Cultural operators in Kotka include the Kotka Culture Centre, Kotka City Theatre, Kymi Sinfonietta symphony orchestra and numerous associations. The Culture Centre organises, for example, art exhibitions, the ‘critique day’ event and the annual children’s culture week and Kotkan Meripäivät events.

Cultural Services in Kotka
Kymi Sinfonietta
Kotka Theatre
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
Flying Museum


Cultural activities in Hamina include Hamina Threatre, active cultural associations, the biennial Hamina Tattoo event and the different activities organised at Hamina Bastion.

Cultural service in Hamina (in Finnish)
Cultural associations in Hamina (in Finnish)
Exhibitions (in Finnish)
Hamina Theatre (in Finnish)
Hamina Tattoo
Hamina Bastion


Pyhtää’s cultural offerings include a range of exhibitions and other cultural events. The small municipality also has two museums: a packaging museum displaying old packaging material and the Kaunissaari Island Archipelago Museum (in Finnish). 

Culture and exhibitions in Pyhtää


The municipality of Virolahti organises different cultural events. Active voluntary associations form the basis of cultural life in Virolahti. Cultural destinations in Virolahti include the Bunker Museum and the Virolahti Local History Museum (in Finnish).

Culture in Virolahti (in Finnish)


Miehikkälä Pelimanni Days is an annual summer event for culture enthusiasts. Miehikkälä also has interesting museums and a church completed in 1881. The locals are also renowned for their skills in arts and crafts.

Culture in Miehikkälä (in Finnish)