Museums in Hameenlinna

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Museums in Hameenlinna

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  • rtdood
    Manchester, UK111 contributions
    I visited on a quiet winter’s afternoon arriving about 2pm. The museum is quite large, being spread across 3 floors with a large outdoor area and indoor exhibit hall of artillery guns on display. I spent most of the remaining time here until closing, leaving just before 5pm. If you intend to see all of what's on offer, like I did, I wouldn't recommend arriving after 2pm during the winter season there wouldn't be enough time to read and see everything on offer.

    The museum itself is housed in a large building. Walk across the courtyard (parking) and you'll see the entrance - it's well signed. There is a small shop, together with café with cloakroom area with admissions/info desk. The lady who welcomed me in was pleasant and directed me in, explaining where I needed to go.

    The museum starts off explaining the development of the Finnish army, from late 1700s through to the near present day, focusing on signals, artillery, and engineer elements and how these changed across periods of time with technological advancements.

    The first hall focuses on the period up until the late 19th century, with the second moving into the first world war, interwar period, and winter wars of the 1940s before finishing with the cold war and present day on the third floor. There are lots of exhibits to look at in display cabinets and information boards as one goes round. Majority of text is available in English, with a few objects only having information in Finnish.

    The lighting is good within, and it is simple to follow round each segment of the exhibition. It’s all been well kept and is quite modern as a museum, although dont expect huge number of interactives for children or high technical graphical displays. I did see some colouring in books with some uniforms children could try on, on the top floor.

    There's lot of information to look over and I learnt a lot whilst taking my time. Very interesting if you have an interest in military history and development of the Finnish army. The outside area comprises of mostly 20th century, much of its cold war, artillery guns and vehicles like trucks and artillery carriages. I spent about 30 minutes looking around this part of the museum.

    I enjoyed my visit. It’s an easy walk from the main station in Hameenlinna - only about 30 minutes and half of that is through parks and alongside the riverbank. Quite pretty.
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • Lady Sanna
    96 contributions
    Intresting place to see. Almost got me 😂
    There could be more doors open the cells.
    It’s nice to be free...
    Written 8 August 2021
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  • Nannanen
    3 contributions
    A lovely little museum in a great location. You don't need a lot of time to visit, but I chose to stay a little longer and soak in the calm atmosphere. Sibelius's wonderful music in the background is a great touch, and the staff is incredibly helpful.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland29,113 contributions
    This wooden house was an upper-class residence from late 19th century. It presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family 100 years ago.

    There are many rooms for different purposes, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen.

    The museum can be visited only with a guided tour. They start every 30 minutes.

    We were the only ones on our tour and got an interesting 50-minute trip to the past.
    Written 14 August 2019
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  • Colin B
    Hameenlinna, Finland231 contributions
    Skogster Museum is a real gem in the heart of Hämeenlinna, I am surprised, that as a long standing resident of the town, that I have not visited earlier.

    My wife and I went on a Saturday afternoon, and it was not especially busy.

    The ground floor showed some history and exhibits from the town, together with an excellent wide screen film, lasting around 20 minutes, documenting the whole history of Hämeenlinna, normally I don’t have the patience to watch such films, but this was so well done, and interesting, I was disappointed when it ended, in addition, you can select the language you want to listen in.

    The upstairs exhibition was “swinging 60’s”, I understand that this changes annually, apart from a few permanent exhibits, once again this was so well laid out and presented, that it took time to take it all in, it was also helpful that there were staff availably, who could explain certain items, and were fluent in English.

    Certainly, Skogster Museum is somewhere that I will certainly return to.
    Written 8 January 2023
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  • AnttilaKarri
    Riihimaki, Finland58 contributions
    Hämeenlinna Art Museum has always well established exhibitions with reasonable amount of works for about 1 hour visit. Certainly a must visit in Hämeenlinna.
    Written 10 September 2019
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  • CrossroadsObserver
    Hämeenlinna, Finland111 contributions
    Sibelius Center is a nice combination which collects all the information of Sibelius under one roof. There is also lots of Finnish design in the same room, while it is located within Wetterhoff handicrafts building. And if you are planning to buy any Finnish design or Sibelius souveniers, this is THE Place for you.
    Written 10 October 2014
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