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Gold Prospector Museum

Tankavaarantie 11 C, Tankavaara 99695, Finland
+358 16 626171
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A nice museum, even in wintertime

On our way to Inari we stopped at this not so small museum. It is amazing to see how important... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
RDWilde
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Turnhout, Belgium
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Well worth a visit, with loads of info on the history of gold prospecting. Never would have... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
OpiPeet
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Muiderberg, The Netherlands
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Tankavaara is home for the only international museum in the World displaying past and present of gold panning and prospecting. The basic exhibition presents the history of gold prospecting in Lapland. The Golden World, the international section, presents over twenty countries all over the World. Welcome to join the story of gold and man!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tankavaarantie 11 C, Tankavaara 99695, Finland
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+358 16 626171
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

On our way to Inari we stopped at this not so small museum. It is amazing to see how important mining was for Lapland. The individual stories, also in English, open our eyes for difficult circumstances and add happy or sad anecdotes. The gold washing...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Well worth a visit, with loads of info on the history of gold prospecting. Never would have believed that there were so much interesting facts to tell about gold!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The lives of the Finnish men (and their families) who were the early gold prospectors are really fascinating, and this museum captures their stories and the times in which they lived really well. I LOVED the portraits in the auditorium and the fabulous sculpture just...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Neat experience, it was winter and pretty much the whole place was shut down, we were the only people there. The indoor exhibit in the main building was open and had a lot of artifacts. Our main goal was to pan gold, for fun. Since...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This International Gold Prospector Museum is extremely interesting. It tells about gold panning and prospecting in over 20 countries, especially in Finnish Lapland. This area has been a traditional gold panning area and you may also try gold panning in Stream Hopiaoja (extra charge). The...More

Thank JariJK
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A great experience and very well done! Very good value for only 12e! It took about 1hr to look around and learn lots of interesting facts!

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

It was a rainy morning so the 'Gold Prospector Museum' was an ideal place to go. Lots to see both inside the main building and outside in the grounds - unfortunately, our time was limited so we didn't go around all the outside exhibits. The...More

Thank JaneMB S
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A unique place with stories of gold digging from all over the world. Impressive exhibition. Take your time to get to see and hear the (his)story. Fantastic quide Matti. Thank you!

2  Thank Rastigaissa
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Kultamuseo in Tankavaara presents a good overview of the history of gold mining in Finland. It tell the tales of mining and miners who sought their fortune in Lappland. An extra bonus is an exhibition telling about goldmining around the world from Brazil to Indonesia.

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner and heard great explanation of the history of the gold rush in Lapland followed by a hands-on demonstration of panning for gold in the outdoor museum.

Thank Al6244
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