Finnish Air Force Museum

Finnish Air Force Museum, Jyväskylä: Hours, Address, Finnish Air Force Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Finnish Air Force Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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Finnish Air Force Museum shows Finnish aviation history from its beginning, 1918 to the present days. The Main exhibition consists of aircraft, engines and aircrew equipment which has been used by the Finnish Air Force. The equipment of Air Force Signals Museum has its own section. A large collection of scale models gives a wider perspective to the whole field of aviation.
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1-2 hours
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jc019
233 contributions
Dec 2021
The museum overall is nicely setup with signage being mostly in English and Finnish. The museum has a nice collection of aircraft from the start of the Finnish Air Force, to the more recent era.

It was nice to see a wide array of aircraft in Finnish colors, especially the world's only Brewster Buffalo and a Hawker Hurricane. I think that the overall pricing of the museum is reasonable for what you get, and I love the fact that they have balconies that allow you to overlook most of the aircraft. The one major downside to the museum is the terrible indoor lighting that casts a nasty orange tint on everything inside.
Written 10 January 2022
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Colin B
Hameenlinna, Finland213 contributions
Jul 2021
It was our intention to visit this museum for a while now, so we decided to drive from Hämeenlinna to Jyväskylä, stay overnight and visit the museum.

Although not large, it is extremely well designed and layed out, covering all aspects of aviation from the early days, those early aviators were real heroes, especially when you look at what they worked with, virtually an engine joined with wood and rope!

This really is an exhibition that anyone interested in aviation should not miss, I have been to the Royal Air Force museums in the UK, which are much bigger, but this exhibition is a gem on its own.

Would't it be wonderful if the Aviation Museum in Helsinki could be combined with this in Jyväskylä, it would be wonderful!
Written 1 August 2021
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Alberto112233
Espoo, Finland92 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Really happy! Staff and the owner present and interested in visitors and clients! I will definitely come back there:) good oven.
Written 14 July 2021
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Ann
Malmö, Sweden3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Definetly a big surprise. Important and interesting part of history. Large variation of aircrafts that has been used at war. You can sense the feeling of being a pilot with being able to sit in few of the planes. Carefully thought and educating details all around.
Written 7 May 2021
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fin_masdin
Helsinki, Finland53 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The museum provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Finnish Air Force. For those interested in Finnish history in general, we recommend a visit to this museum.

Thus, during the Korona period, we were allowed to tour the exhibition area in our own peace.
Written 7 April 2021
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kjraiha
Tampere, Finland476 contributions
Jul 2019
This was a surprise. We were driving from Jyväskylä to Raahe, and this was the only place of interest open on a Sunday on our way. So didn't expect much, that's why I was so pleasently surprised. Well laid out museum, lots of real airplanes starting from the early years but concentrating on the era of the second world war. Some cockpits, including a MiG, available to get a real hands on feeling of how it felt.

Impressive radar equipment and some airplanes on display outside the actual museum as well.
Written 7 August 2019
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eevamannila
Jyväskylä, Finland3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We grandparents were with three grandchildren from five to ten years. We had been planning a quick visit but the children were so interested that we did stay more than one hour. At once we arrived, there were air planes to see and inside the great hall it was so much history to see. Even I, grandmother, who was there to see after children, was suprised and interested.
Written 5 June 2019
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Derek R
Dundee160 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
A well laid out museum with some good angles for photography. Some exhibits were away to the local airshow ( which we visited the following day). Great wee cafe as well with some nice stuff to eat.
Written 26 August 2018
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Wolverine1970
Jyväskylä, Finland30 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Outside many interesting air planes. Mig's and Draken. Inside there is lot of things to see. Interesting place for childs also. You can also check how 'big' is Mig-21 cockpit. Many switches available. There is still Lauri Pekuri's Brewster BW-372 on loan from US Naval Air Museum from Pensacola. Interesting story behind it.
Written 7 August 2018
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Laurent H
Beringen, Belgium66 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I visited the museum during the month of June 2018. The museum covers the history of the Finnish Air Force that was founded in 1918. The aircraft on display cover very well this period and contains many unique pieces. My personal favorite was the Brewster Buffalo, which is the only complete aircraft worldwide.
Written 26 July 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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