Sotamuseon Maneesissa. Kuva Anna Huovinen.

Military Museum exhibits Finnish military history

The Military Museum collects objects and images on Finland's wars and weapons as well as on its defence forces. The Military Museum's exhibitions span from wars fought centuries ago to modern-day crisis management.

Information on the Services of the Military Museum of Finland in 2018

The Military Museum is building a new exhibition and transferring its collections in Helsinki to a collection centre in Vantaa, which significantly restricts the services of the museum in 2018. Customers are kindly asked to note the following:

  • The Military Museum does not currently have any open exhibitions. The next exhibition open to the public will opened in Suomenlinna on 9 May 2018 at 11.00. Further information: Exhibition Manager Lauri Haavisto,
  • The Military Museum's photograph archive services are closed during 2018. Further information: Head of the Defence Forces' Photograph Archive Johanna Palokangas,
  • The collection services (loans/information service/ item research, photography etc.) are closed and will next be opened in 2019 in a time that will be announced later. Further information: Collections Manager Anssi Saari,

Director of the Military Museum
Harri Huusko


  • The online wartime photograph service is operating normally though the Photograph Archive is closed.
  • Make a virtual tour in the Submarine Vesikko (in Finnish)