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Finnish Defence Forces – 100 Years at War and Peace

Sotamuseon Maneesi ulkoa

In the exhibition Finnish Defence Forces – 100 Years at War and Peace you can familiarise yourself with the history of the Finnish Defence Forces.

Military Museum requires a valid COVID-19 passport of museum visitors over the age of 16. More information:  Regional State Administrative Agency.

The exhibition is divided into two parts. Exhibition in the Military Museum´s Manege tells about the four wars Finland has fought during it´s independce: the Civil War in 1918, the Winter War in 1939–1940, the Continuation War in 1941–1944 and the Lapland War in 1944–1945.

The exhibition continues in the adjacent Artillery Manege, telling the story of the Finnish Defence Forces in the post-war period up to the present day.

Military life in Finland and elsewhere

In the exhibition Military life in Finland and elsewhere in the Artillery Manege, you get to see what it is like to be a soldier, both during wartime and peacetime. You will also get to try some things that are a part of a soldier’s life, and to think if you could meet the requirements set for a soldier, both mentally and physically.

Opening Hours

Open Wednesday-Monday 11:00–16:30
(last admission at 16:00), on Tuesdays closed.
Closed 23-26 December 2021 and 1 January 2022
Suomenlinna C 77 and C 81, Helsinki
Phone +358 299 530261

Virtual exhibition (War time) (Post-war time)