KUOPIO : FINLAND

*Location:

   The Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
   (Suomen Ortodoksinen Kirkkomuseo)
   Karjalankatu 1, Kuopio, Finland
   LL: N 62.8977, E 27.6672
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   The Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
   Karjalankatu 1
   70110 Kuopio
   T: (017)287 2240
   E: kirkkomuseo@ort.fi

*Schedule:

   Museum open 1000-1600 Tu-Su summer,
   1200-1500 M-F & 1200-1700 Sa-Su winter;
   closed holidays (see Website).

*Remarks:

   7 older bells have crowns;
   16 newer bells are plain.

*Technical data:

   Zvon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker (except for 7)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  3 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    5 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   8 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
*Links:

The Website of The Orthodox Church Museum of Finland has a small photo of the zvon on its splash page.  The tower is freestanding in front of the museum.  Text in both Finnish and English.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unidentified bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Finland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/12
*Photos:

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