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This museum gives you an informative picture of the Finnish Winter War 1939-1940. At first we saw a movie about the battle at the Raate Road and then the items from the war in the museum and at end we visited the imposing stone field...More
There is a lot of history to go with the fights between Finns and Russians that took place in these forests and lakes. Well build and curated exhibition to ensure we never forget (and hopefully learn from the past).
We learnt a lot about the Winter War and how terrible conditions must have been for both the local militia and the Ukrainian conscripts of the Red Army. The visitor centre was excellent and the lady who runs it was helpful and welcoming. There are...More
A fine small museum about one of the most important battles in Finnish history for independence. The exhibition is pretty small, but the items are beautifully presented and there is seeing from a child to an adult. There is at outside, a few armored tanks...More
Very good narrative of the events before, during, and after the Winter War, particularly in the Suomussalmi area. Documentary w/subtitles available in several languages. The staff will set you us for the right language. The monument outside is really special too. The cafe is nice,...More
This place has a very dark history. We visited in October 2016 and the museum was not open. However, we had read that there were walking tours around the monument, and we found 2 separate guided paths. However, the markings on trees were old and...More
We didn't pay to go into the Museums because we don't speak much Finnish and were told that most of the information was in Finnish. We really enjoyed driving by all the monuments and other war memorials all the way to Russian border (about 40...More