Naurava lohikäärme information centre of prehistory

Fly on the wings of Naurava Lohikäärme (‘the Laughing Dragon’) and find yourself in the thrilling eras of prehistory, especially the Viking Age.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable destination, look no further! Visitors of all ages will love this unique experience.

Coordinated by the municipality of Eura, Naurava Lohikäärme is the first information centre of prehistory in Finland. The changing exhibitions tell a fascinating tale of prehistory and, in particular, the Viking Age (800–1050 CE), in Eura.

The exhibitions feature original archeological finds as well as various replicas. Visitors may touch the exhibited replicas and textiles. You also get to weave fabric and try out other ancient techniques. Find out if you have the strength to become a Viking warrior! Lift a heavy shield and see if you could defend yourself with a sword against an enemy.

Naurava lohikäärme is located at the centre of Eura in an old stone cowshed designed by Jalmari Karhula. There is plenty of free parking around the building. The information centre is only a half a kilometre walk from the bus station of Eura. The building also houses lunch restaurant Idylli for lunch and coffee during lunchtime and catering on request.

Opening hours:
June-August Tue-Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., other times Thu-Fri 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed on public holidays. Closed during the Midsummer weekend 24–27 June 2022.

Entrance fees:
Adults: €4 per person
Groups over 10 ppl, ages 7–17, pensioners, students: €2 per person
Children under the age of 7: free admission