Ylämaa gem museum was founded in the year 1982. The museum is the first gem museum in Finland that is open for public. Over 250 000 visitors have visited in Ylämaa gem museum at this moment.
The exhibition presents at this moment already over four thousand pieces of gem, mineral and fossile from all over the world. The specialities of the museum are genuine fossiles of dinosaur and mammoth, and different types of meteorite.
Ylämaan jalokivimuseo yhdistys ry (Ylämaa gem museum association) has based the museum and is responsible of the upkeep of the museum. The association organizes every year an international gem trade show that has achieved a huge popularity. The trade show is organized every year after Midsummer. trade show1.-3.7.2016 Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 10-18.