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The old country prison is well worth of visiting. It’s not experience like Alcaraz, but it’s intereating and you can see prison’s life in Finland in the old days and about 20 years ago, when it closed. Downside is, that prison museum is open only...More
The museum was closed for a long time and now that is was finally re-opened, we ventured a visit with 3 kids (11, 5 and 3). The museum was very interesting for us all: the kids loved exploring the building itself (including the basement and...More
Have been waiting to visit for a while now as the museum has been closed due to renovations. Apparently the renovations were due to a burst water pipe and flooding on lower floors. A lot of the exhibition items have been taken off site, and...More
Interesting and authentic museum but quite small though. You would learn various sides of the life inside a prison. It takes about 30-60 minutes to stroll around the place and read most of the information boards. You could spend more time too if you are...More
The prison Museum is currently closed for renovation. (I have been working on siten) However should it open again it is one of the most interesting museums in town. It shows the way prisoners have been treated since late 19th century till late 20th century....More
Next to Hämeenlinna's main attraction, the brick castle with a very rich history, can be seen a prison, active from 1871-1993. Everything in there doesn't feel too far removed from our days, so a visitor is most probably pretty touched by its atmosphere. All seems...More