The Juminkeko culture center offers visitors a variety of exhibitions,
programs and events, which deal with the Kalevala and Karelian
culture. It also arranges cultural excursions to Viena Karelia
with center partners. Visitors can also purchase books and souvenirs
based on the Kalevala and Karelian culture.
The center houses one of the world's largest collections of Kalevalas.
The different translations of the Kalevala are in glass display
cases. It is also possible to view Kalevala illustrations or to
listen to samples of Kalevala readings in Juminkeko's own multimedia
program Kalevala -treasure trove of knowledge. There is a Finnish,
English and German version of the program.
Kalevala: a culture heritage
Visitors can view the center's special program on the birth of
the Kalevala, Karelianism, Elias Lönnrot and Viena Karelian rune
singing tradition in the center's auditorium.
Trips to Viena Karelia
Juminkeko arranges trips to the birthplace of the Kalevala
in Viena Karelia. For more information, visit the Viena
folklore village website.