- Online and travelling exhibitions
The online exhibition at the Gold Museum can also be visited from the comfort of your own home. Or you can check our travelling exhibition schedule and maybe catch it in a town near you!
The Gold Story takes you to the world of gold from the comfort of your home. To immerse yourself in gold history, all you have to do is to get comfortable and let yourself get carried away by the story. Most of the stories can be found in our main exhibition, but some can only be accessed online on our website. Welcome to the world of GOLDEN STORIES!
Travelling exhibition Gold Rush to Lapland
In 1868, Kondrad Lihr’s expedition team made Finland’s first promising gold discovery along the River Ivalojoki. Although the discovery was a modest 0.2 grams of gold, the news was sensational. The following year, two sailors, Ervast and Lepistö, found more than 2 kilos of gold in Ivalojoki, thus confirming the Lihr expedition’s discovery of Lappish gold. The gold rush had begun!
Gold Museum has produced a travelling exhibition of these events. The Gold Rush to Lapland exhibition tells the story of the Ivalojoki gold rush, which was the starting point for more than 150 years of gold heritage in Lapland. History of gold is explored both in general level and through individuals — not forgetting local people and women. The exhibition consists of 13 different thematic panels, which can be varied according to space and situation.
The travelling exhibition started its tour in July 2019 at the Ivalo Library. The exhibition has been on display during the Finnish Championships and World Championships in Gold Panning in Tankavaara and in the libraries of Savukoski, Pelkosenniemi, Sodankylä, Piippola, Nivala, Rantsila, Pudasjärvi, Tervola and Salla. In the summer of 2022, the exhibition will travel to the Outokumpu Mining Museum.
Are you interested in having the exhibition displayed in your own premises? Contact the Collection Manager Hanna Mattila by phone +358 400 688 128 or by email at firstname.lastname (at) kultamuseo.fi.