Communications Centre Lokki

Communications Centre Lokki, Mikkeli: Hours, Address, Communications Centre Lokki Reviews: 4.5/5

Communications Centre Lokki

Communications Centre Lokki
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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The communication centre of the Finnish army's headquarters, which was located in Mikkeli, was known by the code name, Lokki, which means "seagull" in Finnish. During the Continuation War of 1941-1944, the Lokki Communication Centre was based in a cave blasted into the side of Naisvuori hill. It handled the headquarters' telephone and telex traffic. The adjacent cave housed the regional air surveillance centre, the signalling station for the German link-up garrison and the sleeping quarters for the communication centre's staff. In addition, the cave contained working premises for Commander-in-Chief Mannerheim and his immediate subordinates. In the early 1990s, the Lokki Communication Centre's premises were skillfully restored to their appearance during the Continuation War.
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500Ramblers
Mikkeli, Finland133 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This museum is apiece of WW2 history. The idea of restoring the military communication centre in the middle of the city and near the headquarters is very special. It was totally ruined, but now restored in its original condition. The guide new everything of the history of telecommunication during the WW2. The ancient apparatus, some of them very rare ones are restored and the history becomes almost alive. The ladies and gentlemen who worked in these conditions during the war must be appreciated.
Written 13 May 2019
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Elyssebeth
Sydney, Australia52 contributions
Oct 2017 • Business
For a long time after the end (1945)of the war called here 'the continuation war' this vital communications site was left neglected and fell into decay. More recently it has been restored and is available for visits in the summer months. It shows how Finland mangled to keep all its military units in touch and what can be done when 'sisu' (whatever it takes) is put into action. An amazing walk back in time wiht excellent restoration work giving a real sense of the working conditions and importance of this small site for the present healthy state of Finnish economy and world status.
Written 22 April 2018
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland897 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The Viestikeskus Lokki is carved inside a rock. The museum displays the daily activities of the wartime communications centre that served the military headquarters.

A small but an interesting specialty museum. A nice addition to visiting the Headquarters museum accross the street.
Written 29 August 2017
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pertti50@hotmail.com
Finland44 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
This telephone and telex communication centre was dug in the rock during the Winter War 1939-40 and was in use during so called Continuation War 1941-44. All the telephonelines from the warfronts were connected to this centre and also to the of The Central Elementary School in vicinity where the Head Quarters worked. The pupils had been evacuated to other schools meanwhile.
Written 9 February 2016
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JKO2015
Oulu, Finland64 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
I visited here with my wife. We were both happy with this small museum. I strongly recommend this museum, visit wont take much time. The exhibition rooms are small, but you can see many war time radio and telecommunications devices. Also the location inside a small rocky mountain is interesting.
Written 17 July 2015
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chippy73
Turku, Finland111 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
We got the ticket along with admission to the Mannerheim HQ museum for an extra euro. Well worth it as it was a hot day and it was nice and cool in the commcen built inside the hill. Well maintained with a lot of original comms equipment - as an ex comms soldier i found it very interesting..
Written 22 July 2014
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PerttiHar
Riihimaki, Finland1,600 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
This was the most important CC of the Finnish army during the WW II. It is situated inside a mountain Naisvuori in the vicinity of the HQ of the Army.
This museum is well maintained and absolutely worth visiting.
Written 4 June 2014
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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