The regional museum of Kainuu is devoted to the history and culture of the province of Kainuu. The permanent exhibition showcases, for instance, the peasant culture, tar production and military history of the region from the prehistoric age to the 20th century. The museum has also 3-5 contemporary exhibitions each year. Collection is strongly related to the history of the Kajaani castle.


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Asemakatu 4, Kajaani, Finland
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Category: Museums in Finland


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ukkijpt (2 years ago)
näkemisen arvoinen paikka mielenkiitoista historiaa
Sirpa Määttä (2 years ago)
Maksuton. Pysyvä näyttely aina mielenkiintoinen. Vaihtuviin näyttelyihin en ole kovin usein mennyt, mutta ne, joissa olen käynyt, ovat olleet mielenkiintoisia. Ehkä niistä etenkin voisi tiedottaa enemmän. Joskus on jäänyt käymättä sen vuoksi, että aukioloaika alkaa vasta klo 12. Liikuntarajoitteinenkin voi esim. p-tuolilla käydä, mutta ihan vaivatonta se ei ole. Hyviä tuotteita myynnissä.
Arto Niemelä (2 years ago)
Hyvä näyttely!
Tiia Parikka-Hupanen (2 years ago)
Kiva paikallinen pikku museo.
Neil Tharani (4 years ago)
Good exhibitions and lots of interactive stuff for kids
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