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Vankilamuseo

Kustaa III katu 8, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
+358 3 6212977
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Family visit in August 2017

Well worth the visit, less than one hour needed to see everything, interesting to see how the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Varaloba O
Surprisingly very interesting.

Old prison turned into the museum. You walk inside and you feel like you are in the movie. An... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
AnkaaaP
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“long time” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“prisoners” (2 reviews)
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Kustaa III katu 8, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
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+358 3 6212977
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well worth the visit, less than one hour needed to see everything, interesting to see how the prisoners lived, also very informative staff with excellent knowledge.

Thank Varaloba O
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Old prison turned into the museum. You walk inside and you feel like you are in the movie. An exhibition with a lot of interesting information.

Thank AnkaaaP
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Old prison converted to museum (and not so long time ago) tells its story both by the building itself and by the detailed and well-explained exhibitions set in the cells.

1  Thank EijaMaija
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

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

1  Thank Hanna H
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank KermitTheTraveller
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

1  Thank Liamola
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

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

Thank tapsa h
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

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

Thank saronic
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

It is a nice for a quick visit and interesting look inside a prison. You can see what a typical prison cell looks like and so on. Nothing really special, but worth a visit.

Thank ja55e
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you want to experience a prison in the earlier days in Finland, go and visit vankilamuseo. The place made me feel nauseous from head to toe. Hard to imagine without seeing.

Thank Soile L
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