Radio and TV Museum
Radio and TV Museum
4.5
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland5,502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Radio and TV Museum Mastola (Radio- ja tv-museo Mastola) is quite interesting. It is situated on Radiomäki Hill. You learn much about broadcasting and military history there. Interesting items include a radio station at the front (1941-1944), Mobile phone Mobira Cityman 900 (Nokia CD60N Gorba, 1987), Mobile phone Salora SRP 25 S/CAA (1976-1981) etc.

I tell one of those interesting stories which I learnt in the museum: During the Continuation War in August 1941 strange explosions without any visible reason were heard in the occupied areas of Karelia. Finnish troops were sent to investigate the matter. Lieutenant Lauri Sutela found 600 kilograms of explosives under a bridge. Mines were sent to army headquarters in Mikkeli. There they discovered that the detonator was of previously unknown type. Those detonator boxes were sent to Helsinki for further investigation. It was noticed that those mines were radio controlled mines. It was also noticed that it was possible to disturb detonators by playing Finnish folk tune "Säkkijärven polkka". Furthermore they noticed that mines had been located throughout the Vyborg region. So Finns started to broadcast the upbeat folk song without any pauses in the Vyborg region in September 1941. People thought that the technician of the radio station had lost his mind. However, broadcasting this song on a certain frequency disturbed detonators. "Säkkijärven polkka" was aired until the spring 1942 when the radio mines were thought to have run out of battery power.

The outdoor area of the museum is very interesting, too. You see 150 meter high radio masts (built in 1927) there. You see also an old water tank area (built in 1909) which serves as a satellite antenna station now. You see also huge parabolic reflectors and you may even test them. Step in front of a mirror and speak gently or whisper toward the center of the parabolic mirror (facing the mirror). So your friend standing next to another mirror can hear you clearly.

You see also Johannes Ivakko's animal sculptures in the garden of the museum. Johannes Ivakko was a self-taught artist who was born in Karelia in 1914. He settled in Lahti after being evacuated due to the war. Nowadays his concrete sculptures are beautifully mossy.

It is free to visit this outdoor museum but you have to buy a ticket (or use Finnish Museum Card) if you want to visit the indoor museum. The free outdoor museum has the same opening hours as the indoor museum.

In summary I can say that there is something for everybody in Radio and TV Museum Mastola.
Written 16 June 2023
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Tuyazh
Eastern Finland, Finland124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Very cool small museum and the location is very nice. Lots of history and cool stuff to see. There are some interactive features too to make it more exciting. If you really want to delve into the museums collections, you could spend hours listening to old broadcasts and such.
Written 4 May 2023
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Mika H
Espoo, Finland34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibition. Outside, you can find the old radio broadcasting building, with some activities. Inside, you get an overview of this AM stations history and the history of Finnish Broadcasting, both radio and TV. There are plenty of activities you can do - listen to samples, make a phonecall old fashion way, and of course you can buy some souvenirs and small staff. I recommend the salt liqourice (which Finns love). You can buy coffee to go during your visit. Everything is kept well and clean and the staff is super friendly.
Written 3 October 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This museum is located on the Radio Hill area, at the bottom of the two 150 meter-high radio masts from 1927, which are the landmark of Lahti. The museum building is in an old radio station building from 1935.

The museum offers plenty of interactive exhibits for visitors to try out and experience. You can listen to old radio programmes and travel through different decades via old movie clips and TV programmes.

The staff was very keen to explain things.
Written 2 December 2018
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eijahelenalii
Lahti, Finland55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Nice place to hole family or friends. Relaxing nature to walk around the park and you can see Lahti from ”upstairs”. Interesting museum. Here you can make :
your own forecast:) with friends.
Written 2 April 2018
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Otsir
Helsinki, Finland88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
On floor is about technology how od radio shows were sent and another about history of finnsih tv and radio d´shows.
Written 23 July 2017
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Jakobstad
Jakobstad23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
A fairly niche, but interesting museum. Sadly a lot will only appeal to "broadcast nerds" or those with a tight connection to Finland. So much of the texts are only in Finnish that can be off-putting to many visitors. An interesting little museum in any case. Friendly staff. Some of the exhibits could be better displayed, better lit and less "jumbled" together and some of the interactivity exhibits are a little past their prime. However a good, well-meaning collection that hopefully can only improve.
Written 5 August 2014
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NinjaGuardian
Helsinki, Finland70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
This museum is located Radiomäki hill, and it's landmark is two HUGE radio towers, still on use this day mobile and other radio purpose, even it's not sending anymore any ordinary radio broadcast.

Area is REAL radio station, now 'archived' on museum use, outside has own treasure. Museum is filled old electronics. Place has also own Telecom corner, local phone company PHP = Päijät-Hämeen Puhelin, now working name DNA has given telecom switchboard on museum, one is even working. Also place has own TV-studio and radio effect studio where is possible record own show, currently CD / DVD disc.

Museum has own store what sells Lahti branded stuff, price range is low. Visa / MasterCard cards working fine on museum.
Written 20 July 2014
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  • Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00


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