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Military Museum of Finland

Photograph services

Valokuvia etsitään Puolustusvoimien kuva-arkistossa Sotamuseossa. Kuva Sotamuseo.


You can order images for private use and for publications etc. You can call us or email us if you have enquiries about material or if you wish to order photos. We only deliver photos as digital recordings; paper prints are not available.

Archival material from the era spanning the period of World War II is available at The photos are available free of charge. When you publish a photograph from the archive, mention "SA-kuva". This means "wartime photograph" in Finnish.

Photograph Archive


The Military Museum's photograph archive will accept donations of pictures that have to do with Finland's military history and its defence forces. Donations will only be accepted if background information on the picture(s) is available and the material has not been previously archived by us.

Contact Information

[email protected]
Tel. +358 (0) 299 530256 Johanna Palokangas, Head of the Defence Forces' Photograph Archive
Tel. +358 (0) 299 530342 Päivi Vestola, Archivist

Opening hours

Open: Tuesday–Thursday

Restrictions on the opening hours:
3.–28.5. restrictions in service
14.–18.6. archive closed
28.6.–2.7. archive closed
2.7.–31.8. restrictions in service.