Mannerheim Museum
Mannerheim Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Krisse
Helsinki, Finland34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
An old mansion in a prestigious old part of Helsinki filled with a collection of paraphernalia from accross the globe (asian antiques & arts, hunting trophés, and yes, a tiger as a rug), this home of a military leader and 6th president of Finland is fascinating and atmospheric to walk through. The history behind his collections is expertly and engagingly narrated by the fantastic tour guides always showing you around the house when you go there, a truly devoted staff. Highly recommended!
Written January 5, 2020
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Hugh
South Ozone Park, NY1,270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
You’ll get a good introduction to 20 th century Finnish history in the house of its first president. His life spans the time of czarist Russia up through WW I & Ii. The museum is his home right in the middle of the posh embassy neighborhood. Have a delightful stroll after through the neighborhood and to the park down ro the sea
Written July 9, 2023
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,892 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Really interesting to visit the home of the only Marshall of Finland. Lots of his personal items in display but his life was even more interesting. Worth stopping by
Written July 22, 2019
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OccasionalTraveler65
Dearborn, Michigan110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A superbly interesting museum; tours are guided and include a look at the rolltop desk, tiger skins, photographs from and a map of his trip across Asia, and much much more! Before the tour, you will put blue plastic booties over your shoes (with good reason, the floors of this museum [actually a historic house] are irreplaceable). The guide was very polite to guide us in English, since the other 4 in my group happened to be Finns and I was the only one who knew no Finnish at all. The museum is easily reachable by tram. As I recall, this museum is open only 3 days a week (Friday-Sunday).
Written June 25, 2007
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Dr Mike S
Eastern Finland, Finland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
If it's raining GO HERE it's indoors ! This takes an hour or so and in that time you will see the history of Finland & its independence from Russia in a nutshell. If you're interested in medals ... Mannerhaim had almost everything, if you like firearms, you'll drool @ his gun cabinets, if you like books, look in his study ! TAKE THE TOUR ... You will learn things about European history 1915-1950 that will blow your mind !
Written November 25, 2013
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Joana R
Lisbon, Portugal10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
First of all, Finnish people are THE NICEST people I have ever met. They are very polite and enthusiastic. We arrived at the museum only 20 minutes before it was closing time but we were received like it was 10 am. It is free with the Helsinki card. You have a guide that guides you through the museum and tells you everything you have to know about Mannerheim. The museum is basically the house of Mannerheim but you get a really nice sight of his life with what the guide tells you. In the end you get a CD with information about him. Worth a visit because the guides are passionate about what they do and you can feel it and share the passion they have for Mannerheim.
Written October 22, 2013
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norguy
Southern Norway, Norway496 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This museum has very limited opening hours.
Visited Helsingfors last year, but did not stay for a weekend, so no chance to see this museum.
This year my visit included a weekend, so at last I would be able to pay this museum a visit. I think the history about Mannerheim is very interesting!
So I learned that the weekend I was to visit was the Midsummer weekend. Many places closed. Checked the webpage for this museum several times before my visit, and could not find any information about closing during Midsummer.
And I was happy! At last I would be able to see this house, and learn more about Gustaf Mannerheim.
And so disappointed when I arrived on Saturday 22.of June with a note on the door: Closed Midsummer weekend. This is just not possible!!
Your museum closed for almost 14 days! You do not really want visitors, do you?
And the information on your webpage, when did you update it regarding midsummer? Not a few weeks before midsummer when I did my research.
You have to do better, because Mannerheim deserves a much better run museum than this.
Visited Ekudden, the Kekkonen museum. Open Midsummer weekend, and five days a week. They surely know how to run a museum.
Written June 28, 2019
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john23
New York, New York188 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I was looking forward to this second visit to the museum. Physically, it's the same, interesting place. And it's still devoted to the life of one of the most interesting leaders of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, either the museum or just the individual guide has shifted towards a misleading, nationalistic stance. During WW2, Finland allied itself with Germany. This decision was supposedly based on the country's desire to remain independent of its former ruler Russia (then the USSR). When I had the museum tour a few years back, the guide referenced this "controversial" decision. This time, it was not only completely swept under the rug, but the guide actually said that Finland's alliance with Hitler was "completely natural." He went on to mention that certain Finnish military decorations that incorporated Swastikas in them had been removed. This "guide" claimed that these Swastikas were a traditional part of Finnish military decorations and had nothing to do with Nazi Germany.

I've read all about Mannerheim and his fascinating life and some of the great, good deeds he did. There is no need for some nationalists to white wash the past, however. They ruined the tour for me.
Written August 30, 2016
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seti55
Helsinki, Finland32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Mannerheim Museum is located on top of a hill in a prestigious residential area next to the Kaivopuisto park in Helsinki. The area has spectacular views of the sea and the islands off Helsinki. The building was the home of Mannerheim from 1924 to 1951. With the exception of a few rooms that have been converted for exhibition purposes, his home has been preserved in its original state.

The museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 16. Top museum can be reached by tram numbers 2 and 3
Written May 19, 2015
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Alla I
Kyiv, Ukraine13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
I loved the museum. I didn't expect it to be so interesting. The ticket included a guided tour. I do not remember the guide's name, unfortunately, but the English-speaking girl was very very nice and very knowledgeable.
Written September 13, 2013
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