Northern Ways

Finland’s northernmost and largest province, Lapland has been home to permanent settlements and a broad network of northern peoples for thousands of years. Lapland has always attracted visitors, each of whom has left their mark there in one way or another. The Regional Museum of Lapland includes exhibitions that illustrate the history of Lapland, its cultures, nature, and other contemporary themes.

In this permanent exhibition you will see and hear the stories of the people and personalities that have had great influence in Lapland.  Also on display, is a thorough presentation of information about the animals and nature, as well as an overview of the stages of Lapland’s history from ancient times until present day. The exhibition is divided regionally into three parts: Rovaniemi, Southern Lapland and Upper Lapland. Familiarize yourself with Rovaniemi’s markets, the Lapland War, occupations and livelihoods in the north, unique natural characteristics, reindeer herding, as well as the Sámi people and the Petsamo region.

 

The Lapland War
The Lapland War, 1944–1945, left both psychological and physical marks on the region. The destructive power of the Lapland War is easily understood upon observation of the scale models depicting Rovaniemi before and after the war.
Petsamo
Petsamo once provided Finland with direct access to the Arctic Ocean. This area was ceded to the Soviet Union during World War II. The exhibition focusing on Petsamo will be opening on 6.12.2017 and will include a expansive display of pictures, artifacts and archived materials describing the time during when which Petsamo belonged to Finland.
Nature
Lapland has always lived with a strong reliance on nature. Sustenance and food have been obtained from the offerings the wild could provide, such as berries, fish and larger animals like moose.
Permanent

Finland on the coast of the Arctic Ocean

History of Pechenga (1920-1944).

Arctic in Change

Everyday life and stories of the Arctic.

Northern Ways

What is life like in the world’s northernmost regions?

Polar Opposites

Video presentation of the changing seasons in the north.

Temporary

A chest worth the dowry linen

Stories of Forceful Wives from 200 Years ago

10.9.2022 – 14.5.2023

Antarctica

Science in Extreme Conditions

16.9.2022 – 23.4.2023

Elsa Montell – Lapin Raanu Weaving Studio

Galleries Valo and Katve

13.10. – 4.12.2022

Coming

Changes on Northern Shores

Observing problems through art and science

3.12.2022 – 30.4.2023

Admission
Adults 15 € (price 2023 18€)
Seniors, unemployed and students 9 € (price 2023 11€)
Children (7–15 years) 5 €
Children under 7 years free of charge
Admission to temporary exhibitions 5 € (price 2023 6€)

Family ticket 35 €

Price includes entry for 2 adults + 2 children aged 7-15 years + children under 7 years. Price 2023 40€.

Museum Card 74,00 €

The Museum Card allows you entry into more than 300 museums throughout Finland; valid for one year beginning on date of first use.

Culture Pass

Adults 20 € (norm. 32€) Price 2023 25€
Seniors, unemployed, students 15 € (norm. 22€) Price 2023 20€
Children (7-15 yrs.) 10 € (norm. 16€)
Family 50€ (2 adults + 2 children 7-15 yrs. OR 1 adult + 3 children 7-15 yrs.) (norm.80€) Price 2023 55€
Children under 7years free or charge

Culture Pass is your ticket to three of Rovaniemi’s premier cultural attractions. Experience northern nature, art, history and phenomena in many exciting ways:

Korundi House of Culture
Discover new and daring northern perspectives through contemporary art.

Arktikum Science Centre and Museum
Your introduction to life in the north: Arctic issues and the history and culture of Lapland.

Science Centre Pilke
Explore northern forests, the sustainable use of wood and the possibilities of bioeconomy by doing and experiencing.

Culture Pass is personal and valid for 7 days – visit the three attractions as many times as you like. Welcome to the north!