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A museum on the past and present of hunting in Finland

This relatively small, specialised museum is right next door to the better-known glass-museum - but... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2015
lmsk2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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Nice museum. A lot of things to see. Interesting stuff for kids and for adults also. I recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2020
Kobaleki
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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

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.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank kpter
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Suomen M, Public Relations Manager at Hunting Museum of Finland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

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.

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Sorry but this looks like it has had no investment for many years - not the most exciting place to visit

Date of experience: August 2013
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Suomen M, Public Relations Manager at Hunting Museum of Finland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

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.

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Reviewed 30 September 2012

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.

Date of experience: June 2012
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Date of experience: July 2020
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