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.
The permanent exhibition called Encounters on the Border showcases Tornio Valley culture and history on both sides of the Finnish-Swedish border. There is also 4-5 shorter term exhibitions per year. They focus on current phenomena and the history of the area.
SHORT TERM EXHIBITIONS 2019
OUR STORIES – Meidän tarinamme
20.10.2018 – 6.1.2019
Exhibition is produced by Lapland university of Applied Sciences
6.2. – 21.4.2019
Exhibition is produced by Museum of Torne Valley
HISTORY OF THE BICYCLE
8.6. – 11.8.2019
Co-operation with Roland Jakobsson. Exhibition is produced by Norrbottens museum.
ANNA-BURIED IN THE CHURCH
12.9. – 1.12.2019
Co-operation with Oulu University’s Church, Space, Memory project