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Pretty Wild Place

It is something to see and you can find allot of info in English, which is very helpful! The folks... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2019
gckhd55
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Albemarle, North Carolina
Family visit in August 2017

Well worth the visit, less than one hour needed to see everything, interesting to see how the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Varaloba O
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Hameenlinna, Finland
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

The Prison is authentic and exciting place to visit. This is a museum, but it has been an old prison and there is many things left there and that makes it really authentic.
It almost seems like the prisoners and the stuff just left. Offices and prison cells have been left intact.
There is also clothing and other things to see in the museum. In a guided tour you here exciting stories about the prison history and stories about the prisoners.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank visithame
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Reviewed 13 August 2019

This museum introduces the history of correctional treatment in Finland and the prison life in the past.

The museum is located in the former premises of the provincial prison next to the Hรคme Castle.

When it was built in 1871, it was the first prison in Finland with cells. The prison was used until 1993.

The place is in its original condition. The past lives on in the writings on the walls, the items, and the lived-in cells.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

It is something to see and you can find allot of info in English, which is very helpful! The folks working the place are fun as well!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gckhd55
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The old country prison is well worth of visiting. Itโ€™s not experience like Alcaraz, but itโ€™s intereating and you can see prisonโ€™s life in Finland in the old days and about 20 years ago, when it closed. Downside is, that prison museum is open only in summertime (may-august)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Skuuga13
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well worth the visit, less than one hour needed to see everything, interesting to see how the prisoners lived, also very informative staff with excellent knowledge.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Varaloba O
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