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Welcome to Museo Militaria

Museum Militaria in english

Opening hours 2024

2 January – 30 April:               Tue–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm, Mondays closed
1 May – 31 August:                     Mon–Sun 10:00 am–5 pm
1 September – 15 December: Tue–Sun 11:00 am–5 pm, Mondays closed

Museo Militaria is closed in 2024 on:

  • 1 January 2024 (New Year's Day)
  • 29 March 2024 (Good Friday)
  • 21 June 2024 (Midsummer’s Eve)
  • 16 December 2024 – 1 January 2025 (Christmas time)

Contact information

Vanhankaupunginkatu 19, FI-13100 HÄMEENLINNA

 +358 40 450 7479


Adults 11.00 €
Children (7–17 years)  5.50 €
Family ticket 25.00 €
Groups (min. 10 person)  8.00 €

Guidance fees in € 60 (in English). Guided tours must be reserved in advance.

Combined ticket in summer includes Museo Militaria, Häme Castle and the Prison Museum (2 May - 31 August)

 Adults 23.00 €
 Children (7-17 years) 12.00 €

Combined ticket in winter includes Museo Militaria and Häme Castle   
(1 September – 15 December)

 Adults 17.00 €
Children (7-17 years)  9.00 €

Combination ticket for Museo Militaria and the Parola Armour Museum

 Adults 16.00 €
Children (7-17 years) 8.00 €

Changes in entry fees may occur.

Permanent exhibition of the museum

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. 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.

Temporary exhibitions

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

Guided tours

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

Public lectures and events

The museum organises free-of-charge lectures in Finnish once a month in the autumn and spring seasons. In addition, the operations of the museum include various events suitable for the whole family.

Conference facilities

The museum also offers its facilities for conferences and festive occasions. The exhibition building features a 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

Museum shop Militaria Shop and Cafe Militaria serve visitors in the museum’s main building.

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

Come and explore Museo Militaria!