Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
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Experience the Virolahti Bunker Museum which exhibits the construction of the great Salpalinja defense line against Russia during the WW2 in the 1940’s. The museum, which was established in 1980, is also an authentic part of a defense station from the WW2! The museum's exhibition area includes an indoor exhibition, a short film about the construction of the Salpalinja defense line (duration 15 min, language versions available in English, Swedish, German, and Russian) and the fortification area located in the outdoor museum area: 3 illuminated reinforced concrete bunkers, a ball dugout, a wooden dugout, and a collection of different cannons. Cafe serves guests during the museum’s opening hours. This almost 1200 km long defense line starts from the Virolahti region, located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, and continues all the way to the Arctic Ocean! Information about the regular and exceptional opening hours is available on website. Open for groups year-round upon request.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mike
2 contributions
Aug 2022
The Bunker museum is really carefully made and it has a lot of interesting items to see inside and outdoors.

The place is suitable for anyone who is interested in military history and wonderful nature. The museum is also well suitable for families with children.

We especially liked the open-air museum and the hiking trails surrounding the area. There is also a fire place near by the museum for grilling.

After all there a lot of interesting historical sights and versatile nature to see and experience in Virolahti and the Kotka-Hamina area.
Written 14 January 2023
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Hi Mike, and thank you so much for your nice review. We are happy to hear you have had great time here in Virolahti and the Southeast part of Finland. Best regards, Bunker Museum Team
Written 16 January 2023
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Kattie_me
Helsinki, Finland53 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Very interesting place for biking or walking . There you can even rent one of the bunkers for the night (15 Euro). Nice equipped facilities . A lot of things that you can touch and feel the history. Very interesting with the guide .
Written 16 June 2019
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Wendy2
London, UK25 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Great submersion into real bunkers and trench lines ... if you have any interest in history and especially wwii don’t miss this .... the outside bankers are not easy if you have any difficulties with mobility ... but the coffee shop is fab
Written 13 August 2018
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