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Culture of Ulvila



The ironworks village of Leineperi was built on the banks of Kullaanjoki in the second half of the 1700s. This ironworks which has gone through so diversely differing eras is restored to serve as a living memorial scene of the first steps of industrialization in Finland. This area is of special value from cultural history's point of view; it is the best preserved and most intact ironworks village in Finland. In the area, there are different shops, events, moreover there is the home museum of the olympic winner weightlifter Kaarlo Kangasniemi. In the adjacent vicinity of the church in Kullaa, there is a local museum and an outdoors village museum called Taattola, with smoke saunas.

Here, under the Northern Star, the round-built yard of Jalomäki i. e. Jalomäen umpipiha is a significant centre for preserving farmer culture. It is right on the side of the road from Pori to Tampere, of highway no. 11, that is. In the log-buildings there is a great variety of farmers' tools of different past eras and styles to be seen.

The most significant special museum of the leather industry in the Nordic countries, Friitalan Nahkamuseo, the Leather Museum in Friitala, is open on weekdays from 10 to 18, on Saturdays from 10 to 14 as well as at other times when prearranged. Ancient Historic Area in Liikistö the ruins of the first church built in Ulvila in the 1200s as well as ancient graveyard and bronze age tribunal stones