Opening Hours
 TUE -SAT 12-18 all year 
 closed during bank holidays
Ticket sales closes at 5pm

FEES - tickets from the Café

  • Adults 12 €

  • Children, students and pensioners 10 €

  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children 7-16 years) 35 €

  • Visitor groups with the group leader 10 € / person (min. group size 12 persons)

  • Free entrance: ICOM card, Museum Card and children under
    7 years


  • Guided tour 40 € per group + entrance fee. Learn more

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contact information

Särestöntie 880 
99110 Kaukonen 

​​tel. +358 (0) 16 654 480 (Info)

Anne Koskamo, museum director
tel. +358 (0)40 536 1082

Jaana Hokkanen, curator (art education)

tel. +358 (0)40 700 3441

Raija Kulppi, collections curator
tel. +358 (0) 16 654 480

© 2019 Särestöniemimuseo

Exhibitions in särestö

Works of art by Reidar Särestöniemi can be seen in the artists's gallery and studio. The main exhibition in the Gallery is selected according to a theme, and changed once a year. The Studio building hosts three exhibition annually, bringing forth earlier works and different techniques used by the artist.

In addition to this monthly exhibitions in the museum café give a glimpse of contemporary art from Lapland.


Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981) born and raised in the village of Kaukonen, Kittilä, the artist drew his inspiration from the surrounding nature, farm life as well as the family’s spiritual legacy.

Studio: The life of the Särestö's family in Reidar's art

14.1. - 31.3.2020

Studio's showcase exhibition: Reidar's Finmark

25 January 2019 onwards

Reidar Särestöniemi had close family ties in the North reaching from the Ounasjoki riverbank in Kaukonen to the shores of the Arctic Ocean. The exhibition sheds light to Särestöniemi’s connections with the Norwegian Finmark, an area that also significantly influenced his art.

Old Särestö: Tales from the Särestö farm

The Old Särestö is Reidar Särestöniemi's childhood home and his first studio was in the main room of the house. The farmhouse represents the traditional way of building in the Northern Finland and tells the family's story.

Museum cafés monthly exhibition: Tero Kivelä


Spray Paint Art by Tero Kivelä

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