The Siida building that opened in 1998 will be extended and renovated 2020 – 2022, with the new parts housing the Sámi Museum Collections Unit and the restaurant. The larger, renovated Siida and the new exhibition will open in April 2022.
Extension phase 1.5.2020 – 30.4.2021
You can visit Siida during the extension phase: the exhibitions and open-air museum (open-air museum open until 30.9.2020, in winter 2020-2021 closed).
The customer service, Siida Shop, tourist information and restaurant Sarrit serve as before.
What happens during the extension phase?
– The Sámi Museum Collections Unit will be built to the Western end of Siida-building and restaurant to the Eastern end.
Ground plan Siida 14.7.2020/Photo: Toni Karilahti
Note: Siida is closed on 1.-31.5.2021 because of move.
In May 2021, the museum collections and restaurant will move to new premises and customer service will move to temporary premises.
Renovation phase 1.6.2021 – 31.3.2022
The Siida Building will be closed for the renovation phase in June 2021, but we serve during the entire renovation phase and you can visit the enriched open-air museum.
During the time, when Siida-building is closed, you will find customer service, Siida Shop and tourist info in temporary buildings next to Siida. Restaurant serves in the new restaurant wing. The open-air museum is open for visitors.
What happens during the renovation phase?
– Siida will be renovated and new permanent exhibitions will be built.
– In the end we will have more spacious lobby and modern offices.
– In future all Siida’s exhibitions are situated in the first floor, as the former restaurant will be turned into exhibition gallery.
The renewed Siida will open in 1.4.2022
Senate Properties has chosen the construction company Rekonen Ltd as the main entrepreneur for Siida’s extension
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