Särestöniemi Museum in Kaukonen in Kittilä introduces the art, childhood home, and working environment of Reidar Särestöniemi (1925–1981). The museum’s collection consists of nearly five hundred works by Särestöniemi, most of them oil and water colour paintings and pastel drawings but also including wood drawings and etchings. In addition, the collection includes drawings, drafts, and sketch books. The exhibited works change once or twice a year following a thematic pattern.
Särestöniemi museum has been open to the public since 1985. Its operation is being maintained by Särestöniemi Museum Foundation. The basis of the museum’s collection is the donation made by Reidar Särestöniemi’s brother Anton Särestöniemi (1921-1997).