Suomenlinna Museum

Suomenlinna Museum, Helsinki: Hours, Address, Suomenlinna Museum Reviews: 4/5

Suomenlinna Museum
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10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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B T
London, UK705 contributions
Not that great
May 2021
The museum was OK, it is not that big and considering the history of the fortress has hardly any stuff in it. It was also poorly organised, the things they did have didn't seem to be ordered in any chronology. The woman on the desk took my money for an admission ticket first, and then told me straight after that the movie part was reserved for a private function. Entrance fee also seemed slightly overpriced for what you got.
Written May 30, 2021
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Katriina U
5 contributions
Disappointment
Jul 2020
The exhibition itself was nice. However, were very disappointed to find out that the movie that we had been very much looking forward to, was presented only in Finnish!

Sadly watching the movie is going to be useless for most of the tourists. I strongly recommend the museum to make the effort to add at least English subtitles, thank you!
Written July 29, 2020
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland18,507 contributions
All about the history of the fortress
Jul 2020
This interesting museum is the main museum of the fortress. The permanent exhibition showcases the history of the fortress, spanning more than 260 years.

The exhibition features utensils, tools, weapons, and ammunition that have been found in the excavations and attics around the fortress area.
Written July 28, 2020
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Soonjin P
113 contributions
Great for history buffs
Oct 2019 • Solo
Not really big but great overview of the island and it's sea fortress. The short movie is worth watching. Especially interesting to learn more regional military history.
Written October 13, 2019
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Liisa and Dave B
Adelaide, Australia2,216 contributions
Fascinating experience
Aug 2019 • Couples
Awesome experience looking through this gem of a war museum! I was fascinated with all the information which there was plenty of and I was mesmerised by the life like statues. Looking at all the old memorabilia from the war time gave me a sense of how intense it was during that time.
Written September 4, 2019
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JohnGalt2
Oxnard, CA743 contributions
A World Away From City
May 2019
We arrived in Helsinki by cruise ship. When planning for our arrival, we decided that little of the downtown area was of interest to us other than the farmer’s market. We also looked into taking an excursion to Porvoo but this seemed to be too much time on the road or rail. Instead we discovered the nearby island cluster of Souvelina that was perfect for what we wanted to do. We were able to stroll off of the ferry and view a church at the top of the hill. Then we headed for a small café adjacent to the toy museum for hot beverages and delicious cinnamon rolls. After this we walked over to the bridge near the museum and watched school groups and docents in period costume. Nearby was a museum with a movie explaining the history of the islands. This was a very pleasant excursion just far enough away from the city.
Written August 28, 2019
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ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,591 contributions
Reasonably interesting
May 2019 • Family
Sat through most of the 25 min video presentation (which was really a bit long), which gave a good introduction to the history of the fortress and its inhabitants. The displays were also of some interest. It was a chilly morning and this was the first museum to open - we had hot drinks and snacks in the small cafe. There was a small gift shops which was also worth a look.
Written July 3, 2019
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland887 contributions
A bit disappointing
Jun 2019 • Couples
A little bit disappointing. Knowing Suomenlinna has a very interesting history I think it could be communicated better.

What was really interesting for a Finn was that they have an exhibition this summer celebrating the famous graphic designer Erik Bruun's 70 year long career with a selection of his best works, great.

One thing that struck me was that it was very dark in the main exhibition, in places it was even hard to see the objects.
Written June 17, 2019
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borrum
London, UK781 contributions
Fascinating story well communicated.
Jun 2019 • Friends
Positioned within the Suomenlinna Centre, this is the main one of six museums located in these isles. The 25 minute video presentation explains the history of the fortress through turbulent times, as Finland operated under Swedish then Russian control before finally winning independence.

Elsewhere, touchscreens, clothing, and other artefacts elucidate the historic context. A large model illustrates the development of the fortress over the centuries.
Written June 10, 2019
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Exquemelin
Copenhagen, Denmark33 contributions
Good intro to Finlands history
Oct 2018 • Family
Short and not to in depth walkthrough of the areas history within the last centuries. The area can be covered on foot in a matter of a few hours. Restaurants, cafees and small shops in the area makes it a nice little break from the city life in town. The museum is quite spartan in artefacts but manages to give a brief intro anyway.
Written April 14, 2019
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