Lost Lighthouses

18.05.2018 to 21.10.2018

Lost Lighthouses exhibition displays through stories and photographs some of the lighthouses Finland has lost, in one way or another. The exhibition leads visitors to lost cultural heritage.Lighthouses and lighted beacons are a part of our architectural and cultural history, maritime history and sea safety. They are home islands, fixed points, memories and, in many cases, also battle grounds and innocent victims of the war years. Some lighthouses have vanished from view as a result of storms and destruction. Wars have also taken their toll: lighthouses were demolished by Finnish troops and some also by the enemy. The majority of the lost Finnish lighthouses were, however, lost in connection with the cession of territory as a result of the terms of peace.  

More information: https://www.merikeskusvellamo.fi/EN/Exhibitions/Current%20exhibitions/20...