Welcome to Archipelago Centre Korpoström!
See our Restaurant page for more information about opening hours in the harbour during September. During the period of September – March our exhibitions are open to the public on the first Saturday of every month. We also open the exhibitions for groups on request.
This year’s main exhibition is called ”Times of Strife” and tells our visitors about the 18th century in the archipelago. The exhibition is produced as a part of the Central Baltic-project DefenceArch.
Our Crafts workshop is a year-round meeting point for local artisans. During the “Weekends in Creative Korpo”-events (always on the first Saturday of every month) drop-in visitors are welcome to take part in the activities!
In our auditorium you can read the story about the Swedish explorer Salomon Andrée, who crash landed with his hydrogen balloon close to the island of Brunskär in Korpo 125 years ago. “Andrée 125” is produced by Brunskärs byalag. (You can visit the André exhibition when ever the restaurant is open, also outside ordinary opening hours for the other exhibitions.)
The artist duo Elin&Keino exhibits two artworks “Zostera Marina” and “Insertio” at the Archipelago Centre. The works have been produced in co-operation with the Åbo Akademi University’s unit for environmental and marine biology.
The first part of our new permanent exhibition “Our archipelago” opened this summer. The exhibition will grow during the next two years.
And yes, our popular Kids’ Lab will be back next summer!
Below you will find more information about our current exhibitions and events.
Korpoström Archipelago Center is a visitor center for science, nature, art and culture, with a mission to ”Cover man’s relationship to nature in the archipelago – historically, as well as at the present time and in the future – and to present the archipelago and its peculiar nature to its visitors”.
The Archipelago center works in an interdisciplinary manner to create exhibitions and happenings with interesting angles of approach on matters and phenomena that are peculiar to the archipelago. The people co-operating are scientists, artists, cultural workers, volunteers and public officials. Our center also works as station for marine biology (Åbo Akademi University), as base for the Archipelago National Park and as guest harbor and conference center.
From September to March the exhibition is open on the first Saturday of every month. Also open for pre-booked visits.
YouTube movies about the history of Korpoström – Find them here!
125 Years Since the First Flight from Sweden to Finland. Producer: Brunskärs byalag
Elin&Keino: Art works about the “meadows of the sea”.