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The exhibition "From autonomy to Atalanta - an exhibition on Finnish military history" on the Military Museum's Manege presents the history of Finland's defence forces and Finnish soldiers as well as wars involving Finland from the 17th century to...more
This museum is included on the Helsinki Card. The museum is like a large hangar full of World War 2 memorability and a history of the conflict in Finland. It was interesting to see some of the camouflage designed for the artic conditions.
We were on a bit of a tight schedule when visiting suomenlinna so couldn't give everywhere as much time as possible, saying that, this was probably where we spent most of the time.
Although a small museum there was plenty of Finnish military history to...More
Military Museum's Manege (Sotamuseon Maneesi) consists of two buildings in Suomenlinna Island Fortress. The exhibition tells about Finnish war history. If you are interested in military history, this may be "the must" sight for you. I didn't like it so much.
We were visiting Suomelinna and stopped in to this small military museum. What a gem! We spent quite a while here tracing the history of the military conflicts which Finland has faced. Don't skip the computer displays - they add so much to the history...More
Unless you have the Helsinki card or a major war buff I wouldn’t tell people it’s a must see. Nonetheless the museum has interests artefacts covering 20th with artillery and uniforms. 10-15 minutes and you’ll be done.
This a smallish museum on Suomenlinna island which depicts the struggles of a small country to remain independent throughout the last few hundred years of European history. I liked it as is was well set out, well explained and you could move through all the...More
Since its independence in 1917 Finland has struggle for 35 years against foreign enemies. The Military museum shows a little of all conflicts they were involved. There are several pieces of equipment in great condition, a British tank, cannons, a torpedo, etc. Kids and adults...More
ritubl64, Curator at Military Museum's Manege, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017
I'm not a huge military fan but am interested in history, especially when I visit a new place or a new country. The military museum provides a basic overview of the Finnish military involvements throughout history from the early eras to recent time (the world...More