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Small but highly informative

We spent more than an hour at this museum with our children. The scavenger hunt kept our kids... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Museum in 19th century garrison building

A very good overview of the key military strategies of the Finnish army, demonstrating how they... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Janet R
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22 Aug 2018
“Small but highly informative”
6 Jun 2018
“Museum in 19th century garrison building”
Jaeaekaerinkatu 6-8, Mikkeli 50100, Finland
+358 15 369666
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We spent more than an hour at this museum with our children. The scavenger hunt kept our kids highly engaged and we enjoyed the historical aspect of the museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank levtahor
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

A very good overview of the key military strategies of the Finnish army, demonstrating how they overcame being almost always outnumbered, and actually winning many major conflicts.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet R
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 6 year old on our way from Kuopio to Helsinki. The museum was a nice stop in the middle of a long ride. There was "picture orienteering" for the kids (task: find parts of the exhibit shown in small picture leaflet;...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Which would be a place of special interest to adults and children on a rainy day? Because there are objects with large and small details in the museum, the children also feel comfortable with it. The museum has given children a mission to look for...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank VilleTapio
Reviewed February 9, 2016

This infantry museum is situated in the buildings of former army barracs surrounded by beautiful nature just inside of the city. The buildings of this old army base was built in 1880s. The museum collection consists of material and photos of Finnish warhistory, mostly from...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank pertti50
Reviewed October 29, 2015

The infantry museum is situated in old barracks. The museum gives a good overview of the infantry developement during Finland's independence.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Markku Leppanen L
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Mikkeli is a pleasant town to walk, there are several nice places where a person could go, a visit to Cathedral church is always interesting,also is nice to wander trough their square and streets, but if you are interested in the recent history of Finlandia...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Much to learn from Finland's wars. I dislike that civil war has told little bit from otherside not in subjective way.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Petri M
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited this interesting museum as a group of experts. However, we found out lot of details which were not commonly known. This museum gives you a very good lay-out about the finnish war history during the last 200 years. We can recommend a visit...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank PerttiHar
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