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 – 18/10/2020
In cooperation with Postal museum
MEMORIAL EXHIBITION: ESA KAARLELA
Samples of the weapon collection
27/10 - 8/11/2020
Exhibition for children of Christmas wishes from early 20th century untill today