Saamelaismuseo siida

Siida is your guide to Sámi culture and northern nature

Opening hours

We open again
June 1st 9am

Open daily
June 1st – Sep 30th
9am – 5pm

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Tickets

Adults 10 €
Children 0-6 0 €
School children ages 7-17 5 €
Pensioners, students 8 €

Contact information

Sámi Museum Siida

Tel. +358 (0)400 898 212

Northern Lapland Nature Centre Metsähallitus

Tel. +358 (0)206 39 7740

The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is located in the town of Inari, in the Sámi Homeland. The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre are responsible for organizing activities at Siida. Our exhibitions and events give our visitors a window into the north: we provide information on the ancient and vibrant Sámi culture and on arctic nature.

We open again June 1st 9am

We open again June 1st 9am

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We open again June 1st 9am

The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is closed for the public for the time being at least until 13.5.2020 to slow down the spread of the coronavirus epidemy and to protect risk groups. Restaurant Sarrit will also be closed for the time being at least until 31.5.2020.

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Exhibitions and Events

Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Our permanent exhibition links Sámi culture and northern nature to one another forming one whole, which offers a vivid and visual experience as well as an abundance of information. The Sámi Museum and the Nature Centre have worked together to produce the permanent exhibition.

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Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present

Temporary exhibition

Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present

14.06.2019 - 19.04.2020

“Toovláš já tááláš anarâš kietâtyeji – Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present” is the first museum exhibition that focuses on Inari Sámi handicraft tradition alone. The exhibition introduces the audience to a rich variety of old and new Inari Sámi handicrafts and methods of crafting. It is produced by the Sámi Museum Siida.

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Everyday life of the North – how do the animals of the North live

Temporary exhibition

Everyday life of the North – how do the animals of the North live

10.10.2019 - 10.05.2020

What is the relationship between man and animal like in the northern nature? What do we see or what do we miss (do we not see) when we look at the forest animals? In the exhibition of the artist Sirpa Mänty, the guest is encouraged to think about the importance of the co-existence, similarities and neighborhood between human and forest...

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Changing Winter

Temporary exhibition

Changing Winter

17.11.2019 - 3.5.2020

The exhibition helps the visitor to combine existing information about the winter of northern Finland, its animals and landscapes, to the knowledge of the future and to perceive the changes caused by global warming to the northern winter.

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Preserving Sámi Heritage

Temporary exhibition

Preserving Sámi Heritage

6.2. – 30.9.2020

The pop-up exhibition of the Sámi Museum Siida introduces Museum’s collections items that were conserved and restored by the students of the Conservation Study Programme of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in autumn 2019 as a part of their conservation course on indigenous artefacts.

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We are Siida

The Sámi Museum

Sámi Museum Siida is the national museum of the Finnish Sámi population and a national specialised museum in Finland. We store the spiritual and material culture of the Finnish Sámi in our collections and display it in exhibitions and publications. Our main purpose is to support the identity and the cultural self-esteem of the Sámi. The Sámi Museum has partnering...

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Nature Centre

Metsähallitus-maintained nature centres are diverse destinations and sources of diverse and interesting information on nature. We encourage people to be active and recharge in nature. Nature Centre Siida is the most northern nature centre maintained by Metsähallitus and we work in close cooperation with the Siida Sámi Museum.

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Siida also houses

Siida Shop

Siida Shop is both a museum and nature shop. The shop’s products related to Sámi culture and Lapland’s nature are the perfect items to add to your visit.

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Restaurant Sarrit

Restaurant Sarrit is closed until 31.5.2020 to slow down the spread of the coronavirus epidemy and to protect risk groups. Read more

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Inari Tourist Information

The municipality of Inari’s tourist information point located in Nature Centre Siida provides up-to-date information to help you plan your visit to Inari.

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Siida will be renewed

Sámi museum and Nature Center Siida will be renewed

The Siida building was opened in 1998. On 2020 – 2022 it  will be renovated and expanded. The new parts will be housing the Sámi Museum Collections Unit and the restaurant. The joint permanent exhibition of the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre will be renewed. We will remain open throughout the renewal. The larger, renovated Siida and the...

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Siida’s extension confirmed: Senate Properties has made an investment decision

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Siida’s extension confirmed: Senate Properties has made an investment decision

The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida will be renovated and extended in 2020–2022. As the owner of the Siida Building, Senate Properties has, through a decision by its Board of Directors, made an investment decision on the extension project on 18 December 2019. The Sámi Museum Foundation is the main tenant of the Siida Building, and the...

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