Military Museum of Finland

Helsinki, Finland

The Military Museum of Finland is the central museum of the Finnish Defence Forces and the national special museum of military history. It was founded in 1929. n 1933 the exhibition was moved to Suomenlinna. During the second world war 1939-45 the museum was closed to the public. The museum was opened to the public again 1948 in Kruununhaka. Today the Military Museum is located in a garrison building designed by Evert Lagerspetz in 1883.

The museum represents general military history and related equipment from the 17th century to the present day: Exhibitions include weapons, colours, decorations, arms, uniformas and collection of art works.

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

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