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Item Collections

The vast majority of the Military Museum's collections date from the time after Finland became independent in 1917.

The museum's collections include weapons and other military technology, uniforms and other equipment, accommodation equipment, decorations and other medals, standards, memorabilia, war-themed art, soldiers' handiwork, scale models and written material.

The collections also include warships, military aeroplanes, and military vehicles and equipment. These, as well as the smaller items, are on display in various museums that feature military history.

The Military Museum acquires artefacts from the Finnish Defence Forces and other government organisations as well as in the form of donations from private citizen and associations. Some of the artefacts have been bought by the museum.

Collections Services

The Colletions Unit of the Military Museum is located in The Finnish Heritage Agency’s Collections and Conservation Centre in Vantaa. Further information relating to the collections services: sotamuseo (at)