Admission with Museum Card

nekoski Art Museum

Kuhnamontie 1,
44100 nekoski

Get to know both an interesting culture person Toivo Parantainen and his art collection and beautiful landscape depictions from Central Finland in nekoski Art Museum!


Permanent exhibition presents works of art from art collection of Mr. Toivo Parantainen and Jyvskyl Art Museum. Toivo Parantainen (1921-1994) was a teacher and an art collector. He founded an art house to his home, an old school building in Liimattala, Konginkangas. In his home he exhibited not only his own art, but also offered artists exhibition space. Art house became later a foundation and management of art collection was shifted to the municipality of nekoski.

Permanent exhibition was renewed in 2015 by lending art from Jyvskyl Art Museum. This second part of exhibition presents aquarelles and drawings from Kalle Carlstedt and pieces of graphic art from Erkki Tanttu. Graphic artist Kalle Carlstedt from Sksmki travelled several times to Konginkangas in 1910s, 1930s and 1940s to capture landscapes and traditional way of life in Central Finland. In 1947 Carlstedt was accompanied with Erkki Tanttu, remarkable finnish illustrator and graphic artist.

Museums temporary exhibitions present wide variety of local art.

nekoski Art Museum is situated in an attractive and interesting villa, built in 1900. At first, villa was a home to the family Hammarn, the father being the head of the nekoski Mills. Later on, in 1920s and 1930s, villa provided apartments for the graduate engineers and their families and in 1950s and 1960s it served the forest industry as assembly rooms for important foreign visitors and sociable balls. Villa was renovated in 1970s as offices for the staff of the mill. In 2004 the municipality of nekoski purchased building in order to establish an art museum and to offer appropriate premises for the art collection of Toivo Parantainen. The first exhibition was opened to public in October 2005.

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Museum contact details

nekoski Art Museum
Kuhnamontie 1, 44100 nekoski


Katso reitti Matkahuollon reittioppaassa


nekoski Art Museum, Kuhnamontie 1, 44100 nekoski


0400 439 807, 0400 115 432

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

3/2/0 sek Museokortilla;

Payment methods

kteinen / cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay, Diners Club, Discover, G Pay, Apple Pay

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-16:00

closed 4.4.2021

Guided tours

No guidances during corona epidemic.