Sculptor Walter Runeberg was one of the sons of Fredrika and Johan Ludvig Runeberg. After his death, his heirs gave an extensive selection of sculptures to the City of Porvoo. Today, the museum exhibits plaster sculptures and sketches of the sculptor’s best-known work, such as The Law, Per Brahe the Younger, Apollon and Marsyas, Alexander II, the statue of J. L. Runeberg, and Angel, the grave monument of Z. Topelius. The selection of portraits includes several prominent cultural figures and scientists of the 19th century.
For example, many have come to know the statue of Per Brahe the Younger, erected in Turku and Raahe. The statue of J. L. Runeberg was unveiled in front of a large crowd in Helsinki’s Esplanadi Park in 1885. The same year, a smaller, natural-size version of the statue was unveiled in Porvoo. Perhaps the best-known of all of Walter Runeberg’s work is the monument of Alexander II, located in Helsinki’s senate square, which took a total of eight years to complete.
Address Aleksanterinkatu 5, 06100 Porvoo
Phone +358 19 582 186
Mon-Sun 10 – 16
Adults 8 €
Children (7v. – 17 years) free
Groups (minimun 10 persons) 6 € per person
Also entrance to the J.L. Runeberg’s Home
Guidance by appointment