Resites Northern stories

Museum and Science Centre Luuppi

Museum and Science Centre Luuppi is a unique centre of history, art and science. Stories of life in the north, collected and cherished by Luuppi, unfold to the audience in nine locations through history, science and art. Luuppi’s exhibitions are rich, experiential wholes full of interactive, inspirational features, and provide the themes and subjects for an ongoing series of events big and small arranged through the year.

Museum and Science Centre Luuppi consists of nine destinations loved by tourists and locals alike. The biggest of them are the Northern Ostrobothnia Museum, the Oulu Museum of Art, the Tietomaa Science Centre, the Turkansaari Open Air museum and the Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Smaller destinations open during the summer season include the Oulunsalo Museum of Local History and Culture, the Sailor’s Home Museum, the Pateniemi Sawmill Museum and the Cellar of the Oulu Castle.

Luuppi captivates visitors with innovations and  luuppi_english2memorable experiences. It is a magnifying glass through which the phenomena and the material reality of life in the north can be viewed up close. Finding the connections between the exhibits and, for example, your own teenage years or your grandparents’ place as you remember it from your childhood is rewarding – as is finding the familiar touch and feel of the north in the themes and the colours of artworks in our museums. Luuppi opens new, fascinating perspectives to what it means to live in the north. It is a window deep into history, a channel for visions into the future, and a source of inspiration.

Northern Ostrobothnia Museum

Oulu Museum of Art

Tietomaa Science Centre

Turkansaari Open Air museum

Kierikki Stone Age Centre