Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
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10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Salla Museum of War and Reconstruction is located in a building that was originally made 1948 for railway workers and their families. The Museum's exhibition tells about the history of Salla municipality which was known as Kuolajärvi until year 1936. Salla was involved in the Second World War (1939–1944) and suffered heavy destructions. An enormous effort was made to rebuild the municipality – by the year 1950 nearly 400 new farms, many schools and a church were built.
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TimeTripper
Vantaa, Finland674 contributions
One of the few places open during pandemic
Oct 2020 • Friends
The museums is surprisingly capacious and gives a very good overlook about their history. Lots to absorb and read. I recommend to visit to get a thorough overview of past and future.
Written 22 August 2021
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PeasmoldWW
Peasmoldtown218 contributions
culd be so much more
Aug 2021
I visited on a rainy day. The museum is well worth a visit and does a fine job of recording and illustrating the suffering that the region endured in the war and the valiant efforts of the displaced and dispossessed to rebuild their lives and communities. However, it could be so much more. In an age where this story has been repeated time and time again – in Bosnia, in the Congo and Rwanda, most recetly in Syria and Yemen, a museum dedicated to the inhumanity of ethnic cleaning and forced displacement in war, built upon the specific local experience, can convey a universal theme, one that everyone should relate to. The current space is underused – in particular, the former hostelry houses a collection of local handicrafts that really doesn’t belong here, and could be used instead to show how the horrors of the war period in Salla have been repeated globally in our own times, and how the world desperately needs a proper mechanism to support victims and prevent such tragedies in future.
Written 9 August 2021
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rputila
Oulu, Finland27 contributions
Nice museum focus on local history
Apr 2021 • Couples
Skall nyt nice museum focusing on local history desing 2nd world war. Airo a brief history of local shops and open air exchibition.
Written 16 April 2021
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Timo K
Espoo, Finland420 contributions
Warm welcome - reveals a hidden part of the history
Jan 2019 • Family
The museum is small, but you could easily spend here for two hours. We got a presentation of Salla WWII history concerning the railroad and the part of Salla lost to Soviet Union after the war. There are additional films to watch the reconstruction era. Worth a visit.
Written 13 January 2019
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Michael B
Finland266 contributions
Small town
Aug 2017 • Couples
Good grocery shopping in village. Alko S-market, K market, petrol station and restaurants. We loved the landscape open forest and the fells.
Written 31 August 2017
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MdK
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands98 contributions
For the supermarket
Dec 2014 • Family
They have 3 supermarkets and an Alko (state owned liquer store), and gasoline station. All activities, hotels etc are at the salla ski resort/reindeer park approx 10 km's south of the village
Written 30 December 2014
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  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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