Museums and Exhibitions

Architecture, history, environmental art –  What is your interest?

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.

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.

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.

Kirkonkylä Ranua keskusta ilmakuva

Vicarage and village museum

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

Kirkonkylä Ranua keskusta ilmakuva

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.


Changing exhibitions

Kirkonkylä Ranua keskusta ilmakuvaLibrary of Ranua

In Library of Ranua, there are changing exhibitions throughout the year.

Story of Genji in Shells

Japan House

Location: Olangontie 20, Simojärvi

Genuine Japanese Style house by lake Simojärvi. Various exhibitions throughout the year.



Group visits by appointment.