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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.

Kalevala collection
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.

Juminkeko´s Kalevala collection