In the west of Mänttä you can find the second part of the interesting Serlachius museums. Serlachius Museum Gösta combines an art museum and a mansion that is accessible through the entrance hall of the art museum. I came quite late and had to rush a little especially through the mansion as the staff was kind to let me walk through despite official closing announcement, but I had a good time there to explore the different rooms on three floors. But back to the art museum first.
The art museum is located in a huge desinger building and has its roots in the collection of Serlachius, the former founder and owner of the paper factory in town (see Serlachius Museum Gustav for his history). According to their website the museum won several awards for the architecture and the collection. You will find a permanent exhibition and some changing exhibition, which during my visit featured the subject of how Europe and the world deals with refugees.
From this part of the exhibition you can continue down some huge stairs into a huge hall that houses some general paintings.
As mentioned do not forget to have a look at the mansion. Inside there is more art, but also the furntiture and information about its past.
Keep an eye open for some stairs leading down into the painted cellar room, or should I say drinking room 🙂
In the ground and upper floor you can see art sorted by subject, for example forest and winter.
If you come here on a nice summer day, then you can enjoy also the park around the museum.
I hope you liked this short tour through the Serlachius Museum Gösta. Have a look on their website that you can access by clicking on their banner below and of course make a visit there personally!