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Pielisen museo - The Museum of Lieksa

Pielisen museo is a local museum of the Lieksa district and the second largest open-air museum in Finland. The museum consists of the main building and an extensive outdoor area with more than 70 buildings.

The open-air museum displays farm houses with outbuildings from three centuries, mills, forest worker's log cabins and timber floating machinery, farming implements and tools, storehouses containing vehicles, boats, fishing tackle and firefighting equipment.

The museum is located by the Lieksanjoki river, near the town centre of Lieksa.

Paateri, the home and studio of sculptress Eva Ryynänen, is another site of the museum and located about 27 km from the town centre of Lieksa.

Paateri consists of the artist's home, studio, church and café, all designed by the sculptress and full of her works of art.

Paateri is open for visitors May 15th - Sept 15th daily 10am - 18pm (at Midsummer Eve 10am - 4pm). CONTACT: Paateri 21, FI-81560 Vuonislahti, tel. +358 40 1044 055

Driving directions to Paateri here.

Museum Opening Hours and Admission Prices


Summer (May 15th – Sept 15th)

Open daily: 10am–6pm
Closed at Midsummer Eve

Adults 8 €, children free admission (under 18 years old), group ticket 6,50 € per person (min. 10 adults)


Winter (Sept 16th - May 14th)

Open Tuesday to Friday: 10am–3pm (the exhibition halls only, the open air museum is closed)
Closed on Public Holidays

Adults 3,50 €, children free admission (under 18 years old)
Free admission on winter Wednesdays.

Pielisen museo
Pappilantie 2
FI-81720 Lieksa, Finland
tel. +358 40 1044 151
email: museo@lieksa.fi