At my stay in Petkeljärvi I saw during a look at the Visitor Center that there is some ruins and environment of a former iron works in nearby Möhkö. So after putting together my things and a beautiful hike I drove the short way to Möhkö. Here I found ruins of melting furnaces and a still in shape historic industry environment including the owners Mansion. Much is put into a museum and you can walk around to get an impression of this areas history.
Around the ruins of the furnace there is a walkway so you can check it out from all directions. Have a look at the model of the furnace which is located in the mansion.
In the second floor a part of the exhibition is dedicated to the times when Möhkö was a place of war. Here Finland faught agains Russia, who tried to overtake Finland. Much fighting took place in Möhkö and you will learn about individuals of both sides. It is sad…
In another building of the site you can see how workers lived here and the work of those who provided firewod and timber for the ironworks.
If you want to know more about Möhkö Ironworks, please have a look at their official homepage.