Serlachius museot

Feel free to
come farther

+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm.


+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm
summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm
Closed 6 Dec, 24–25 Dec, 31 Dec, 25 Mar and 30 Apr

Feel free to
come farther

Construction work
phase by phase

Follow the progress of Gösta's extension project  in our photographic diary. You will find the updates on the right, latest update on top edge.

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Thursday 3. April 2014

Near handover


The completion of Gösta’s pavilion comes closer day by day. The handover of the spaces starts 17 April, even though the work will continue for about two weeks after that at some parts of the house. The coating work of the interior of the house has almost been completed. The delivery and installation of the restaurant’s furniture and fixed furnishings are in the making. The wood furniture for the foyer, restaurant and office spaces is also under way, as well as the metal furniture for the collection spaces.

The facade cladding of the building is close to finish. The tile cladding of the facade and work on glass link are in progress. The installation of the camera columns has begun. The landscaping work starts weather permitting. The renovation of the old manor is coming to an end and the change work of Autere cottage begins in mid-April. The foundations of the bridge to Taavetinsaari have been constructed and the bridge itself will be lifted to its place on the second week of April. About 130 persons still work on the site. Image: Juha Roponen.


Tuesday 4. March 2014

The link connects the old and the new museum

Finishing work is under way throughout the new pavilion. Inside the building, the main work will be done with the suspended ceilings, because all concealed technical installations must be performed first. The suspended ceiling installation will go on until the end of May. The most of the parquet and stone floors have been completed. The floor installation in the office part will be started during the next couple of days, as well as the finishing of the basement floor. As for the work outside the building, facade weatherboarding starts to reach its final stage, and cast of loading routes and facade weather tiling are equally under way. The floor of the glass link has been cast and the roof completed. Glazing of the link starts within few days. The renovation in the old manor has been commenced, and change work in the Autere cottage begins in April. The foundation work of the bridge leading to Taavetinsaari is also in progress. The steel frame arrives in Mänttä at the beginning of April. Altogether 130 people work at the area. Image: Juha Roponen

Tuesday 4. February 2014

Ready surfaces inside as well as outside

At present, people dig into work practically everywhere within Joenniemi area. Installation walls of the exhibition spaces and surfacing of the floors are under way at Gösta’s pavilion. Currently, work at false ceilings and waterproofing of wet spaces is in progress around the whole building. Technical installation work such as electrical, ventilation and plumbing installations progress side by side with the construction work. Foundation work related to the brigde leading to Taavetinsaari has commenced and a walking path around the island as well as particular panorama spots have been cleared. Foundation work for these paths has begun. The thinning-out work aimed to open the landscape has been completed. Also the renovation of the old manor has begun. The construction contractor of the pavilion building Jämsän Kone- ja Rakennuspalvelu as well as Energiatekniikka Oy along with Sähkötyö Ari Heinonen are responsible for the work. Restoration of Autere cottage starts in April. Until then, the cottage operates as site lunch canteen. Currently 130 people work within the area of Joenniemi. Image: Susanna Yläjärvi

Tuesday 31. December 2013

Details evolve

Less than four months to completion and the pace of work still grows faster. Winter chill has not yet tightened its grip so also exterior work can be performed in quite good conditions. External facing is still in progress (glass walls, sheet metal works, boarding), stone works (paving and wall tiling) as well as landscaping. All contractors proceed rapidly with interior work. The house conceals many small details, which not only need to be designed carefully, but also require carrying out of a model work that the architects and client first approve. The image above shows model works related to stone flooring, stairs, board cladding and stone paving. One week before Christmas there were 98 workers on the site. Images: Juha Roponen

Friday 22. November 2013

The main entrance invites you in

The entrance of the building starts to take its form towards the end of November. This sight is also familiar in the new logo of the museums. The foundation work of the stone paving at entrance is in progress. The installation of the paving stones starts within few days. The tower crane was disassembled on 8 November. Finishing work is in progress in the entire building: for instance some partition walls have been erected. The work in the basement has progressed furthest, for there, also some surfaces have already been completed. The entire glulam beam frame and its facade columns have been erected, and external facing is in progress. Materials used in the external facing are wood, glass, sheetmetal and stone. Landscaping work concentrates on areas further away from the building. About 70 people work daily on the site. Image: Juha Roponen