Siida is your guide to Sámi culture and northern nature

Opening hours

1.10.2023 – 31.5.2024
Mon-Sat
10 – 17

 

 

1.6. – 30.9.
Everyday
9 – 18

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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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Following Erkki Mikkola's footsteps - Landscapes 100 years ago and today

Temporary exhibition

Following Erkki Mikkola’s footsteps – Landscapes 100 years ago and today

4.10.2023–3.4.2024

How has our environment changed in 100 years? We will find out when we place next to each other photographs taken from the same landscape 100 years ago and today. The photograph exhibition shows the landscapes that Erkki Mikkola immortalized a century ago and the same objects that Tapio Tynys photographed over the last few years.

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So many kin in my heart –  Aune Huhtamella’s life’s work

Temporary exhibition

So many kin in my heart – Aune Huhtamella’s life’s work

6.2.2024 – 29.9.2024

Aune Kaarina Huhtamella (née Magga, 1931–2013) was highly respected by her family as a maker of Sámi handicraft who clothed both her nine siblings and other relatives from an early age.

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Arctic Taiga - Land of Willow Grouse and Rock Ptarmigan

Temporary exhibition

Arctic Taiga – Land of Willow Grouse and Rock Ptarmigan

6.10.2024−26.1.2025

Exhibition, “Arctic Taiga − Land of Willow Grouse and Rock Ptarmigan”, shows survivors, Willow Grouse and Rock Ptarmigan, which have perfectly adapted to the arctic taiga over the times, in their own habitats.

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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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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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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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News releases

Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia donates its Sámi collection to the Sámi Museum Siida

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Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia donates its Sámi collection to the Sámi Museum Siida

The Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia is donating its Sámi objects to the Sámi Museum Siida.

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Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida broke visitor records in 2023

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Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida broke visitor records in 2023

The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centra Siida had a little over 68 000 exhibition visitors in 2023. Visitor numbers are back to, and even past, pre-covid numbers.

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