The Lönnström Art Museum is a flexible venue for art and culture. While the main emphasis is on the contemporary scene, more traditional art is also featured. In addition to changing exhibitions, the museum also organises concerts, workshops and other events.
Opened in 1993, the museum is located in one of the most elegant old houses in the centre of Rauma. Designed by the architect Onni von Zansen and completed in 1912, the house was built as the private residence of the honorary councillor Wladimir Sofronoff.
Hotel Rauma operated in the building from 1916, and from the 1920s the town police department and Town Hall were housed there. The Lönnström Foundation purchased the building in 1991 and refurbished it into a modern art museum after a design by the architect Markus Bernoulli. The lift and wheelchair ramp were added to the building in the refurbishment. The main building has a total of 550 sq.m. of galleries on three floors.