Encounters on the border
**The Museum of the Tornio Valley is the only museum in the world that that is maintained by two states and whose operating area reaches over border.**
The museum’s permanent exhibition "Encounters on the border" tells about the history of The Torne River Valley on both sides of the river. The exhibition shows archaeological findings, traditional ways of making a living and tells about the different wars that have affected Torne Valley.
History and stories come alive through interesting artefacts, photos, sounds and films. The vicinity of the border affects the lives of the people and this is seen even in the exhibition. The themes are food culture, rock music, local identity, languages and dialects.
The Museum of the Tornio Valley is the only museum in the world that that is maintained by two states and whose operating area reaches over border. The languages used in the exhibition are Finnish, Swedish, Meänkieli and English.
[Information about the museum]
Tornionlaakson Maakuntamuseo, Torikatu 4, Tornio