The cultural center has exhibition halls for the permanent exhibition of the historical church items of the monastery as well as for the temporary exhibitions. The monastery library has specialized in Orthodox culture and theology and serves in addition to the brotherhood, scholars and students also the visitors of the monastery.
"The New Valamo Monastery has a long tradition of cultural activities. The old monastery may have be known for its provinciality, but the monks of Valamo maintained workrooms devoted to iconpainting, photography and bookbinding for centuries. Monks were also in the practice of copying manuscripts in their quarters."