The Museum of Torne Valley

 

The museum’s permanent exhibition Encounters on the border tells about the history of The Torne River Valley on both sides of the river. The exhibition shows what archaeology can tell about life hundreds and thousands of years ago, presents the traditional ways of making a living in the area and tells about the different wars that have affected Torne Valley. History and stories come alive through interesting artefacts, photos, sounds and films. The vicinity of the border affects the lives of the people and this is seen even in the exhibition. In the exhibition one can even get acquainted with themes that are still present in everyday life: food culture, rock music, local identity, languages and dialects.   

The Museum of the Tornio Valley is the only museum in the world that that is maintained by two states and whose operating area reaches over border. It reopened for the public with completely renewed building and exhibitions in 2014. The languages used in the exhibition are Finnish, Swedish, Meänkieli and English.


 

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 2020

TRANSIT - BORDERMAIL
6/2 – 16/8/2020
In cooperation with Postal museum


CLOUDBERRY, BILBERRY AND LINGONBERRY
3/9 – 15/11/2020
In cooperation with local berry companies


CHRISTMAS CALENDER / CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
28/11/2020 onwards