We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mannerheim Museum

Kallionlinnantie 14, Helsinki 00140, Finland
358 0 9 635 443
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 150 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
7 visitor photos
Write a Review

90 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    64
    18
    7
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
bham
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent about 90 minutes with the most interesting guide taking us around the museum. Mannerheim was a fascinating character who was instrumental in making Finland the great country it is today

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Found this a very interesting place to visit. It has lovely scenery around it. The staff were informative and the guide answered many questions about this important Finnish man. It offered more social and personal history. Hardly anyone that we asked knew where it was, yet a local woman on the tour said Mannerheim was a very highly respected man... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visited on the basis of the reviews and found it to be as fascinating as others have found it. I was a bit concerned about the lack of published tour times but you can turn up at any time and they simply wait a few minutes and then set off. Our amiable guide who spoke impeccable English was very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is a fascinating museum and the life of this man is even more fascinating. The only tip I'd give is not to go last minute (after 15.00) as being in the last group we really felt rushed out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The museum gives a pretty good and honest picture of this superbly important personality in Finnish history. Showing both his strengths and weaknesses.

Was this review helpful? Yes
La Jolla
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Gustav Mannerheim was one of seven children. His mother died when he was 13. His father had previously abandoned the family. Young Gustav was placed in a military academy, but was soon expelled. He was later accepted at another military academy and ultimately graduated. He rose in the ranks of the Imperial Russian army. At one point, he was a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stavanger, Norway
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Mannerheim Museum is the former home of a man with high influence on Finnish history. What impressed us was the design and atmosphere of the rooms more than displays. The very best was the timeless working room or library. As we walked through the rooms we were given a great introduction to Finnish history. Thanks a lot to our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
34 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Check opening times - certain hours, weekends only. Well worth a visit to see where and how Mannerheim, President and Marshal of Finland lived. Apparently no detail of the interior was too small for him. This remarkable man served in the Czar's army for 30 years until the revolution. He was decorated by both sides in both World Wars. You... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Ottawa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are interested in Finnish history, specially regarding the independence, I highly recommend visiting the Mannerheim museum in Kaivopuisto. Please check visiting times and call ahead to make sure you fit in to one of their tours. The guides are excellent and tours are offered in various languages.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My 11 year old daughter who usually gets bored on the very principle of visting a museum, was enthralled from the minute she stepped through the entrance. The most amazing tale of a man's lifetime is supported by personal items and props that get more and more bizarre as you move through the rooms. Reading up on Mannerheim's life, e.g.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Mannerheim Museum also viewed

Helsinki, Southern Finland
Helsinki, Southern Finland
 
Helsinki, Southern Finland
 

Been to Mannerheim Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mannerheim Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing