Guovdageainnu gilišillju - Kautokeino Folk Museum
Guovdageainnu gilišillju - Kautokeino Folk Museum

Guovdageainnu gilišillju - Kautokeino Folk Museum

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Guovdageainnu gilišillju - Kautokeino Folk Museum

The museum lies by the bank of the river in the centre of the community of Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino. The land here has been cultivated since the beginning of the 1700s. In a reconstructed milieu from approx. 100 years ago, you can visit buildings, turf huts and constructions from reindeer herding and dwelling sites from the outlying grazing areas.

The museum building has a permanent exhibition of local Sámi culture. "The Church Cabin 1650" has been reconstructed here. It was built by the Swedish Crown and it was originally located on the same place where the museum building is placed.
The Chursch cabin is constructed from timber that grew locally at that time, and it is Finnmark's oldest building that is still standing.
The museum also has an exhibition of source texts.


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