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“Fascinating museum - English translations of Finnish descriptions could be more complete”
13 May 2017
“Very good little museum”
The Military Museum in Helsinki is dedicated to preserving Finland’s wartime history.
It is the largest military museum in Finland, boasting a collection of more than 200,000 items and artifacts, including decorations, arms, equipment and art.
A smaller scale museum. Interesting permanent exhibition. At first only in Swedish and Finnish - English added later to most of the descriptions. Could more deeply explore the uncomfortable connection during WW II between Finland and Nazi Germany.
Entry is €7 which also gets you into the submarine on the island.
The museum is small and only a few exhibits but these are well presented and detail in english as well as Finnish.
Star of the show as to be a quad bike...More
Despite being a small museum it contains a wealth of information about the military history of Finland. This information was in chronological order which was extremely useful. The museum had a wide variety of weapons and military equipment from different eras. Definitely recommend if you...More
Good chronological displays, with boards that you can pull out to see additional information if you want.
Interesting artifacts and displays, didn't go outside to look at the weapons there.
Was a really good addition to our trip to Soumolinna Fortress.
A lot of explanation on how the military force has been developed throughout the history (mainly from the 18th century to now). Wars determine very much on what forces and weapons the country develop, and the museum did the good job in telling me so....More
If you like museums, you will like this one. Very interesting history and beautiful exhibits. Information was in Finnish, Swedish and English which was great. Decently priced but it was a little bit of a walk from downtown.
Visited late afternoon on New Year's Eve as we had a couple of hours to spare. Very interesting exhibits which have the feel of being put together with a lot of care - and all of which are well described in several languages, including English....More
This is a tasteful, balanced account of the role of war in Finland's history. Knowing how proud Finns are of their military history, I was perhaps expecting jingoism or at least self-congratulation, but I found none. The exhibits do recognize and honour the sacrifices made...More
And worthy of recording Finland's tough history as neighbour of the Russian Bear. The opening hours, the 'unexciting' foyer, the formality of the staff are all typical of establishment-run institutions but looking beyond these aspects there is much to inspect and read in English in...More