portraits, compositions, and milieu images from the 1940s to the 1980s. His photographs are a combination of professional skill, playfulness, and nostalgic daily life.

Tapio Leisti was awarded the international titles ARPS (Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society) and AFIAP (Artiste de la Fdration Internationale de lArt Photographique) of his field. The requirements for the titles included participating over 40 times in an international photography exhibition and the acknowledgements gained through the exhibitions.

The meritorious photographs of Tapio Leisti were donated to the Kymenlaakso Museum by his daughter Marianne Roslund.

The Leisti photography collection is presented in this extent for the first time. The exhibition Studio Leisti in the Kymenlaakso Museum is a joyful journey to the Kotka of the previous century.

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Museum contact details

The Museum of Kymenlaakso
Merikeskus Vellamo, Tornatorintie 99 , 48100 Kotka

040 350 0497

Museum website

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The Museum of Kymenlaakso, Merikeskus Vellamo, Tornatorintie 99 , 48100 Kotka


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


Payment methods

Vellamossa kyvt kteinen, yleisimmt pankki- ja luottokortit, Museokortti ja Kaikukortti sek Smartumin, Epassin (mobiilisovellus), Eazybreakin ja Edenredin kulttuuriedut.

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-20:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

On Wednesdays 17-20 free admission to exhibitions. Exceptions to Vellamo's opening hours: https:/­/­www.merikeskusvellamo.fi/­en/­exceptions-to-opening-hours/­. Restaurant Laakonki is closed until 8 March 2024.

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