Culture

Hanko has had an active cultural life throughout its existence. The aesthetic environment feeds creativity. 

There are many galleries, museums, and exhibitions for you to visit, and you can even converse with the artists in their own home galleries.

Plan a day in Hanko full of culture

Go for a sculpture tour

Many sculptors have made their imprint in Hanko.

  • Bird (Carl-Gustaf Lilius), Sibelius park, Esplanaadi
  • Conciliation (Catharina Kajander), Raatihuoneentori
  • The Cloud Woman (Carl-Gustaf Lilius), The Municipal Library
  • Fish in the Water Tower (Einar Sandberg), Kirkkomäki
  • The Guardian Angel (Carl-Gustaf Lilius), The New Cemetery
  • Lenore (Carl-Gustaf Lilius), Jussi Lundmark park, Esplanaadi
  • Marielle (Sten Fogelberg), Raatihuoneentori
  • Oystercatcher (Pirkko Nukari), Vuorikatu
  • Sea snake (Muddle Lilius, Kristian Kober, Heikki Räsänen), Vuorikatu
  • Wind from the sea (Rafael Saifulin), Rantakatu
  • The Koverhar Iron and Steel Plant Memorial (Heikki Kukkonen), Koverharintie

Galleries open all year round

The municipal library and gallery and artotheque

Changing exhibitions all year round in the gallery, and local art to rent and for sale in the artotheque. Further information on the webpage.

Town Hall Art Gallery

Changing exhibitions all year round. Further information on the webpage.

Alan’s café: exhibitions

Smaller, changing art exhibitions all year round.

Yrjö Sahlstedt

A guides recommendations

– Guided tours with their limited time seldom allow longer walks, but I can always recommend excursions on your own to some of my own favourite spots
When purchasing locally produced handicraft you get a unique gift or souvenir, and at the same time you support the local producers and their