The Oulu Museum and Science Centre is the museum body responsible for museum work in North Ostrobothnia – for producing, archiving and exhibiting North science, art and history. Through our work, we strengthen the local identity by guiding and inspiring people today and by preserving what is important for future generations.

As the regional museum in charge, we also carry out official tasks and provide expert services in our field. Our main tasks are public outreach, building and maintenance of collections and preservation of cultural heritage and scientific capital.

Kädet kehystävät taustalla näkyvää vanhaa Merimiehenkotimuseo-puurakennusta.

Regional responsibility museum

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Our museums

The Oulu Museum and Science Centre consists of the North Ostrobothnia Museum, the Oulu Art Museum, Science Centre Tietomaa, Kierikki and the Turkansaari Open Air museum. Specialty museums open in the summertime include the Sailor’s Home Museum, the Oulunsalo Museum of Local History and Culture, the Oulu Castle Cellar and the Pateniemi Sawmill Museum.

Our museums open the door to experiences that build learning, understanding and leadership. Welcome to knowledge, experience and history!

Poika astumassa vanhan puukirkon ovesta ulos hämärästä valoon.

Oulu Museum and Science Centre museums

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Current news

13.11.2023 News

Oulu Museum and Science Centre building to open in summer 2026

The new building will house Tietomaa, the North Ostrobothnia Museum and most of the staff of the Oulu Museum and Science Centre.

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15.11.0202 News

Oulu Museum and Science Centre – re-imagined

The Oulu Museum and Science Centre is retiring the Luuppi brand.

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