Military Museums in Helsinki

Military Museums in Helsinki, Finland

Military Museums in Helsinki

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What travellers are saying

  • Shellbella19
    Wodonga, Australia106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow….. what a day out! This place was so much fun to walk around! Be sure to go off the blue line (major attractions) and explore further. We found so many tunnels that turned out to be an adventure.
    Very easy to get to with the ferry which is quick to get to the island (15 mins) and just explore for as long as you want.
    Take some snack with you as you could be there for a few hours.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Rory G
    Leamington Spa, UK8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great overview into Finnish military history. We were tight on time due to the ferry and wish we’d have another hour (1-2 hours is ideal) to truly take in both halls. Very well presented with a mix of written and visual pieces.
    Written 17 February 2023
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH3,040 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were lucky enough to be here on a day when admission was free, but I believe this is actually part of the Military Museum on the island.

    This is an older and smaller submarine than others we have seen. It held about 20 crew members and was used to patrol the Gulf of Finland from 1933 to 1944.

    Finnish history during World War II is complicated. The Soviet Union invaded it in 1940, but the Finns bravely held off for several months despite being vastly outnumbered. This submarine actually sunk a Soviet Merchant ship. It was retired as a result of a cease fire and post WWII politics, but then converted into this museum some time later.

    Entrance is easy through the side. The space inside is tight, but we walked through without difficulty. We thought that this visit was extremely worthwhile. We really came away with a feel for what conditions would have been like on board. Space was very tight even for a crew of about 20. They have photos of the crew practically covered in diesel fuel, which probably would have been the norm.

    Suomenlinna Island is full of natural beauty, attractive historic architecture, and unusual sights such as this submarine. You likely won't stay long here, but you'll gain an appreciation of what life must have been like in a submarine.
    Written 20 June 2023
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  • AriHelsinki
    Helsinki, Finland4,749 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very small bourgeoise home museum but it is an important part of finnish history and time of enlightenment. Authentic gustavian style interior, some artworks, furniture and interesting facts about living.
    Written 27 August 2019
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