Goldmuseum and Goldpanning WC2019

World Gold Panning Championships is organized by Tankavaara Gold VIllage and Gold Prospectors Association of Finnish Lapland. Gold Prospector Museum cooperatively celebrates the Championships in various ways.  Between Mon-Sat 5.-10.8. the museum is open 10-20 (10am-8pm) and Sun 11.8. we’re back to normal and being open 10-18 (10am-6pm).

In the daily programme below you’ll find, for example, times for free guided tours in English and Finnish. Maximum group size is 40 pax/tour. Notice: with WC2019-competition pass you have free entrance to the museum during 3.-11.8.2019!

Mon-Fri 5.-9.8. it is possible to pan gold at our outdoor pools as follows: 11-12 (11-12 am) and 13-16 (1-4pm). You will also see Sirniö smiths at their work during few days in competition week. Welcome!


Monday 5.8.

  • Guided tour in Finnish 15 o’clock (3pm)
  • Guided tour in English 18 o’clock (6pm)

Tuesday 6.8.

  • Guided tour in English 18 o’clock (6pm)

Wednesday 7.8.

  • Golden Partners 11-11.30 – you’ll also see the museum team there!
  • Guided tour in Finnish 16 o’clock (4pm)

Thursday 8.8.

  • Tankavaara Golden Adventure for youngsters and two guided tours related to that: starting around 13 and 14 o’clock. Max 25 pax/group
  • Juniors’ evening 18-20 (6-8pm) at the museum area, max ca. 40 pax/group

Friday 9.8.

  • Guided tour in Finnish 15 o’clock (3 pm)
  • Guided tour in English 16 o’clock (4 pm)

Saturday 10.8.

  • Guided tour in Finnish 14 o’clock (2 pm)
  • Guided tour in English 16 o’clock (4 pm)

The right to make changes is reserved!