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.

Siida’s massive extension and renovation project has been completed and we are busy building the new permanent exhibition. The new, grand Enâmeh láá mii párnááh – These lands are our children exhibition will be opened for the public on Wednesday, 1 June 2022. On the inauguration day, Siida hosts an open house from 10:00 to 16:00. During the day, visitors will be guided to the many themes of the exhibition by the experts and artists who were involved in creating the exhibition, and entertained by local musicians.

Invited groups will celebrate at Siida on Thursday, 2 June, and Friday, 3 June. The groups that have booked their visits in advance will be offered thematic programmes. Thursday will be a particularly lively day, with children and young people from all around Sápmi coming to celebrate the occasion. On Friday, senior citizens will arrive at Siida.

On Friday, 3 June, there will be a book release of Veli-Pekka Lehtola’s Entiset elävät meissä: Saamelaisten historiat ja Suomi (“The past lives in us: Sámi histories and Finland”) at Siida’s auditorium from 17:30 to 19:00. Lehtola is Professor of Sámi Culture at the Oulu University Giellagas Institute and has written the manuscript for the cultural part of the new permanent exhibition. The book release is open for everybody.

On Saturday, 4 June, the exhibition experts will tell about the exhibition and discuss it with the public. The last session of this programme will start at 15:00.

Siida will be open for the public throughout the week despite special theme days and invited groups visiting the house. All visitors are welcome to Siida.

Starting on 2 June, Siida will be open according to its summer opening hours: from 9:00 to 18:00 every day. A more detailed programme of the opening week, with updates, is available at www.siida.fi and on social media. Siida’s museum shop SiidaShop serves the public in the renovated facilities during Siida’s opening hours and as an online store at www.siidashop.fi. There will be opening bargains and new products starting on 1 June. Restaurant Sarrit also serves the public in the opening week.


Further information:

Pia Nikula, Inauguration Coordinator, +358 40 621 2663, pia.nikula(at)samimuseum.fi