The Parola Armour Museum

The Parola Armour Museum

The Parola Armour Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00

4.5
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sarah19241927
Glasgow, UK164 contributions
Jun 2017
My partner is very much into tanks so he very much enjoyed himself. Spent quite a few hours here. Plenty to see. Nice cafe for a bite to eat and drink. Also purchased a few items for the gift shop.
Written 3 October 2017
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LaThuile
Espoo, Finland202 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Really big and spectacular tank museum. There are probably about 100 tanks in the museum, some of which are in the outdoor area. There is also one special tank (T-26 from year 1933) in the museum, the only surviving tank of that type in the world. A couple of hours in the museum goes so fast because there is so much to see.

There is also one armored train in museum.

The children especially liked the tanks where they could climb on or go inside.

There is also a café with fantastic jelly donut on sale.
Written 5 August 2017
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Familyof4_2Boys2014
Calgary, Canada208 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
An easy 1 Hour trip from Ylojari (Tampere) as traffic was good. Our boys (10 & 12) were immediately engaged in all the museum had to offer. Every item in the collection had translations in English, Swedish and Russian. There were two vehicles boys could go into and one tank to climb on. The outdoor exhibits were also well done and walking the length of the armoured train was something else to see. Overall a great 90 minute to 2 hour stop when in the area. Pair it with the church at Holy Cross Church in Hattula for a good afternoon. If IItala is open that could make a day in the area.
Written 7 July 2017
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VikingOlaf
Tampere, Finland87 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
A paradise for those who like armory and the smell of old gunnery. Very interesting, extensive and rare exhibition. So many armoured equipment, that one will forget the time, when exploring the devices, texts and pictures. The museum gives a creditable view of the Finnish armoured forces during the WW2 and present. Most of the equipment is well renovated and the younger ones just like they were during their service. Excellent work from the museum!

It is sad that their fine equipment have to suffer from lack of space! The first hall is excellent, but the second hall maybe too small for the giants. I don´t understand how they got all these tanks and stuff in such a small room! Outside there are also more tanks, armoury tested turrets and interesting vehicles, like an armored train with bullet dents in their covers from WW2. Also the anti-tank defence hall is well arranged!

Special thanks to the staff for letting us visit the museum just after closing time. Our mistake for not checking the autumn opening times. Great service!!
Written 24 October 2016
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,523 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
If you wish to see tanks and more tanks visit Parola Tank Museum. There is two indoor areas and an outdoor area. Some of the tanks are in really good shape and some not so much. I think it's still an interesting museum to visit. The fee is 7,50 eur. There is also a small gift shop
Written 31 July 2016
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,640 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
OK, I am biased, because back in the days I was in the Army in Parolannummi, which is about 2km from Tank Museum. So this place is important part of my history, bit also important part of Finnish history. Many of the tanks outside are not in the best shape, but you have to remember that many of those are 40-80 years old. Entrance fee is 7.50€ and inside they have Café also. Inside you have lots more to see and also some special exhibitions. So well worth of money, if you are interested of history and especially WWII
Written 29 July 2016
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MadRicho
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
I last visited the museum in 1978. It has moved and it has improved. Well worth making the effort to visit the museum. If you can also visit the near by Artillery Museum then make a day of it. Lots of interesting exhibits which are well displayed. Of course museums could always be better but they have done a fantastic job with what they have got. Good display and helpful staff.
Written 2 July 2016
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Adolf H
Helsinki, Finland116 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Museum fee is 7,5 euro. But most outside tanks are not good shape at all. Tanks which are inside are almost side by side, so you can't take decent photos. Also it's weird that museum crew said 3 time that remember that you can't ever use your photos anywhere. I was like what the he**. Yeah it mean that you are not allowed put your own tank museum photos to your facebook page, or instagram etc. Only can keep your own pc or phone files and watch by self. That's sick!
So people who decide to go visit Parola tank museum, remember that if you take photos you can't publish them nowhere...
Area is small, so I would say it take 30-45 min to check everything. Most interesting thing is armored train (which is also bad shape).
Written 13 June 2016
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Pekka L
Espoo, Finland4 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Excellent old and new tanks inventory. This is museum, where I can see old Russian T-34 tank and also new Russian T-72 tank ( Similar like in Syria now ).
Written 8 June 2016
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Saag77
Narva-Joesuu, Estonia20 contributions
Jul 2015
As a former officer and a tank lover I was extremely surprised to find such a great collection of rare tanks in Finland. Most of the tanks are pre-war built, so it is extremely to find them in these days. The majority of military vehicles are Soviet and German production lines with a few "hand made" Finnish tanks, which were successful enough also.
Written 21 March 2016
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