Mylly - English
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What is Mylly? (pronounced “moo-loo” in English)

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Mylly is a community based multicultural centre located in the beautiful Sapokka area of Kotka in south-eastern Finland. Mylly has been in operation since October 2007, and was founded by immigrants in the Kotka area. Mylly now employs about 20 individuals from various cultural backgrounds. If you would like further information about the history of Mylly, visit our history page.

What does Mylly do?

Mylly’s founders identified that local community support is the key to the successful integration of immigrants and set out to provide such an environment. Mylly’s main objective is to foster the collaboration between Finnish citizens and immigrants to the Kotka area.

The services and facilities Mylly provides include:

Events and activities

As part of their efforts, Mylly has a full calendar of multicultural activities available year round for all to participate in. Click here to learn more about upcoming events and activities.

A great way to learn more about the activities, events and history of Mylly is to browse through our photo gallery.

The photo gallery albums are grouped in the following way:

  • 2006-2008 photos are grouped thematically (by events and activities)
  • 2009 photos are grouped by month
  • 2010 includes a Mylly personnel (past and present) album and three month blocks of events and activities at Mylly
  • 2011 includes a Mylly personnel album and event photos from every month of the year
  • 2012 includes a Mylly personnel alblum and even photos from every month of the year
  • 2013 includes a Mylly personnel album and event photos from every month of the year

Please click on our Online photo gallery to learn of past Mylly events and activities. You may also want to participate in activity groups or start your own activity in Mylly. Do not hestitate to Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen .

Mylly Shop's

Café Kolibri  is in kotka public swimming pool and is open: ma,ti.to.pe Klo 08.00-19.00 ke 12.00-19.00 la,su 12.00-17.00. Café Kolibri offers coffee products and also porridge, salads. blinis, as well as pastries to take home, and if needed meeting catering, During summer months, activities are to be extended to the outer region

Mylly has its own gift and handicraft shop where you can sell your products.

After entering into a sales contract with Mylly, we take care of the marketing and selling of your products as well as after sales customer service.

When pricing your products please follow these guidelines:

  1. Define a product net price (the amount you expect for each product).
  2. Add Mylly’s provisional cost of 20% on top of the net price (provisional cost is for sales and operational costs).IMG_2532
  3. Add your net price and the 20% provisional cost (this provides you with an overall price for your product).
  4. Add the VAT tax of 24%. Mylly is required to report VAT to the government.
  5. The sales price shown on the ticket will be net price + 20% + VAT.


Example calculation:

Net price: 8,00 € (= 80% of overall price)  
Provisional cost: 2,00 € (= 20% of overall price)
Overall price: 8,00 € + 2,00€ = 10,00 €
VAT: 24% of 10,00 € = 2,40 €

Sales price: 10,00 € + 2,40 € = 12, 40 €

For more information please contact:

Michael Baumberger
Telephone: +358 400 659 696
Email: Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen

Virtual Branch of The Russian Museum of Art

Mylly was the first to host The Russian Museum of Art’s Virtual Branch Project in Finland.

The virtual museum provides a unique insight into Russian art with over 260 interactive experiences consisting of films, virtual tours, puzzles, exhibits and more!

The museum can be experienced individually on computers in the Mylly internet room or by reservation as free a presentation in the Mylly activity room for groups.

You can learn more about the Virtual Branch of The Russian Museum of Art in St Petersburg (in English) at Virtual Museum of Russian Art

For more information please contact:

Michael Baumberger
Telephone: +358 400 659 696
Email: Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen

Room and facility hire

Mylly also has the following facilities available for hire:

  • Activity and meeting room facilities for up to 40 people equipped with tables and chairs, data projector, DVD player, internet computers, IMG_2514
  • printer, photocopier, white board, sound system and dance mirrors. Catering can also be provided for a fee.
  • Gift and handicraft shop where you can sell your own products
  • Sauna for 4 - 6 people.
  • Outside areas equipped with a children’s playground, stage, marquees, tables and chairs for up to 40 people.

Entrepreneurial support and businesses

With an understanding that it can be difficult for immigrants to gain employment in their new country, Mylly helps immigrants establish their own businesses by providing affordable start up premises. Mylly can also provide marketing, business development and administration guidance and support.

The following businesses currently operate from Mylly:

Restaurant Sanremo (in Finnish) in the evenings and Mylly restaurant during lunch hours

Enzo Franzoni (Italian), tel. +358 40 8396498
Italian an European cuisine
Open Monday and Tuesday 10 am till 4 pm; Wednesday to Friday 10 am till 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 am to 9 pm; other times upon reservations

Salon Irina (in English)

Irina Shvetsova (Russian), tel. +358 44 281 9292
Haircutting and beauty services
Open Monday to Friday 10 amtill 5 pm. Other times upon reservations.
Please make appointments

Sewing Studio Olga (in English)

Olga Kärnä (Russian), tel. +358 40 485 8455
Dressmaking, clothing alterations and repairs
Open Tuesday to Friday 11 am till 6 pm, Saturday 11 am till 3 pm

Beauty Salon Airi (in Finnish)

Airi Kurg (Estonian), tel. +358 45 2577004
Manicure, pedicure and eyeeyelash extensions
Open Monday to Friday 10 am till 4 pm. Other times upon reservations.

New immigrant entrepreneurs in the Kotka region can also contact the business consulting department for foreigners at Cursor - Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company.

For more information please contact:

Michael Baumberger
Telephone: +358 400 659 696
Email: Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen

Performing artist’s directory

Mylly supports immigrant performing artists by inviting them to be included in a performing artist’s directory. The aim of the directory is to provide the opportunity for immigrant performing artists to advertise their services to the community. You may also arrange your own art exhibition at Mylly.

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Mylly operates an open bookshelf where people are encouraged to donate books for the shared use of all.

The idea is that Mylly clients can take away reading material free of charge.

If you have any reading materials (in Finnish or any other language) that you would like to donate, please drop them in to Mylly.

Where is Mylly located?

Mylly is located in the Sapokka area near the city centre. Our exact address is Gutzeitintie 14, 48100 Kotka.

When is Mylly open?

Mylly is open at Monday to Friday between 10 am till 10 pm and at other times by arrangement.

More information

If you would like more information about Mylly and the services or facilities provided, please Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen or drop in during opening hours.

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We look forward to seeing you at Mylly soon!

Viimeksi päivitetty 28.01.2013 15:27