Haapakoski Ironworks, Pieksämäki

Haapakoskentie 506
77520 Haapakoski

Haapakoski Ironworks is of national significance due to its long history, surviving old buildings and remarkably beautiful surroundings. It is well worth a visit, especially, if you are interested in cultural history and the history of industrialisation. Haapakoski Limonite Ironworks is a truly authentic 19th century industrial location with a rustic charm. This old factory site has previously been closed to visitors. The plant shut down in 2010 – 2011 and in 2011 Pauli K Vaananen became the new owner. Members of the family, Jari Vaananen and Jaana Ruotsalainen, the current residents, fell in love with the unique place and its fascinating history. They are now working on the site, renovating and repairing the buildings and the surroundings to gradually open the place for the public. The place is a true treasure of the history of industrialisation in Finland, one of its kind.

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