Sarestoniemi Museum

Sarestoniemi Museum, Kaukonen: Hours, Address, Sarestoniemi Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Sarestoniemi Museum
4.5
12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 18:00
Thursday
12:00 - 18:00
Friday
12:00 - 18:00
Saturday
12:00 - 18:00
About
The Särestöniemi Museum environment consists of several buildings, of which the most important are the Särestöniemi family farm and Reidar Särestöniemi's studio and gallery. Old and new mix and match in the museum area. The Särestöniemi farm from the 19th century represents the traditional way of building in the North of Finland, whereas the gallery and studio, both designed in the 1970's by the acclaimed Finnish architects Reima and Raili Pietilä, join the tradition of modern Finnish architecture and its ideal of harmony with the surrounding environment. The personality of Reidar Särestöniemi has been used as the starting point for the newer buildings in the Särestöniemi area. The studio, where the artist both lived and worked, was preceded by an earlier studio that was destroyed by a fire in 1977. The foundations of this old studio can be seen in the museum area.
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2-3 hours
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Minskuhooo
Kajaani, Finland12 contributions
So much beauty
Dec 2020 • Family
I loved the beauty, both inside and out. Such an inspiration from the nature and the art.
A little peak to an amazing world of an artist, who created such beauty.
Written 22 December 2020
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Jorien
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Must see when you are around!
Feb 2020
Really loved this museum! The artworks are just very impressive. They give a wonderful reflection of the Finnish landscape in an abstract way. His colorful paintings made me curious to see the nature once in spring time as well (was there in winter time). Couldn't stop looking at them!

Also the road to get to the museum is a wonderful adventure, since museum lies a bit remotely in the middle of the nature. This really adds to the experience and gives an impression on how Sarestoniemi must have lived his life.
Written 1 March 2020
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Inge1969
Antwerp, Belgium2 contributions
Must see for art- and architecture-lovers
Jan 2019 • Friends
Museum, atelier and living quarters of one of the most prominent Finnish artists in a picturesque environment. Examples of old and 70’s Finnish architecture. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience and we received a warm welcome as the only non-Finnish speaking visitors at that time. Would 100% recommend this place as an alternative to all the outdoor activities here in Lapland.
Written 26 January 2019
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Thank you for the review Inge! We are pleased to hear the visit was a good surprise.
Written 29 January 2019
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,423 contributions
A museum in the middle of nowhere
Sep 2018 • Friends
This museum is literally in the middle of nowhere but it's interesting especially if you're interested in Reidar Säreistöniemi art. I recommend to take a guide because they can tell interesting details of the museum area. There are three separate areas; the old house, the studio-home and the gallery. I'm not a fan of Reidar Säreistöniemi but I do like some of his work.
A nice cafe and museum shop in the area too.
Written 16 September 2018
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margaretplatt2017
Lieto, Finland10 contributions
Art in the Artic
Feb 2018 • Couples
I visited this museum & art gallery about 15 years ago. That time I had a guide but this time I was on my own & found it to be magical. I took time to admire the artist's works ,studio & living accomodation. Breathtaking & good for the soul.
Written 25 February 2018
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Kianira
Finland73 contributions
Take a guide!
Mar 2017 • Friends
I keep visiting this place more and more. Once I have visited it with a guide I changed my opinion about it, I liked it before, but now I adore it, I understand more about life of this fantastic painter and his artworks. I really recommend you to have a guide. I value as well this place for its architecture, both old traditional one and monern spacious of the new atelier. It is beautiful in summer but it's just fairytale-like in winter especially during Polar night with the dark pink-blue sky. They change exhibition quite often and organise as well other cultural events in the museum. Surely, recommended to visit.
Written 19 April 2017
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t0psu
Jyväskylä, Finland4 contributions
Poor road access, poor information, expensive, but great buildings
Jul 2015 • Couples
Firstly, the location is at the end of a 9Km long sand/gravel road. When we visited (July 2014), the road was in very poor condition. Rough roads are not uncommon in Finland, especially after some frost heave and a spring thaw. But by July, there has been plenty of time to carry out some repairs. Don't visit this place if you have loose fillings ;)

On arrival, there are signs directing you to the cafe, from where you can buy your tickets. You pay and.......well that's it, you get a receipt. You don't get any sort of printed information about where you should start you tour, no verbal guidance about which is the best route to get the most out of your visit. Nothing :(

The art is quite varied and you might like it (I wasn't keen). But the buildings made the visit worthwhile for me. It's a cross between a typical Finnish countryside "homestead museum" and Alexander III's fishing cabin in Langinkoski (well worth a visit BTW). The buildings showcase the old building methods quite well, e.g. the roofing "tiles" on the old farm buildings.

Refreshments were available, although a little overpriced at 10€ for two small sticky buns and two not-too-fresh coffees from a large thermos flask.

Museum staff was neutral. Not particularly welcoming or pro-active to offer information, but at the same time it wasn't unwelcoming. Just flat.

If you're a big fan of his work, there are probably better galleries. If you're interested in his life and workplace, then this place could be for you.
Written 17 July 2015
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Riina K
1 contribution
Brilliant
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is a must see for anyone in the area. It gave a nice balance after all the hiking and nature and outside activities. Stunning paintings and very interesting character.
Written 22 June 2015
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Kianira
Finland73 contributions
Expected more
Aug 2014 • Family
This is a museum of a well-known finnish artist, Reidar Särestöniemi. I adore his paintings, that's usually the reason to visit a museum=)) but unfortunately there are not so many paintings...That's really weird. But nevertheless the place is big and interesting, u can see where and how he lived and worked. Attention! On the territory of the museum u walk mostly along forest trails, a bit rocky, so sometimes it's really difficult to move with a stroller and I reccomend aged people to have some assistance. I'm also not sure it is really accessible for disabled persons.
Written 16 October 2014
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Jarmo S
Helsinki, Finland66 contributions
A gem in Kittilä!
Nov 2013 • Friends
He was a controversial figure in Kittilä and also one of the few artists who could enjoy financial success,too, during their life time. There is the birth house and also two toher gallery buildings on of whis is designed by Reima and Raili Pietiä - a world famous architect couple. His paintings create the world class atmosphere here in "the middle of nothing" and the artistic bed for the dog was also very impressive - as well as the large swimming pool! One of the galleries has burned down but still the site leaves you wondering for a long time about life in general.....
Written 20 September 2014
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Sarestoniemi Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 12:00 - 18:00