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Instructions for visitors

Please take care of the safety intervals.
see the instructions for a safe museum visit 
from here

(Studs damage delicate floor surfaces and carpets permanently.)

We ask sledders to leave their helmets in the entrance hall.
Please dress warmly, we have to regulate the number of people in the cafeteria during rush hour.

Let's take care of each other and respect the heritage left to us, the wonderful state of Särestöniemi.

Entry instructions 

The Särestöniemi museum is located in the village of Kaukonen, the last 10 km is a forest road covered with sand when turning from Kantatie 79. The road is marked with signs. There is no public transport to Särestö.

Parking takes place in a separately marked parking lot, from which it is about a 400m walk to the museum.
Disabled parking is possible near the cafe building at the statue of Reidar Särestöniemi.


Ticket sales and advice are located in the cafeteria building.
You can also get a map of the museum area from the consultation. Note: ticket sales close at 5 p.m. 



The museum comprises three buildings that are a short distance from each other. The cafe is wheelchair accessible, other buildings are disabled. The museum area has slight differences in height and the terrain is wooded.

The entrance to the Gallery and Atelier is through the stairs. On the steps of the gallery
there is no railing.

Public toilets as well as disabled toilets and a children's changing table can be found in the cafeteria building.

The assistant or support person of the holder of the EU Disability Card can enter the museum free of charge, if the card has an A marking.


Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

For children


Children can complete Särestö bingo during the museum visit. You can get instructions from info.

Guided tours


Delve into Särestö's stages and Reidar's colorful art under the guidance of an expert guide!
Guide 50e/ group + entrance fees
You should book the guide in advance by calling 016 654 480

Guided tours are organized Tuesday-Friday between 12:00 and 16:30.

Guides for Saturday must always be booked in advance at info(at)

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