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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
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Kustaa III katu 8, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old country prison is well worth of visiting. It’s not experience like Alcaraz, but it’s intereating and you can see prison’s life in Finland in the old days and about 20 years ago, when it closed. Downside is, that prison museum is open only...More

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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
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
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
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 HannaH1538
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
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
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
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
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.

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