The Culture Center Vanha Paukku
Our outlet store in the centre of the city of Lapua is located in the cultural centre Vanha Paukku. We're using the former tool factory premises of Lapua Ammunition Factory (Lapuan Patruunatehdas), a company that owned and used the buildings until a dramatic accident took place in the factory premises in April 1976.
The former factory complex nowadays houses a number of shops and entrepreneurs, a 200 seat Alajoki auditorium, meeting rooms, a cafeteria, a movie theatre, a local theatre group, the Lapua Art Museum and the municipal library. The factory surroundings also offer a home for the Music Institute and the Adult Education Centre of Lapua – and of course the historical museum of the Lapua Ammunition Factory.
In summer it is possible to hop on a river cruise with the local ferry company. The cruise takes its passengers on a journey through the area's history and surroundings. While visiting the region of South Ostrobothnia, the Aalto Centre in the city of Seinäjoki is worth seeing. The complex is a marvellous entity of public buildings designed by Finland's most famous architect, Alvar Aalto (1898–1976).