Siida’s exhibitions

Our exhibitions tell about Sámi culture and nature in the northern-most parts of Lapland.

The shared permanent exhibitions at the Nature Centre and Sámi Museum supplement their temporary exhibitions. The Sámi Museum’s temporary exhibitions provide detailed information on the different aspects of Sámi culture, Sámi art and handicrafts. The nature centre’s temporary exhibitions give a window to the biodiversity of northern nature from the perspectives of nature conservation and environmental education.

Permanent exhibitions

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.

Read more
Siida´s Open-Air Museum

Permanent exhibition

Siida´s Open-Air Museum

Our Open-Air Museum has much to view. The museum area’s trail is approximately 800-metres-long and in the shape of a reindeer herder’s lasso. Along the trail visitors can view around 50 buildings and structures, which are grouped by their cultural area and their intended use. The displays tell about the cultural heritage, architectural heritage and livelihoods of Finland’s three Sámi...

Read more
Skolt Sámi Heritage House exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Skolt Sámi Heritage House exhibition

The Sámi Museum also has a summer destination at the Skolt Sámi Cultural Centre in Sevettijärvi, where the Skolt Sámi Heritage House is located. The Heritage House and the Open-Air Museum on its grounds contain information on Skolt Sámi history and display the living and construction options from two different eras. There’s also a small museum shop at the Skolt...

Read more

Temporary exhibitions

Arctic dreams

Temporary exhibition

Arctic dreams

17.04. - 27.10.2019

The Arctic Dreams exhibition introduces the audience to travelling to and architecture in the Finnish North from the 1930s to the 1950s. Looking at the hotels and inns in Lapland, we get an idea of the development of Finnish tourism but also of the international and national influence that affected the character of the country of growth.

Read more
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 and will be opened...

Read more
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 - 03.05.2020

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...

Read more

Online exhibitions

anaras

Online exhibition

Anarâš – The Inari Sámi

The webs page tells about the history and the culture of the Inari Sámi. The abundant information package has been produced in cooperation with Anarâskielâ servi, the Inari Sámi language association. The web page is available in Inari Sámi, Finnish and English.

Go to the exhibition
kolttaelamaa

Online exhibition

Sää’mjie’llem – The Skolt Sámi

The web page contains information on the history and the customs of the Skolt Sámi in Skolt Sámi, Finnish and English.

Go to the exhibition
vainonputki-big-500x500

Online exhibition

Eatnanšaddu

The Eatnanšaddu web page tells about the wild plants used by the Sámi, the environments they grow in and the ways in which they are used. The plant database contains information on approximately 50 wild plants.

Go to the exhibition