Address: Arkkukarintie 53, Raahe
Phone: +358 (0)50 3053 183
The Saloinen Museum in Arkkukari is an extensive complex of 18 buildings with plenty to see and experience on eras ranging from the Stone Age to modern days. Plaques describing the archaeological heritage and phases of post-glacial rebound in the region can be found on the walls of the Kyläriihi building opposite to the museum. The Punainen Tupa building features an exhibition on the Middle Ages, along with a photo exhibition and summer café. The oldest building on the museum grounds dates back to the 18th century.
In the summer of 2019, the Saloinen Museum will be kept open by the Saloinen Association of Local History and Museums for the last two weeks of July from Tuesday to Sunday. Admission to the museum is free.
The St. Olaf’s Day Fair takes place every summer in July
The traditional St. Olaf’s Day Fair (Olavinpäivän Markkinat) of Old Salo is held every year in July on the Saturday closest to St. Olaf’s Day. The fair is set up around the historical Saloinen Museum along the Bothnian Coast Road. Our fair tradition is the longest in the region, dating back to the Middle Ages. Fairgoers will also get the opportunity to ride an old bus along the Coast Road, see old tractors and enjoy accordion music, salmon soup, cheese soup, children’s activities and much more.
To reserve a table to sell your wares for a fee of €5, please call +358 (0)50 336 1321. Transport on an old bus from Raahe to the St. Olaf’s Day Fair will be available.
Stuck at home? Experience two Raahe museums on a virtual tour
Get comfy and embark on a virtual journey to two of the seven museum destinations in Raahe, the Packhouse museum and the Shipowner's home at the Sovelius house. Both tours offer you intriguing pieces of the history and tales of the marine town and the unique collection of artefacts. Start your virtual tour here. Additional info embedded on the tour is currently available in Finnish, however you can visit the English pages for each of the museum destinations for more information.
Category: Whole family, Monuments & statues, Attractions