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Lapland Forestry Museum

Metsaemuseontie 7, Rovaniemi 96460, Finland
+358 40 5360080
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Do not miss this one

Definitely do not miss this museum if you're in rovaniemi . If you like history n forests this will... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Nikoll M
via mobile
Insight into local history

This is a museum under the open sky. It tells about a simple and hardworking life that lumberjacks... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
Alexander K
Rovaniemi, Finland
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When looking for something different and interesting activity in Rovaniemi, welcome to the Forestry Museum of Lapland. Forestry Museum of Lapland is a unique stage for history. It is the only museum in the world that concentrates on fostering the history of forest work in Finnish Lapland.Forestry Museum of Lapland is within an easy access. The museum is situated in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, circa 3.5 kilometers from the city centre towards the town of Ranua.Forestry Museum of Lapland tells a story of Lapland's great logging era extending from 1870's all the way through to machine operated forestry of 1960's-1970's. In the wooded museum area there are genuine logging cabins, logging tools, timber floating tools and forestry machines on display.Forest cabins and other buildings have been transferred to the museum's location from various parts of Lapland and all the cabins, stables and saunas have their own interesting history. Also the items on display have their own story: one of the most interesting and impressive items on the museum's ground is Sandberg's steam locomotive that was perhaps the first of its kind used on machine operated logging sites in Finland.
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21 Jul 2016
“Do not miss this one”
24 Oct 2015
“Insight into local history”
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Metsaemuseontie 7, Rovaniemi 96460, Finland
+358 40 5360080
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely do not miss this museum if you're in rovaniemi . If you like history n forests this will interest you. It has some really nice expositions

Thank Nikoll M
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a museum under the open sky. It tells about a simple and hardworking life that lumberjacks lived in Lapland. There are several buildings with authentic objects and furniture, such as tools and cutlery. It is better to listen to the excursionist's story, otherwise...More

Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We visited the area in February and one day followed a hiking trail to the Forestry Museum. Unfortunately, when we got there, the signs showed it was open only from June to August. We carried on and had a longer hike instead, but it was...More

1  Thank Sarah D
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