Hunting Museum of Finland

Hunting Museum of Finland, Riihimaki: Address, Phone Number, Hunting Museum of Finland Reviews: 4/5

Hunting Museum of Finland
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The Hunting Museum of Finland is the leading information center and service institution on its field in Finland. The mission of the museum is to collect, to study, to preserve, and to display Finnish hunting culture, past and present. The museum operations include a library and an archive serving researchers and public. Every year, the museum offers multiple exhibitions and events for local and national audiences. The permanent exhibition of the museum presents a general overview of the ten thousand year-old history of Finnish hunting - the period during which hunting developed from a means of earning one's living to a free time activity.
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Zekdo
Maribor, Slovenia19 contributions
Great story
Feb 2020
Nice museum. A lot of things to see. Interesting stuff for kids and for adults also. I recommend it. Everything about hunting. Today and in old days.
Written 2 March 2020
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Colin582
Melbourne264 contributions
Not My Thing but it is Part of Finnish Culture
Aug 2016 • Couples
We stumbled on this museum. With 6% of the Finnish population registered hunters, hunting is a part of their culture. There was an amazing number of animals and birds on display showing how many are killed each year. It is a pro-hunting museum so it is not something for people who are anti-hunting. It is not my thing but the guns and Finnish hunting displays were interesting as well as the explanations why certain animals need to be culled.
Jaakko Ojanperä's Trophy Collection of exotic animals was a bit much for me. Too many beautiful creatures killed for sport.
Written 28 August 2016
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Heli N
Riihimäki, Southern Finland, Finland27 contributions
Interesting things for ladies too
Jul 2015 • Friends
There was all kind of different interest`s for ladies too, how ever I`m not interested about hunting or guns aso
Written 26 April 2016
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland877 contributions
A museum on the past and present of hunting in Finland
Sep 2015
This relatively small, specialised museum is right next door to the better-known glass-museum - but certainly worth a visit.

The museum displays the history of hunting in Finland from the dawn of times to modern day. Plenty to see and experience, also children will find the museum interesting.

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Pieni mutta erittäin hyvin toteutettu erikoismuseo aivan Suomen lasimuseon naapurissa. Museo esittelee suomalaisen metsästyksen historiaa nykypäiviin asti. Paljon nähtävää ja koettavaa myös lapsille.
Written 21 September 2015
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Ukko_Halvorsen
Frederick, MD2 contributions
Great for the family
My young kids absolutely loved this museum! The interactions was great, and the staff was very helpful and informative. The kids loved the Reindeer/Moose type statues. :)
Written 28 May 2014
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PerttiHar
Riihimaki, Finland1,598 contributions
The Art of Hunting
Dec 2013 • Friends
The Hunting Museum of Finland has very good collection of hunting tools. If you are interested in the history and procedures of hunting in Finland, this might be the museum for you. The collections could be renewed every now and then. The best activities are variouse events which are arranged at museum. For instance "Bird nest building day" is very popular every year. Lot of young people are participating these events.
Written 4 December 2013
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Thank you for your feedback! We have started to renew our permanent exhibtions in 2011. The process will last until end of 2015. The first section of new permanent exhibition was opened February 2013. The next phase - the trophy collection - shall be opened in new hall in 23rd of January 2014. Welcome! P.S. The next bird nest day will be in spring 2015. We are giving a one year brake to all volunteers helping us in organizing the event. Our traditional Winter Fun Day will be in February 2014 as usual!
Written 9 December 2013
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kpter
Kennebunkport, ME334 contributions
not my favorite
Sep 2013 • Friends
For some people this museum might be of interest and there were a few exhibits that were OK but the biggest negative for me was the room of hunting trophies, from Africa and elsewhere around the world. I don't see the point in celebrating needless slaughter of animals.
Written 25 October 2013
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Thank you for your feed back! The trophy collection is rising the most contradictory reactions among our visitors. Our mission is to collect, to study, to preserve, and to display Finnish hunting culture, past and present. Lately, trophy hunting and traveling abroad for hunting have become a part of that culture. The collection is a great place to introduce local school classes and guided visitor groups to non-native animals and also principles of nature conservation (including hunting among other means) but also of the ethics of trophy hunting and hunting in general. We have to admit that for non-guided independent visitors the trophy collections won't open all these aspects in present shape. We are working on that and hope to apply more diverse approach when the collection shall be opened in new hall in January 2014.
Written 9 December 2013
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philcooperuk
london14 contributions
Not great
Aug 2013 • Friends
Sorry but this looks like it has had no investment for many years - not the most exciting place to visit
Written 24 August 2013
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Thank you for your feedback! Knowing the fact you brought up in your review, we have started renewing our permanent exhibtions in 2011. The first new section of the new permanent exhibition - 'Thrill of the Hunt' - was opened in February 2013. The section displays moose hunting and major changes in the Finnish hunting culture in last 100 years. Right now we are working on second phase - our trophy collection. It should be open in new hall in January 2014. Renewal process shall continue until 2015 with a new gun hall and a historical section displaying history of hunting in Finland from stone age to present.
Written 9 December 2013
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Uriah Y
Jerusalem, Israel348 contributions
To be fair I have to mention I am vegetarian
Jun 2012 • Couples
After you visited the Glass Museum which is next door, you can visit this museum at a reduced price.
The museum is very professional and has a huge variety of Taxidermies and hunting tools.
It is a monument of ruining the nature by the human specy.
I wouldn't take there young children unless you want them to be vegetarians.
To be fair I should mention that for the right people it is worth a visit.
Written 30 September 2012
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