National Police Museum
National Police Museum
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The permanent exhibition provides an comprehensive overview of the history of Finland's police force. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Museum hosts 1 - 2 special exhibitions each year on different aspects of police work.
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MJ_Aspen
Valkeakoski, Finland4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The museum was quite compact, but filled with interesting items and stories about history of Finnish police. I visited with an 8-year old who felt most of the contents were too boring and the children's play area for smaller children. So not a match for him. I enjoyed the museum more myself.

The museum has two real police cars inside and you can go sit inside one of them. This was the highlight of the visit for my son too.

Overall the museum is not very big, but as it's free I think it's well worth visiting. It's easy to take the tram from central Tampere to Hervanta and walk a few hundred meters to the museum.
Written 17 July 2023
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Tuyazh
Eastern Finland, Finland124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
There is lots to see and it's very intuitively designed as you first walk in. Very easy to see everything systematically. I would recommend going right when they open, as i hear it get crowded since its a free museum. We were there immediately when they opened and in the first hour there were already kids and people more than one would hope. This is also a very popular spot for families with children so if you want to avoid crowds of kids, try to go early.
Written 4 May 2023
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Katja S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Small, impressive and infomational museum. Especially exebition about fake art was very well done. Suitable also for family with small kinds.
Written 20 May 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This museum is located in Hervanta, in the same premises as the Police University College. The museum is easily accessed from the city center with the new tram (line 3).

The museum offers information about the Finnish police services throughout the time.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum features changing special exhibitions. On our visit, it was 'The colored truth – Art crime in Finland'.

The entrance is free. The museum is suitable for all ages.
Written 26 October 2021
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vasavapr
Lappeenranta, Finland715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We visited this museum on lazy Saturday afternoon during our trip to Tampere. The museum is about history of police in Finland. Collection included weapons, uniforms, handcuffs, defense devices, forensic investigation devices etc. We found the forensic investigation section very interesting.

There are a whole lot of details in Finnish which made it bit tricky to understand the exhibits. Very interesting and informative museum none-the-less. It's worth the bus ride as the entrance is free. There is something for all age groups so very suitable for families with children of all ages.
Written 27 December 2017
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland905 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
For those interested in history, the museum walks you through the Finnish police and justice system from past to present. Not all the information is in English, though.

Some exhibitions are interactive and kids will have things to explore and try out themselves.

Entrance is free - but it is quite far from the city centre, if you don't have business to Hervanta district otherwise.
Written 20 February 2017
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Angie G
Surrey, Canada25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We visited the museum with a group. The displays were very interesting and showed the police force from early days until the present.
Written 6 September 2016
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Meghan C
Hamden, CT4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Not everything was translated into English, but it was a fairly interesting experience, and free! Overall I enjoyed it.
Written 22 August 2016
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Nikoll M
Bratislava, Slovakia98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
An ok museum. Nothing too special tho. Go only if you're into Police's history etc..but it sure has a potential
Written 26 July 2016
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KatrinJ_est
Tallinn, Estonia227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Take time for this museum. Its interactive and also very interesting. For kids there is playground and they can dress like police officers.
Written 25 July 2016
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