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

Renewed permanent exhibition by the Regional Museum of Lapland about the history of Pechenga (1920-1944)

6.12.2017-

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

The beginning of the Arctic Era

Exhibition tells the story of how the international Arctic cooperation originated in Rovaniemi

3.10.-27.1.2019

Arctic Dreams

Architecture for Tourists in Lapland, 1930–1950

6.9.2018-27.1.2019

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Admission
Adults 13 €
Seniors, unemployed and students 9 €
Children (7–15 years) 6 €
Children under 7 years free of charge
Admission to temporary exhibitions 6 €
Family ticket 30 €

Price includes entry for 2 adults + 2 children aged 7-15 years + children under 7 years

Museum Card 68,00 €

The Museum Card allows you entry into more than 250 museums throughout Finland; valid for one year beginning on date of first use.

Culture Pass

Adults 20 € (norm. 29€)
Seniors, unemployed, students 15 € (norm. 21€)
Children (7-15 yrs.) 10 € (norm. 16€)

Rovaniemi's top cultural attractions in a single ticket!

The Culture Pass opens the door to three exceptional culture locations in Rovaniemi. Journey through Lappish history and explore Arctic research at Arktikum, immerse yourself into the contemporary art of the north at Korundi, discover the importance of the northern forest and what powers the bio-economy at Science Centre Pilke.

The Culture Pass is valid for 7 days.