Mänttä evolves

Scale models telling about the development in Mänttä

The scale models depict the construction on the isthmus on Mäntänkoski rapids over a period of little over hundred years. The scale models were prepared for the first permanent exhibition opened at Museum Gustaf in 2003.

The isthmus 1873

This is how the environment looked like when Mänttä groundwood mill was established.

The isthmus 1901

Within three decades new industry evolved on the shore.

The isthmus 1942

During the second world war all more new building had emerged.

The isthmus 1986

When Metsä-Serla was born, the isthmus had been fully occupied by buildings.