TANKAVAARA GOLD MUSEUM

 

The international Gold Museum presents the history of Finnish gold, as well as the history of the world's major gold rushes. A display called Golden World, tells the story of gold in more than 20 countries. The outdoor museum is housed within several historic buildings and the courtyard is decorated with a large bronze statue of a gold prospector, by the artist professor Ensio Seppänen. The museum's stone and mineral collection has more than 2500 samples on display from around the world.

 

Every visitor can try their luck at panning for gold, and there are guides on hand to help. The whole museum is open in summer, and the interior remains open all year round.

         

Entrance to exhibition.  Picture: Matti Kolho

 

 

 

Picture: Marko Lauronen

 

Tankavaarantie 11 C, 99695 Tankavaara

Tel. +358 (0)16 626 171

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TANKAVAARA GOLDVILLAGE

 

Tankavaara Gold Village, the gate of Lapland's gold fields, is located directly at the road E75, 30 km south of Saariselkä. Gold prospectors have taught visitors to pan gold for more than 40 years here.

 

A large bronze statue of a gold prospector, made by Ensio Seppänen.

                                           Picture: Tankavaara Gold Museum

 

Gold Panning opening hours:
-Summer gold panning June-September, every day 9-17.
-Winter gold panning indoors, every day 9-21.
 
Restaurant Old Gold Prospector opening hours:
every day 9-21
 
 

Tankavaarantie 11 A, 99695 Tankavaara

Puh. 016 626 158

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