Gold PROSPECTOR
museum

©Kuvasuomi/Matti Kolho.
Gold scale and weights are an essential part of gold prospector's equipment
 

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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Opening time: 
Mon - Fri @ 10am - 4pm
closed 6th and 26th of December 2016
 
Summertime 1.6.-30.9.
Every day @ 9am - 5pm
 
Tankavaara guidemap
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Indoor gold panning site
is open during wintertime.
 
Gold Adventures
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
News: 
 
Gold Panning World Championships of 2019 will be held in Tankavaara to celebrate 150 years of Finnish gold prospecting and 70 years of the Finnish Gold Prospectors Union!