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Extensive war museum

This museum is located next to Häme Castle. It has well-organized exhibitions from every war... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mikael F
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Vantaa, Finland
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A really cool museum! Extensive exhibition, interesting layout and an impressive outdoor section... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Elle_Ventrouge
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located next to Häme Castle. It has well-organized exhibitions from every war where Finland has been involved. The explanations are very detailed and with different languages. This museum can be quite exhausting for people who are not so keen on wars.

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I loved going here, but i think it's a bit unfocused. It has so much information, its only interestinh for finnish history buffs. It would be nice to have a more general story line for foreigners.

Thank Keureh
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

A really cool museum! Extensive exhibition, interesting layout and an impressive outdoor section. You will see a lot of Soviet Union arms and an amazing collection of Wehrmacht decorations. A rare thing! You will not see a lot in Russia or the US.

2  Thank Elle_Ventrouge
Reviewed March 8, 2018

A wonderful museum depicting the history of Finland through its army, mostly artillery. Very well presented and engaging. Would be interesting also for those who are not familiar with Finnish history, but best to have at least a basic knowledge to fully enjoy. Excellent collection...More

4  Thank Catherine L
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Too much to see and read so you might be a bit overwhelmed especially when you are not a fan of militarism. My two teenagers did not liked it. In their opinion the Prison Museum nearby was much more interesting.

Thank AnkaaaP
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

This museum is spread over three floors and gives a history of the Finnish military (mainly the communications and engineering personnel) up till nearly current day. It covers the establishment of Finland in 1917 and through the difficult Second World War where both Germany and...More

6  Thank Playfairest
Reviewed May 10, 2017

The bulk of the museum details Finnish military history in exhaustive detail. English is used, but I just did not need this level of detail. The exhibits themselves are standard military museum fare, but it was cool seeing the uniform of a 7 foot conscript....More

2  Thank Frazier S
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This place holds an extensive display of war related articles. guns small and big and what not. After all it is a war museum. It houses some well preserved war equipment. Visiting this place and reading all the documentation made me feel I am taking...More

6  Thank rachaelruth7
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The museum shows a pretty good collection of artifacts used in war in various moments of history, its good for those who like this stuff.

8  Thank Carlos Frajuca Z
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Ther was all necessary to see about artillery, signals and military engineering. This is to say from Finnish point of view. The combination of three army branches mixed in the same exhibition is same time a blessing and a curse. Diversion and interconnection versus focusing...More

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