Headquarters Museum
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Art
Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Solo
The headquarters museum is now a part of the House of the War and Peace. Perfect place for all the family. Especially recommended or even obligatory for the military- and history-oriented visitors. Museum has media plots, including virtual reality rooms. In some places, at least a basic knowledge of the Finnish language is required.
Written 16 August 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
Jul 2021
Headquarters Museum is now part of the Muisti Centre of War and Peace. On 4.6.2021, the birthday of Marshal Mannerheim, the new museum was opened. There are still some teething problems. On our visit, the air conditioning was working poorly and we had a sweaty quick visit. We didn't want to queue at several VR stations.

The headquarters were located in a primary school that was opened as a museum in 1974. On the first floor of the building is Mannerheim’s modest workspace, a former teachers’ room. Marshal's glasses are left on the chief's desk. The wall clock shows the time of Mannerheim's death. Upstairs is an operational department with maps.
Written 21 July 2021
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PieniSieni
Finland112 contributions
Jun 2021
This museum is nowadays a part of bigger museum called "Sodan ja rauhan keskus Muisti". You get them both by one ticket. This is a place to visit for everyone who´s at least a little bit interested Finnish history and wants to see and actually feel the horrors of war.
Written 18 June 2021
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Janet R
Lafayette, CO614 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
For WWII military fans, very interesting to see the 'war room' and offices of mannerheim in an old elementary school, which is where they were actually located.

Written 6 June 2018
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland898 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The museum is excellent for history buffs, lots of information about Finland in the WWII located in the actual wartime army headquarters.

The upstairs museum is a traditional history museum with some artefacts, plenty to read and with some audiovisuals, too.

The museum has two rooms that are authentic from the war.

First floor houses a new, modern exhibition on war and peace.
Written 28 August 2017
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Maari100
Helsinki, Finland3,025 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
During the Winter and so called Continuation Wars in 1939-40 and 1941-1944, the headquarters of the Finnish were located in Mikkeli. The Commander-in-Chief. Marshal Mannerheim, and his staff were accommodated in the Central Elementary School. Teachers' room was converted into an operations room. Worthwhile to visit - to Finns this is an important place. Marshall Mannerheim has also a home museum in Helsinki. There are lots of books written about Mannerheim.
This time there was also a art exhibition.
Written 30 April 2017
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pepics
Tampere, Finland736 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
It was good to brush-up the Finnish war-time history and how the headquarters was operated. There was quite a bit to read and see. Obviously more interesting to me than to my wife who got bored fast. It is good to reserve at least one hour to see and understand everything you experience there.
Written 26 March 2017
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Johan R
Malmö, Sweden311 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The museum offers a glimpse of the wwII life in Finland and some unique artefacts. The bad thing is that most of the interesting texts aren't translated and those that are, are placed in one place in each room instead of following the exhibition like the Finnish text.
Written 21 July 2016
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GlobeHope
Helsinki, Finland247 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
If you are interested in the war time history this museum gives a thorough insight of Finland's involvement in the second world war. Lots of information, material and videos. A little hard to concentrate with the overlapping noise from the rooms.
Written 20 July 2016
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JMKOO
Pori, Finland79 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This little museum tells interesting history of Finland.
Years of faith and commitment 1939 - 1945. History of World War II, what it ment for Finland.
Headquarters of our army located in this little town, Mikkeli, during the war.

Every Finn should visit here to understand our history better and really see, why we are independent country.
Thank you, all war veterans.

For foreigners, this is very interesting peace of history, too.

Definitely recommended !!
Written 19 June 2016
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