Raatteen portti ("Raate Gate") is a memorial and museum for those Finnish and Russian soldiers who battled and died in Suomussalmi during Winter War in 1939. The exhibition consists Finnish and Russian weapons and uniforms, photographs and soldiers´ belongings. There is also a multimedia of the Raate battle fields, a scale model of the Raate Museum Road and the Winter War Monument.

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Founded: 1939
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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Carolus Syrjäniemi (13 months ago)
Really a fascinating place reminding us of one of the most well known Finnish winter war victories. I highly recommend to visit this place which also has a really friendly customer service personnel.
Mirja Roti (2 years ago)
Must see place.
Patxo Sans (2 years ago)
Great battlesite and great museum.
Jaakko Jaatinen (2 years ago)
Nice and informative little museum. Make sure to watch the 15 minute video. The 'munkki' with a cup of coffee afterwords is super good. I had sugar all over my face afterwords. Do not miss the munkki. Extremely nice person on duty. She let us enjoy a second munkki after hours. Yes.
Benke Verhoef (2 years ago)
Very interesting museum about the winter war. What I liked most was that besides some general information about the winter war there was a lot of information and displays about very local things. It really shows on a personal level how the people of the small towns around here lived and fought for their country. The winter war monument outside is also a must see if you're in the area. Very impressive.
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