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

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Carlos Castillo (10 months ago)
It is a must! Reserve at least 3-4h to visit it! Only during summer time because they have most outdoor activities and different traps in the woods.
O. T. Bryan (13 months ago)
An interesting experience. At 10€ for adults and 7€ for children between 6 and 17 it's a little overpriced.
Tuomas Haarala (13 months ago)
Great place to get to know about what we currently know about stone age life in the area. Historical items and reproductions on display, outdoor activities near the stone age village; walking distance from the center.
Rustam Pirmagomedov (14 months ago)
Nice place to visit.
Jack Jansson (14 months ago)
Nice and well presented exhibition, also interesting building in its own, and a nice walk amongst the excavation sites and replica buildings. Many activities, archery, jewelry making, boat rowing and when we visited they had a mini blues concert and a live chainsaw sculpture making contest! I had to deduct one star for the lunch buffet. Not a single item was home made, not even the mashed potatoes! I hope this was due to us eating pretty late lunch, even though I don't think so. So, go for a visit and bring mosquito repellent to enjoy the outdoor part more, but maybe skip the lunch! :)
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