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Verla - living history



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The “Verla — living history” book is a comprehensive and visually impressive plunge into the different phases of the Verla World Heritage Site, from the origin of the mill to the present day. The book is bilingual and includes text in both Finnish and English side by side. 

Most of the texts were compiled by the previous manager of the Verla World Heritage Site, Councillor for Cultural Affairs Eero Niinikoski. The extensive graphic material and the texts in the environmental section were created by nature photographer Lassi Kujala. The layout was designed and implemented by graphic designer Amanda Hyökki.


  • Verla in a nutshell
  • Verla’s early years
  • Verla’s owners
  • From wood to cardboard
    • Making of cardboard in short
    • Story of Verla’s Maria
  • Buildings at Verla
  • Verla and its surroundings
  • Verla today
  • Nature and phenomena at Verla
  • What is the UNESCO World Heritage Convention?

Working group:

Ville Majuri, Chairman, Director of the Verla Mill Museum
Jaana Rannanpää, Museum Specialist of the Verla Mill Museum
Lassi Kujala, nature photographer
Eero Niinikoski, former manager of the Verla Mill Museum
Amanda Hyökki, graphic designer

Photos: Lassi Kujala, Verla Mill Museum archives
Text: Eero Niinikoski, Lassi Kujala
Translation: SDL
Graphic design: Amanda Hyökki, Creanda Oy

Publisher: UPM Verla Mill Museum
Year of publication: 2016
Printing: Erweko Oy, Oulu
Repro: Kirjapaino Markprint Oy, Lahti
Paper: UPM Finesse silk 150 g

ISBN: 978-951-9070-39-1

Weight: 408 g