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Särestöniemi museum

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 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. The museum hosts a collection of nearly 500 works of art by Särestöniemi. The majority of these are oils on canvas or watercolours, as well as woodcuts and etchings. Works on display are chosen according to varying themes, and changed yearly. 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. Fees: Adults 12 € Schoolchildren, students and pensioners 10 € Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children 7-16 years) 35 € Groups 10 € / pers. (min. group size 12 pers.) Free entrance: ICOM card, Museum Card, children under 7 y.o. Guided tour (1,5hours) 50€ /group + entrance fee For guided tours, meals and workshops, please contact us in advance!