In English - Kierikkikeskus - Oulun kaupunki


Kierikki Stone Age centre is open to public from June 4 till Aug 27 in year 2017. During the wintertime Kierikki museum, hotel and restaurant are open on request. Welcome. 

In 17.-21. June we have in Stone Age village  course in "ITE art" which is Finnish contemporary folk art made by self-learned artist. In this course they are using mostly chain-saw carving. 

The popular public excavations at Neolitihic dwelling site besides main building are again in July from Tue to Sat. And famous Ancient Markets are this summer 29.-31. July!

During the markets there are eg. swordplay, theatre, shaman, workshops and ancient music. The program is in Finnish but all activities can be translated also to English. Ancient markets are in Stone Age village on Sat  July 29 at 10-17 o'clock and on Sun July 30 at 12-18. During the markets days there is also a lunch service in the restaurant. On Sat morning 10-12 AM there are also lectures (in Finnish) the use of a metal detector in archaeology.  


Kierikki guides Juuso and Joni.  Photo Juuso Haarala, photo edited by Tiia Pirkola. 

Hotel Kierikinhovi which is opposite the main building and restaurant Kierikki inside the main building are open on request all year round. During the opening months May-Oct 2016 there are good café services and food on request.

All reservations to hotel and restaurant: Aino Kurtti tel. + 358-44-737 9464, email: 

Above air photo of the main building and hotel. Below Stone Age village in July 2012.  


The Kierikki Centre and the reconstructed Stone Age village, located on the banks of the river Iijoki, form a unique combination telling about Finnish prehistory. Ongoing excavations, an archaeological exhibition with finds dating up to 5,000 BC, and hands-on activities at the Stone Age Village enhance the fascinating view of how people lived in Stone Age Finland.

The architectural award-winning Kierikki main building is the largest log building in Scandinavia. It houses an archaeological exhibition, a well-equipped auditorium with film presentations, and a restaurant. The museum shop offers unique gifts and souvenirs.

Come and travel back in time to the Stone Age!

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Kierikki is part of Oulu Museum and Science Centre Luuppi .

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Pahkalantie 447 A
91200 Oulu

Tel: +358 8 5585 8265
Fax: +358 (0)8 8170 494

Home page – Luuppi (in Finnish) 

Pahkalantie 447 A
91200 Oulu

 +358 50 4107 309


Hotel and restaurant tel:

+358 44 737 9464

Opening hours year 2017: 
Open to public 5 June -27 August 2017. By appointment in other times eg. to groups, schools and individuals.

  • 5.-22.6. Mon-Fri 10–16. Closed 23.-25.6.                                           
  • 26.6.-13.8.Mon-Sat 10-17, Sun 12-18                              
  • 14.8.-27.8. Mon-Sat 10-16, closed Sun. Open 1.9.-18.10. Mon-Fri 10-15 during the school group visits also to other visitors.                                     


Adults 8 €
Conscripts, students, seniors, unemployed 5 €
Children 6–17 yrs. 5 € (0–5 yrs. for free)
Families (two adults + two children) 20 €, additional children for half price

Public excavations (guiding also in English):

1.-29. July 2017 Tue-Sat 12-17 o'clock. Fee 15/12 € incl. admission to exhibition. Minimum age seven years. 

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Driving directions

Unfortunately the bus connections are poor to Kierikki. So if you don't have a car, please take contact to our customer service.