Infantry Museum

Mikkeli, Finland

The Infantry Museum, founded in 1982, is housed in three wooden barracks built in the 19th century. The exhibition includes 70 different military uniforms, 120 hand guns, 20 machine and light machine guns, 20 mortars and guns, and plenty of other military equipment. The exhibition is supplemented by a large collection of photos, also in colour, and scale models depicting the battles of Tuulos and Ihantala.

The task of the museum, maintained by the Infantry Foundation, is to collect, store, examine and put on display military material which has belonged to the infantry. The exhibits are either donations made by private individuals, or articles lent by the War Museum.

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Founded: 1982
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Karin Raudla (10 months ago)
Interesting museum, but unfortunately there is no information about exhibition in English.
Antoine shao (10 months ago)
It's very Lucky to have a short visit this malitary museum where we and kids learn the history of Finland from independence, civil war, winter war and ww2
Otto Huhta (10 months ago)
Ok military museum with loads of history on various Finnish military branches from before independence until recent times.
ALEC BLANCHARD (2 years ago)
Very interesting display who follows the tracks of the finnish infantry through the years, from the 18th century to actual conflits I really enjoyed the continuation war rooms and i understood the most important points that made what finland is today I also really appreciate the special exposition about the finnish volunteers who served alongside germans, estonians and Norwegians in the 5th ss panzerdivision wiking. Everything is well explained I apppreciate the fact that you can approach very close to the items in the museum to observe all details. My only remarks is that not everything is translated from finnish to english for non-finnish peoples like me, and some uniforms are not very complete or do not match with the correct period (early war tunics to represent a late war impression). The museum staff was very welcome and there to reply to my questions Cheers from Switzerland Alec
Robin Bobin (2 years ago)
On the way home, we visited the museum. We didn't expect anything special, but there really is an interesting story there. We liked it!
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