The Salpa Line Museum

Miehikkälä, Finland

The Salpa Line is a massive line of defensive fortifications approximately 1200 km long that was built in 1940-41 and in 1944 in order to defend the Eastern border of Finland.

The Salpa Line Museum in Miehikkälä is a museum on military history established in 1987 displaying the history of fortification works of the Salpa Line. The permanent exhibition of the museum consists of the exhibition and multimedia shows at the museum cafeteria and of guided tours to the fortifications on the outdoor museum area.


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Founded: 1940-44
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)


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Amir Hassan (2 years ago)
We visited the Salpa Line Museum in July 2022 and were very impressed with the way the history of this defensive infrastructure was documented as well as with the fortifications on display. We took the guided tour which is a must to obtain a good understanding of the logic behind the design and use of the various bunkers that were built along the Salpa Line. The 15-minute video documentary in the museum is very informative although it is in Finnish only. I highly recommend this museum for anyone interested in Finland’s contemporary history.
Анна Ющенко (3 years ago)
Interesting museum, especially if you are interested in history and military staff. Nice cafe and a little shop. The territory is well kept. And a very interesting excursion - five points! Definitely worth visiting.
TETRIX Portable Marketing (3 years ago)
A true piece of history, well planned and giving a great picture of ww2 defence technology. The museum and restaurant offers great meals for a good price. The entrance fee to the museum part also includes a guided tour tour in the trenches, bunkers and the surrounding area. Definitely go for this option. Very affordable!
Sean Eamon Cappone (3 years ago)
Worth the detour Edit One piece of an advice, put some more English descriptions nearby the Finnish ones. It would attract many more foreigners!
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