The Gun and Military Museum

Kuhmoinen, Finland

The Gun and Military Museum in Kuhmoinen has a massive collection of over 3000 weapons, medals, swords, helmets, bayonets and lots of other material connected with war, especially the Second World War. The oldest showpieces are from the 18th century. In a separate area, there is a collection of both old and new hunting weapons. There is also a library of war history that includes more than 2000 books, as well as newspapers. The museum was founded in 2000 and is one of largest privately owned gun museums in Finland.

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Wupster1 (11 months ago)
Came from the other side of the world (Australia) to see this place and have a good talk about international gun laws. Gates were open but doors locked.. No signs anywhere advertising that they were closed. We came 2pm on a Saturday (after driving many hours) Website doesn't say anything about needing an appointment or any reasons as to why the place would be deserted. Can't overstate how disappointed I am. If you enjoy standing around in a cold yard staring at doors This place is for you!
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