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Epic Victory against enormous odds!

The Soviet's surprise attack in November 1939 aimed i.a. to quickly reach Oulu by the Baltic Sea... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
kattullus
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Stockholm, Sweden
Fragments of the battlefield

It´s a very interested place who are interested in the Finnish history. You can see some of the war... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
theialook
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Suomussalmi, Finland
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Raatteentie 2, Suomussalmi 89800, Finland
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

The Soviet's surprise attack in November 1939 aimed i.a. to quickly reach Oulu by the Baltic Sea, cutting Finland in two. They got no further than here - leaving two destroyed army divisons. Fine museum with interesting artefacts and also information, until rather recently suppressed,...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

It´s a very interested place who are interested in the Finnish history. You can see some of the war equipment and the clothes of the Finnish soldiers as well as of the Russian ones. There´s also a nice place to stay for a cup of...More

Thank theialook
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Thank leffex
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

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).

Thank iPubba
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Really breathtaking place to visit about winter war against soviet union. This is a must place to visit! Food is good and there is alot to see

Thank 506mattip
Reviewed 15 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank nobo
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A stopping memorial for those from USSR & Finland who perished here in winter 1939-40. Nice wartime museum surrounded by original battlegrounds.

Thank Andy63Merikarvia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

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

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