Military Museum of Finland

Helsinki, Finland

The Military Museum of Finland was earlier located in a garrison building designed by Evert Lagerspetz in 1883.

This site was closed in 2016.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)


Nils-Anders said 37 days ago
The exhibitions at Liisankatu are permanently closed since 2016. Parts of them can be found at Suomenlinna fortress.


Details

Founded: 1883 (Museum opened in 1948)
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Mahmud Syaltout (3 months ago)
Military museum with good collections. Kids will enjoy the jet simulation and some military costums.
Joyce Tang (5 months ago)
Ticket prices: 7 Euros - adults, 4 Euros - seniors /students. You are able to go and see the Vesikko Submarine further down the island without additional cost by presenting your purchased military museum ticket at the submarine's entrance. The museum is notated in both Finnish and English and split into two buildings. Nearly every display has it's own detailed description and helps visitors build a pretty comprehensive understanding of Finnish military history. I found the museum to be very interesting, especially the meaning of the Swastika in Finland, and how vastly different the meaning of the symbol is to the Finnish, especially in comparision to the meaning the symbol is most well known for after WWII. Another highlight was being able to sit in the cockpit of an old pilot jet and have a good poke around the controls, which cover almost every surface of the flight deck!
Harri Valtiala (5 months ago)
It's a pity that we don't have real military museum. This can be seen only temporary solution and as a such it's adequate
Annie (5 months ago)
If you visit Soumelina the military museum is a must! Though I have visited quite a few museums in Helsinki, this was by far the most interesting. Scenes from war are well represented along with uniforms and relevant facts. I have learned quite a few details about Finland's history just by visiting Military Museum.
Cristian Tudose (5 months ago)
Very nice museum split it 2 building. A lot of interesting exhibits and info. You get the chance to see part of the Finnish history, a tank and old cars, uniforms (you can try some of them along with helmets) and meat part you get to jump into a fighter jet cockpit and see how it is. Amazing experience and best thing to visit on the island!
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Cháteau Comtal

The Château Comtal (Count’s Castle) is a medieval castle within the Cité of Carcassonne, the largest city in Europe with its city walls still intact. The Château Comtal has a strong claim to be called a 'Cathar Castle'. When the Catholic Crusader army arrived in 1209 they first attacked Raymond-Roger Trencavel's castrum at Bèziers and then moved on to his main stronghold at Carcassonne.

The castle with rectangular shape is separated from the city by a deep ditch and defended by two barbicans. There are six towers curtain walls.

The castle was restored in 1853 by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.