Museo Militaria

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Welcome to Museo Militaria

MUSEO MILITARIA The Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland

Museo Militaria is a war history museum showcasing the history of Finnish artillery, engineering and signalling from the Middle Ages to modern times.


The permanent exhibition has been constructed in the three floors of the main building of the museum. The exhibition proceeds in chronological order from the Middle Ages when Finland was ruled by Sweden to modern times displaying in parallel the history of Finnish artillery, engineering and signalling. The exhibition also includes hands-on displays where you can try, for example, telegraphing, gun laying and the weight of teller mines. War-time documentaries are screened in the museum auditorium. The history of the Civil Guard, Lotta Svärd and Service Club organisations are also presented. The exhibition includes sections dedicated to, for example, Artillery General V. P. Nenonen, the scrambling of signalling, protection forming a part of engineering as well as the Armour Band.

The outdoor exhibition area features cannons from the 1870s to the 1980s, the heavy equipment of the pioneers and also an amateur military radio transmitter. The museum’s cannons with the most historical value are on display in the Artillery Hall.


The temporary exhibitions of the museum also display diverse perspectives beyond the three branches of military service.

If booked in advance, the museum offers expert guided tours in Finnish, Swedish and English to groups.


The museum organises free-of-charge lectures once a month in the autumn and spring season. In addition, the operations of the museum include various events suitable for the whole family. Among others, Museo Militaria’s action day for the whole family is organised every autumn and the traditional Lotta Day singing event is organised in co-operation with the Hämeenlinnan Seudun Lottaperinneyhdistys association in the museum’s Artillery Hall every spring.


The museum also offers its facilities for conferences and festive occasions. The exhibition building features the Pohjolasali hall with AV technology and seating for approx. 50 people.

The Artillery Hall in the outdoor exhibition area provides seating for approx. 150 people.


The museum has an auditorium that provides seating for 47 people in the second floor of the main building. The auditorium also serves as the museum’s cinema.

Museum shop Militaria Shop and Lunch Restaurant

Militaria serve visitors in the museum’s main building. Delicious

lunch is served in the restaurant on weekdays from 10:30 am to 2 pm.

Militaria Shop offers literature of all the three branches of military service, memorabilia, documentaries on the last wars produced by the Tykkimiehet association, products of OLD LABELS and much more.

The museum’s branch elves, i.e., Artillery Elf Vilho, Engineer Elf Jaakko and Signals Elf Seppo, adventure in their own blog at http://museomilitaria.blogspot.fi/

Come and explore Museo Militaria. We are waiting for you!


1 Jan–30 Apr: Tue–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm;
1 May–31 Aug: Mon–Sun 10:00 am–5 pm;

1 Sep–21 Dec: Tue–Sun 11:00 am–5 pm; and
27–31 Dec: 11:00 am–5 pm.


Adults €8.00/children (7–17 years) €4.00
Family ticket €18.00

Groups €6.00 (min. 10 persons)
Guidance fee € 40

Regional ticket for Museo Militaria, and the Castle
adults €11.00/children €4.50

Combination ticket for Museo Militaria and the Parola Armour Museum
adults €12.00/children €5.00


Vanhankaupunginkatu 19,

Tel. +358 3 682 4600
asiakaspalvelu (at) museomilitaria.fi

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