You can get to know the lifestyles of the area in museums and exhibitions. If you are curious of how the everyday life has been in the area, there are regional and school museums. If you feel like having a moment of calmness while focusing on church architecture and altarpiece, invites Ranua Church you in. Permanent and changing exhibitions also present the current life of Ranua.

Japan house

Explore the Japan House, a meeting point of cultures by Lake Simojärvi in Ranua. The house was built in the middle of Lapland’s clean nature in collaboration with Ranua’s Japanese partner region, Iwasakimura. In Japan House, you can pause for a moment to sense the Japanese atmosphere. At the same time, you will get the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture.

Changing exhibitions and events, program services for schoolchildren and other groups. The Japan House is also suitable for meetings and celebrations. Limited accommodation possibility on special order. A unique camp school and excursion destination. The house has an extensive library collection.

Program services for Japan House are provided by LappStory.

Group reservations in advance, group size max 25 person, minimum 5 person.

Tel. +358 44 579 0483.

Japantalo is also open from autumn to summer, but by appointment. So make an appointment for a visit in advance.

Olangontie 20, Simojärvi
+358 (0)44 579 0483

School and regional museum of Saukkojärvi

In Saukkojärvi village of Ranua, you can find school and regional museum. Museum building was formerly a school (built in 1898) that was working till 1959. Nowadays it serves as school and regional museum in two floors.
Toljantie 196 B, 97700 Ranua. More information tel. +358 40 561 5953

Ylimaa battle monument

Approximately 32 kilometers from Ranua, in the crossing of Palovaara road, a monument and a trail for Ylimaa stall battle can be found. Monument was designed by professor Ensio Seppänen.

Vicarage and village museum

In the old vicarage of Ranua, is now a museum presenting life of 1930-1950 parsonage and village.
Pappilantie 11, 97700 Ranua

Ranua Church

Ranua Church is a log building, with cross lay out. It has been ordained in 1914. The building has been renovated and nowadays it is accessible with moving-aids and an induction loop has been installed.
Kirkkotie 10, 97700 Ranua.
More information:
Ranuan kirkko

Changing exhibitions

Library of Ranua

Ranuan kirjastossa vaihtuvia näyttelyitä ympäri vuoden. Näyttelyjen aukioloajat kirjaston aukioloaikojen mukaan.
Sijainti: 97700 Ranua.