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Särestöniemi Museum in Kaukonen, Kittilä, displays the art and working environment of Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981), a prominent Finnish artist, one the most remarkable Lappish artists of his time.
Experience world-class art in an authentic cultural landscape
Reidar Särestöniemi lived and worked the majority of his life in a remote location by the Ounasjoki river. His life and art are closely connected with the environment and the wonderful, colourful nature of Lapland. The wilderness, bare fells, vast marshlands, the green forests and animals were his most important sources for inspiration.
The wooden architecture of the buildings is imposing. The artist's childhood home is a farm from the late 19th century and the buildings represent traditional style from the North of Finland. Särestöniemi’s art gallery (1972) and the studio (1978) are prominent log houses designed by the acclaimed Finnish architects Reima and Raili Pietilä.
Open: tue-sat 12-18 (ticket sales closes at 17.00), closed during bank holidays.
Adults 12 €
Schoolchildren, students and pensioners 10 €
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children 7-16 years) 35 €
Visitor groups with the groupleader 10 € / person (min. group size 12)
Free entrance: Finnish Museum card (Museokortti) ICOM card, children under 7 years
Exhibitions change yearly, kindly check the latest information on our website.
Guided tour 40 € (duration 1-1,5 h) + entrance fee
For guided tours, meals and workshops, please contact us in advance! firstname.lastname@example.org
Särestöniemi museum also hosts various cultural events and concerts. One can enjoy our famous home made sweet buns and warm drinks at the Café, paired with a small museum shop that offers a selection of high quality prints and items designed exclusively for the museum.
How to arrive from Levi: 35 km to the south by the main road 79, then in the Kaukonen village after the bridge follow the Särestöniemi sign and turn left, follow a dirt road for 9 km directly to the museum.
EVENTS IN SÄRESTÖ Spring&Summer 2019
14.-18.5.2019 International Museum week
The Museum Week is organised each May in connection with ICOM´s International Museum Day. The purpose of the week is to bring museum work and the expertise of museum staff to public attention, and to raise general awareness of our cultural and natural heritage.
This year the week is from 14 to 18 May 2019 and Särestöniemi museum gives guided tours every day at 4pm during the week with the entrance free only.
During the week Old Särestö's oven gets a new surface as renovation master Mr. Marko Korkeasalo works on the site and tells the museum visitors about traditional fireplace renovation techniques. During the renovation the building is closed for public.
On International Museum day 18 May museum entrance is free, welcome!
5.-8.6.2019 Silence Festival
Silence Festival 5 to 8 June 2019 gathers the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The multidisciplinary program of art and culture is spread in and around Kaukonen village. At the Silence Festival you will experience art, beautiful nature and a very special atmosphere.
Contemporary classical music and contemporary circus combined with the unusual surroundings form the essence of Silence Festival. Some of the performances and events take place in Särestöniemi museum.
The festival was born from an idea by circus artist Sakari Männistö and producer Joonas Martikainen to fill the Kaukonen village with high-level performing arts. The Silence Festival has been multidisciplinary since the beginning. It brings the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The festival is a platform for surprising encounters to people, Laplandish nature and different art forms.