Aviation Museum of Central Finland

Jyväskylä, Finland

The Aviation Museum of Central Finland exhibits the aviation history of Finland, from the early 1900s until today. The exhibition consists of aircraft, engines and aircrew equipment which has been used by the Finnish Air Force. The equipment of the Air Force Signals Museum has its own section. A large collection of scale models gives a wider perspective to the whole field of aviation.



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Founded: 1979
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)


4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

pratik khot (3 years ago)
Great.. Things have been preserved & maintained well
Eva Valkovicova (3 years ago)
Very well done museum. Also possible to get inside of some planes. Kids loved it.
Sanna Mykkänen (3 years ago)
Lots of old planes, good stories, wide selection of air defence stuff. Unfortunately simulator was closed when we visited, I bet that must have been fun.
Naavanoita (3 years ago)
Quite cheap tickets (10€) and a lot to see. You can spend half of the day here reading about history of the finnish airforces and exploring the planes in exhibit. You are allowed to take photos for your personal use in this museum and there's a lot to shoot about. There's also a possibility to try a flight simulator on Saturdays (any other time, call first to make a reservation). Would be nice to have few seats around the exhibit for the older people - now the only chance to rest your feet is the cafe next to the ticket booth.
Pavel Dolejší (4 years ago)
Great collection od planes with detailed descriptions, often uncommon or unique types. Museum is relatively small so if you just briefly look at planes, you will run through quickly, but you can also get lost for whole day. Not all descriptions are in english, but most important ones are. Highly recommended!
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