The title of the main exhibition is “Journey to the World”.
“JOURNEY TO THE WORLD”
Life of Andreas Alariesto is build of episodes where happiness and difficulties take their turns after another. Roads of life took him from village of Riesto to Lokka, roadwork in Petsamo, in shores of Arctic Ocean in english legion of Murmansk with fatal consequenses and as adult back to the roadwork. Former roadworker became janitor in Petsamos traveling hotel for almoust ten years but war break all dreams of future. After the war start the rebuilding, both physical and mental. Strong pilars for life were given by building new house in Lokka with wife Riikka, who came along from Petsamo and job as janitor in Vuotsos traveling cottage. What also gave joy to his life were songs, which Andreas has made already as young boy, and paintings and now he has time and instruments for painting. After six years of retirement and many bumps in the road, passionate working gave its highest price when 76-year old selflearned artists artshow was kept in Arthall of Helsinki and it gave him amazing reputation and even worldfame.
The visiting exhibition is “In search of lost Sompio”. The exhibition offers nostalgic memories of beloved Sompio, which no longer exists. The Lokka Revervoir drowned Sompio in the 1960s.
“IN SEARCH OF LOST SOMPIO”
The exhibition offers nostalgic memories of beloved Sompio, which no
longer exists. The Lokka Revervoir drowned Sompio in the 1960s.
The exhibitions are open
Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 6 p.m.
Summer opening time 7.6. – 30.9-2022
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 6 p.m
Other times open by appointment
Closed on public holidays
The café serves the museum’s customers during opening hours.
Adult 8 €
Seniors, students and schoolchildren 6 €
Group. max 10 people, 6 € / person
Children under 7 free