Admission with Museum Card

Miners and mines

Gold Prospector Museum, Sodankylä

  • 1.7.2024–2.5.2025

“Miners and mines – WWII and Lapland gold” temporary exhibition tells what kind of effects wartime had on gold prospecting.


During WWII gold prospecting continued in Lapland till the beginning of Lapland War. Prospecting went on as long as possible in the areas already known auriferous. Gold was also an additional income in tough times.

After the war, many veterans came to the gold fields, some of them were at timber sites first. Women came to work as cooks, and many used their spare time for prospecting, too. Those who came from south, stayed few summers, or eventually rest of their lives in Lapland. Some local veterans and civilians were part of gold fields either by prospecting themselves, providing groceries, working as cooks etc.

The timespan of the exhibition is WWII and few years before and after the war. The focus is on wartime effects on people’s lives who were involved in gold prospecting.

The exhibition is included in entrance fee.

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Museum contact details

Gold Prospector Museum
99695 Tankavaara

(016) 626 171

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

12/10/6 €

Payment methods

käteinen, pankki- ja luottokortit, Museokortti, Smartum liikunta- ja kulttuuriseteli, laskutus

Opening hours

Mon 10:00-17:00
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

The museum is open Mon-Fri during the winter season (closed on weekends and on public holidays) and every day during the summer season.

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