Provincial museum is located in Arktikum, close to city centre.
The Provincial Museum’s permanent exhibition Northern Ways presents the survival story of man and nature in the North in an open-minded way. The exhibition is divided into three regional components focusing on Rovaniemi, North Bothnia and Upper Lapland, respectively. The themes dealt with in different exhibition halls traverse time from ancient history to the present, examining the causes and consequences of individual and public cultural developments. Extensive dioramas, scale models, picture collages, film and audio, maps and display terminals are used to recount dozens of Lappish mini-stories. On display are hundreds of cultural artefacts and dozens of costumes as well as examples of the most characteristic flora and fauna of Lapland.