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Military Museum

Maurinkatu 1, Helsinki 00171, Finland
+358 299 800
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The Military Museum in Helsinki is dedicated to preserving Finland’s wartime history. It is the largest military museum in Finland, boasting a collection of more than 200,000 items and artifacts, including decorations, arms, equipment and art. In addition, the Military Museum has more than 200,000 photographs and images. Founded in 1929, the museum is part of the National Defence University, and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good53%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
13 May 2017
“Very good little museum”
6 Oct 2016
“Excellent museum”
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Maurinkatu 1, Helsinki 00171, Finland
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+358 299 800
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Entry is €7 which also gets you into the submarine on the island. The museum is small and only a few exhibits but these are well presented and detail in english as well as Finnish. Star of the show as to be a quad bike...More

3  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Despite being a small museum it contains a wealth of information about the military history of Finland. This information was in chronological order which was extremely useful. The museum had a wide variety of weapons and military equipment from different eras. Definitely recommend if you...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Really interesting museum. So many things to see. There's even a typically war time cafe build inside the museum. You can have a traditional finnish delicacy "munkki" there.

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Good chronological displays, with boards that you can pull out to see additional information if you want. Interesting artifacts and displays, didn't go outside to look at the weapons there. Was a really good addition to our trip to Soumolinna Fortress.

1  Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

A lot of explanation on how the military force has been developed throughout the history (mainly from the 18th century to now). Wars determine very much on what forces and weapons the country develop, and the museum did the good job in telling me so....More

2  Thank sojourner_hk
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

If you like museums, you will like this one. Very interesting history and beautiful exhibits. Information was in Finnish, Swedish and English which was great. Decently priced but it was a little bit of a walk from downtown.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Visited late afternoon on New Year's Eve as we had a couple of hours to spare. Very interesting exhibits which have the feel of being put together with a lot of care - and all of which are well described in several languages, including English....More

Thank Sanglier1
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is a tasteful, balanced account of the role of war in Finland's history. Knowing how proud Finns are of their military history, I was perhaps expecting jingoism or at least self-congratulation, but I found none. The exhibits do recognize and honour the sacrifices made...More

Thank jjpPei
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

And worthy of recording Finland's tough history as neighbour of the Russian Bear. The opening hours, the 'unexciting' foyer, the formality of the staff are all typical of establishment-run institutions but looking beyond these aspects there is much to inspect and read in English in...More

1  Thank Stephen J
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Finland has unfortunately had more wars than most countries - not by its own choosing. The military museum is focusing to a great deal on the winter and continuation wars.

Thank Boharald
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