Elves are coming again

Are elves imagination or real? On Friday 17 November, the Satakunta Museum opens the always highly anticipated Elves exhibition and its magical world.

This Christmas, the elves will take over the main exhibition, Signs of Life. The elves will tell visitors about their extended family, Finnish folklore and old beliefs that still live on – albeit modified to this day.

The elves are on a roll. A hard-working and colourful bunch of elves are still preparing the missing Christmas presents, wrapping and storing gift packages for the Christmas Eve celebrations, but also enjoying a nice rest in the company of good friends. For the more observant, you might see a wily wood elf, and maybe a shy sauna elf or an animal-loving barn elf. And what about the observer elves? I think they’re already on the move…


All groups of children and adults are welcome to visit the Elves exhibition!

The exhibition is a public favourite, which is why the most popular visiting times go fast, so make sure you book your group’s appointment early! You can find the contact information here.

All other visitors than groups are free to visit the exhibition during museum opening hours. Please note, however, that the exhibition can get very busy, especially on weekday mornings.

TONTUT is on display until Sunday 7.1.2024. The exhibition will be open exceptionally on 26 December on Boxing Day, but closed on 6 December on Independence Day, 24 and 25 December on Christmas Eve and Day and on 1 January 2024 on New Year’s Day. The museum will close on 23 December and 31 December at 15:00.

Elf Day will be celebrated on Saturday 9 December with a programme of activities throughout the day.