Kierikki Centre

Yli-Ii, Finland

The Kierikki Centre and the reconstructed Stone Age village, located on the banks of the river Iijoki, form a unique combination telling about Finnish prehistory. Ongoing excavations, an archaeological exhibition with finds dating up to 5,000 BC, and hands-on activities at the Stone Age Village enhance the fascinating view of how people lived in Stone Age Finland.

The architectural award-winning Kierikki main building is the largest log building in Scandinavia. It houses an archaeological exhibition, a well-equipped auditorium with film presentations, and a restaurant. The museum shop offers unique gifts and souvenirs.

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Founded: 2001
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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www.museot.fi
www.ouka.fi

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Toni Mäkelä (4 months ago)
Nice
Taino (14 months ago)
Interesting history with lovingly recreated stone age village, and engaging historical every day activities even adults enjoy.
Natalia Neustroeva (2 years ago)
Informative and a lot of fun! There are several interesting activities you can try out: - making your own stone jewellery - archery - rowing on a stone age boat - dressing up in costume for a photo (this activity is in the museum indoors) The workers there were very open and helpful. The surrounding forest and walking paths are very pleasant.
János Mizsei (2 years ago)
The seaside was there several thousand years ago, where the river ended. Probably it was excellent fishing place at that time. There was excavation on that area, thus we know lot of things about our ancestors.
Ville Rontti (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit. Exhibition inside, nature walking route outside plus something to do yourself like crafting necklace.
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