Founded in 1987, the museum grounds display the history of fortification works of "Suomen Salpa", the Salpa Line. The location was originally a part of the Salpa Line, and operated as a defense centre for a fortified company. It is, therefore, an authentic location. Construction of the Line started immediately after the Winter War.
Founded in 1983, the museum is located in the infirmary space of a former reserve garrison in Rautjärvi. One of the famous battle grounds of the Winter War, the Kollaa River, runs on the northern side of Lake Ladoga, and many men from Rautjärvi fought there. The famous sniper, Simo Häyhä, was from Rautjärvi, too.
The Winter War Museum, owned by the town of Kuhmo, illustrates the local events of the Winter War with artefacts, photographs, miniatures and sound effects. The exhibition also demonstrates the everyday life of evacuated civilians.
The museum is located at the junction of Via Karelia and Raate Road. The shape of the building mimics an anti-tank obstacle, damaged by explosives. The museum was first opened in 1992. The exhibition showcases many aspects of the Winter War, especially the battles in Suomussalmi.
Some 20 kilometres from Hamina toward Virojoki, by national road 7, there’s a bunker museum founded by the Virolahti municipality and the local war veterans’ associations in 1980. The governing body of the museum is the Virolahti municipal executive board. The basic exhibition is called ”The Salpa Line starts from Virolahti”. It illustrates the permanent…
Paloaukea Museum opened in June 2007 at the former arms depot of the Ylämylly garrison, in Liperi, maintained by a local association – Paloaukean Ajoneuvo- ja Asemuseo ry. The museum exhibits artefacts of the Second World War, for example a piece of field artillery. Paloaukea is the starting point in Väinö Linna’s novel, The Unknown…
Joensuu Bunker Museum is Marjala district, some 7 km from the city centre toward Kuopio. There’s a sign guiding to the museum at the Marjala interchange. The museum exhibits the structure of the Salpa Line. Fortification of the Marjala area began on 27 August 1940. The intention was to build three concrete bunkers at the…
Whereas the main theme of the Ironworks Museum is to demonstrate processing of limonite into iron, its exhibition “Möhkö in War” showcases the stages of the Winter War and the Continuation War as experienced in the Möhkö area. The exhibition shows us the people amidst the war, the fate of the evacuees, the shortage of…
The House offers restaurant services and an exhibition on military history. Artefacts are exhibited indoors, and outside there are artillery guns, a dugout and an opportunity to watch a short film. A shelter for the artillery guns was built in the vicinity of the house in the summer of 2012. Nearby, there’s a path for…
The frontier guard post has been used by soldiers under the reign of three different domains. It served first as a frontier guard for Finns, then for the Russians in the Winter War, and finally, the Germans in the Continuation War. The building is the oldest guard house in Finland and the only one preserved…
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Founded in 1987, the museum grounds display the history of fortification works of "Suomen Salpa", the Salpa Line. The location was originally a part of the Salpa Line, and operated as a defense centre for a fortified company. It is, therefore, an authentic location. Construction of the Line started immediately after the Winter War.
Founded in 1983, the museum is located in the infirmary space of a former reserve garrison in Rautjärvi. One of the famous battle grounds of the Winter War, the Kollaa River, runs on the northern side of Lake Ladoga, and many men from Rautjärvi fought there. The famous sniper, Simo Häyhä, was from Rautjärvi, too.
The Winter War Museum, owned by the town of Kuhmo, illustrates the local events of the Winter War with artefacts, photographs, miniatures and sound effects. The exhibition also demonstrates the everyday life of evacuated civilians.
The museum is located at the junction of Via Karelia and Raate Road. The shape of the building mimics an anti-tank obstacle, damaged by explosives. The museum was first opened in 1992. The exhibition showcases many aspects of the Winter War, especially the battles in Suomussalmi.
Some 20 kilometres from Hamina toward Virojoki, by national road 7, there’s a bunker museum founded by the Virolahti municipality and the local war veterans’ associations in 1980. The governing body of the museum is the Virolahti municipal executive board. The basic exhibition is called ”The Salpa Line starts from Virolahti”. It illustrates the permanent…
Paloaukea Museum opened in June 2007 at the former arms depot of the Ylämylly garrison, in Liperi, maintained by a local association – Paloaukean Ajoneuvo- ja Asemuseo ry. The museum exhibits artefacts of the Second World War, for example a piece of field artillery. Paloaukea is the starting point in Väinö Linna’s novel, The Unknown…
Joensuu Bunker Museum is Marjala district, some 7 km from the city centre toward Kuopio. There’s a sign guiding to the museum at the Marjala interchange. The museum exhibits the structure of the Salpa Line. Fortification of the Marjala area began on 27 August 1940. The intention was to build three concrete bunkers at the…
Whereas the main theme of the Ironworks Museum is to demonstrate processing of limonite into iron, its exhibition “Möhkö in War” showcases the stages of the Winter War and the Continuation War as experienced in the Möhkö area. The exhibition shows us the people amidst the war, the fate of the evacuees, the shortage of…
The House offers restaurant services and an exhibition on military history. Artefacts are exhibited indoors, and outside there are artillery guns, a dugout and an opportunity to watch a short film. A shelter for the artillery guns was built in the vicinity of the house in the summer of 2012. Nearby, there’s a path for…
The frontier guard post has been used by soldiers under the reign of three different domains. It served first as a frontier guard for Finns, then for the Russians in the Winter War, and finally, the Germans in the Continuation War. The building is the oldest guard house in Finland and the only one preserved…