Museums in Ostrobothnia

Tobacco Magazine

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In the grand and bright premises of the Tobacco Magazine are organized diverse art and culturohistorical exhibitions throughout the year.

The red brick Tobacco Magazine was built in 1905 according to the drawings of the architect agency Grahn & Hedman & Wasastjerna. The magazine is part of the Jakobstad railway station milieu. The various custom houses, the store-houses and the magazine building reflect the industrialization of the Ostrobothnian coast at the end of the 19th century. Jakobstad, which had for a long time been known as a maritime city, began then to shift from sea transports more and more to railway transports. A railway line was built in Jakobstad in 1886-1887.

In the stowage of the former tobacco magazine are displayed mainly topical contemporary art and sculptures. The annual children’s happening of the Jakobstad Museum is usually arranged in the Tobacco Magazine. Many artists even from abroad gladly exhibit their art here.