Siida is your guide to Sámi culture and northern nature

Opening hours

1.6. – 30.9.
Every day
9 – 18

 

1.10. – 31.5.
Mon – Sat
10 – 17

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Tickets

Adults  15 €
Children 0-6  0 €
School children ages 7-17  7 €
Pensioners, students  13 €
Family ticket  30€

Contact information

Sámi Museum Siida

Tel. +358 (0)400 898 212

Northern Lapland Nature Centre Metsähallitus

Tel. +358 (0)206 39 7740

Restaurant Sarrit

Tel. +358 (0)40 700 6485

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.
The new exhibition ”Enâmeh láá mii párnááh – These lands are our children” has opened on June 1st 2022.

We are Siida

The Sámi Museum

The Sámi Museum Siida is a national museum responsible for its special field, Sámi culture, and a regional museum responsible for tasks concerning cultural environments in the Sámi Area. 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...

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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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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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Open-Air Museum

Siida’s Open-Air Museum showcases the cultural heritage, architectural heritage and livelihoods of the Sámi in Finland

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Mu áiggis, du báikkis  -In My Time, In Your Place

Temporary exhibition

Mu áiggis, du báikkis -In My Time, In Your Place

1.6.2022 - 17.1.2023

The works of the In My Time, In Your Place exhibition reflect on the relation with place and surroundings, in which the natural environment of the north and the reindeer herding culture have a strong presence. The works are stories on canvas and paper that combine elements of the seen and the heard, experienced and imagined.

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Zero Arctic

Temporary exhibition

Zero Arctic

Starting 10.6.2021

Zero Arctic -exhibition deals with a research project that examined how to benefit from traditional knowledge and the ideas of traditional construction in designing climate-friendly buildings. Studying traditional buildings makes it possible to create guidelines for the present and future sustainable construction.

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Siida also houses

Siida Shop

Siida Shop is a museum 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

Sarrit is a comfortable cafe/restaurant where you can recharge for a moment during your visit to our exhibitions.

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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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News releases

Diverse art in the temporary exhibitions of the new Siida

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Diverse art in the temporary exhibitions of the new Siida

The new and improved Siida‘s first temporary exhibitions are festive art exhibitions. Selected treasures of Sámi art collections as well as brand new paintings and lithographic works made with historical stone printing are on display. The temporary exhibitions of the Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida will open on Friday 3 June 2022. Come and experience some...

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Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida invites everyone to celebrate in the opening week

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Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida invites everyone to celebrate in the opening week

The opening of the Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida’s exhibition Enâmeh láá mii párnááh – These lands are our children and the renovated Siida will be celebrated on Wednesday, 1 June 2022. On the inauguration day, Siida hosts an open house. Programmes connected with the new exhibition will be offered until Saturday, 4 June.

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Siida, located in Inari, has now been renovated and expanded to serve the increased activities and visitor numbers

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Siida, located in Inari, has now been renovated and expanded to serve the increased activities and visitor numbers

Senate Properties, which is responsible for state facilities, has implemented an extensive renovation and expansion project at the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida in Inari. The extension was completed in spring 2021, and now the second phase of the project has been completed. It included, among other things, the renovation of workspaces and building services. The renovated...

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