events in särestö


Särestö hosts various concerts and other cultural events, such as art courses, theater and performance. The museum buildings and their surrounding nature make events feel even more unique.

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Silence Festival  the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The multidisciplinary program of art and culture is spread in and around Kaukonen village. At the Silence Festival you will experience art, beautiful nature and a very special atmosphere.

Contemporary classical music and contemporary circus combined with the unusual surroundings form the essence of Silence Festival. Some of the performances and events take place in Särestöniemi museum.

The festival was born from an idea by circus artist Sakari Männistö and producer Joonas Martikainen to fill the Kaukonen village with high-level performing arts. The Silence Festival has been multidisciplinary since the beginning. It brings the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The festival is a platform for surprising encounters to people, Laplandish nature and different art forms.


On the day of the Great Painting Event everyone is encouraged to paint, draw and make art together. Your choice of technique! You can participate alone, together, in a group or as part of an event. The event celebrates the birthday of the Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck and also the Day of Finnish Visual Art.

Särestöniemi is an inspiring milieu for a summer's day painting session.

Seasons of Silence

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Opening Hours
 TUE -SAT 12-18 all year 
 closed during bank holidays
Ticket sales closes at 5pm

FEES - tickets from the Café

  • Adults 12 €

  • Children, students and pensioners 10 €

  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children 7-16 years) 35 €

  • Visitor groups with the group leader 10 € / person (min. group size 12 persons)

  • Free entrance: ICOM card, Museum Card and children under
    7 years


  • Guided tour 40 € per group + entrance fee. Learn more

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contact information

Särestöntie 880 
99110 Kaukonen 

​​tel. +358 (0) 16 654 480 (Info)

Anne Koskamo, museum director
tel. +358 (0)40 136 1112

Jaana Hokkanen, curator (art education)

tel. +358 (0)40 700 3441

Raija Kulppi, collections curator
tel. +358 (0) 16 654 480

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