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Headquarters Museum

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Humble museum of mannerheim offices

For WWII military fans, very interesting to see the 'war room' and offices of mannerheim in an old... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Janet R
Lafayette, Colorado
via mobile
Finland in the WWII

The museum is excellent for history buffs, lots of information about Finland in the WWII located... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Helsinki, Finland
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Paamajakuja 1-3, Mikkeli 50100, Finland
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

For WWII military fans, very interesting to see the 'war room' and offices of mannerheim in an old elementary school, which is where they were actually located.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet R
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is excellent for history buffs, lots of information about Finland in the WWII located in the actual wartime army headquarters. The upstairs museum is a traditional history museum with some artefacts, plenty to read and with some audiovisuals, too. The museum has two...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 1 May 2017

During the Winter and so called Continuation Wars in 1939-40 and 1941-1944, the headquarters of the Finnish were located in Mikkeli. The Commander-in-Chief. Marshal Mannerheim, and his staff were accommodated in the Central Elementary School. Teachers' room was converted into an operations room. Worthwhile to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Maari100
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was good to brush-up the Finnish war-time history and how the headquarters was operated. There was quite a bit to read and see. Obviously more interesting to me than to my wife who got bored fast. It is good to reserve at least one...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank pepics
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The museum offers a glimpse of the wwII life in Finland and some unique artefacts. The bad thing is that most of the interesting texts aren't translated and those that are, are placed in one place in each room instead of following the exhibition like...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank joohans
Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you are interested in the war time history this museum gives a thorough insight of Finland's involvement in the second world war. Lots of information, material and videos. A little hard to concentrate with the overlapping noise from the rooms.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank GlobeHope
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This little museum tells interesting history of Finland. Years of faith and commitment 1939 - 1945. History of World War II, what it ment for Finland. Headquarters of our army located in this little town, Mikkeli, during the war. Every Finn should visit here to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Reviewed 29 May 2016

It's the actual place where Mannerheim lead Finnish army at WW2. There are some rooms with authentic pieces and furniture, and a lot of information about Finland during WW2.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank TuireP4
Reviewed 20 May 2016

A must for every visitor to Mikkeli: HQ Museum full of Finnish war history with Marshall Mannerheim. Take time to visit every room and sit down for the excellent video presentation. Especially for history lovers and for everybody willing to understant the modern Finland.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Hannu T
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This building was Central Elementary School which was emptied from pupils and reserved to HQ of the Finnish Army. The HQ of Finnish Defence Forces was distributed to different areas and buildings around Mikkeli but this schoolbuilding was the heart of it. This is a...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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