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Tankvaara Golden Village (Gold History Museum) is the northernmost international museum in the world. The museum is located in Lapland, an hour's drive from the town of Sondakyla, in the small village of Tankvaara. It has been operating since the 1970s.
In 1868, it was in these places, near the small river Ivalo, that the first boom of the gold rush took place. In the early years of the XX century, numerous enterprises for the search for gold deposits were opened everywhere. Today, this site houses a unique museum with stunning exhibits. On the territory of the Golden Village in the open air, buildings from different villages have been recreated from gold deposits around the world. This exposition is called"Auraria". Here you can feel the atmosphere of the times of the gold rush.
The building of the Museum of the History of Gold is built in the form of a tray for washing gold. It works all year round and is a state value. The exhibits presented in the museum were brought from more than 20 countries of the world. The first exhibition was dedicated to gold mining in Lapland.
Over the course of time, the museum has significantly increased its collection and expanded into a research center. Every summer, the Finnish gold prospecting championship is held here, taking part in which you can find a real nugget and take it for yourself. By the way, the largest nugget in this area - weighing almost 40 grams - was found by a tourist.
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Topic: The Golden Village Tankvaara (Museum of the History of Gold) in Finland, Sodankyla Resort.