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Million Visitors at the Exhibitions in Siida in Inari

Dec 01, 2017 01:22 PM

The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida in Inari has followed the number of guests visiting Siida throughout the history of the House. On 1 December 2017, the one millionth visitor Paolo Moriconi from Italy to Siida’s exhibitions stepped in. He was awarded a gift voucher to Siida Shop and a Siida Pass that entitles him to free visits to Siida’s exhibitions for the rest of his life.

Million Visitors at the Exhibitions in Siida in Inari

Exhibition visitor number of a million in Sámi museum and Nature Centre Siida. Paolo Mariconi congratulated by Museum director Sari Valkonen and National Park Superintendent Tarja Tuovinen. Picture: Kirsi Ukkonen/Metsähallitus.

After Siida’s inauguration, the number of visitors to the exhibitions and events in Siida has annually varied between 44,000 and 58,000. Surpassing the exhibition visitor number of a million is an important milestone in the history of Siida. It is also interesting to note that the total number of visitors to Siida is almost twice as high. Our visitor counter registers all the people who enter Siida. This visitor number includes, in addition to the exhibition visitors, also the customers of Siida Shop, Metsähallitus’s Service Point, the Tourist Information and Restaurant Sarrit.

The sfaff in Siida is delighted that Siida reached the milestone of a million visitors right before Siida’s 20th anniversary. Siida was opened for the public on 1 April 1998.  Indeed, tourism has increasingly grown in Northern Finland. The rise in visitor figures also reminds us that Siida definitely needs its future extension.


Further information:

Museum director Sari Valkonen, sari.valkonen@samimuseum.fi, 040-7671052

Customer Service Supervisor Minna Väisänen, minna.vaisanen@samimuseum.fi, 040-5816434

Sámi museum, Siida, Inarintie 46, FI-99870 Inari, tel. +358 (0)400 898 212, siida@samimuseum.fi, www.siida.fi

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