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)

More Information

www.museot.fi
www.ouka.fi

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Janne Miettunen (2 years ago)
BRING YOUR OWN SAUSAGES. Fire available, but no sausages. Outdoor experience good for all ages, recommend a game of "Why did they do this?" with children so they can see people were smart back when as well. Stone Age archery and other crafts available.
Carlos Castillo (3 years 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 (3 years ago)
An interesting experience. At 10€ for adults and 7€ for children between 6 and 17 it's a little overpriced.
Tuomas Haarala (3 years 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 (3 years ago)
Nice place to visit.
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