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Communications Centre Lokki

Naisvuori, Vuorikatu 11, Mikkeli 50100, Finland
+358 15 366461
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History restored underground

For a long time after the end (1945)of the war called here 'the continuation war' this vital... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Elyssebeth
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Sydney, Australia
Authentic wartime communications centre

The Viestikeskus Lokki is carved inside a rock. The museum displays the daily activities of the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
lmsk2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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The communication centre of the Finnish army's headquarters, which was located in Mikkeli, was known by the code name, Lokki, which means "seagull" in Finnish. During the Continuation War of 1941-1944, the Lokki Communication Centre was based in a cave blasted into the side of Naisvuori hill. It handled the headquarters' telephone and telex traffic. The adjacent cave housed the regional air surveillance centre, the signalling station for the German link-up garrison and the sleeping quarters for the communication centre's staff. In addition, the cave contained working premises for Commander-in-Chief Mannerheim and his immediate subordinates. In the early 1990s, the Lokki Communication Centre's premises were skillfully restored to their appearance during the Continuation War.
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21 Apr 2018
“History restored underground”
29 Aug 2017
“Authentic wartime communications centre ”
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Naisvuori, Vuorikatu 11, Mikkeli 50100, Finland
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

For a long time after the end (1945)of the war called here 'the continuation war' this vital communications site was left neglected and fell into decay. More recently it has been restored and is available for visits in the summer months. It shows how Finland...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The Viestikeskus Lokki is carved inside a rock. The museum displays the daily activities of the wartime communications centre that served the military headquarters. A small but an interesting specialty museum. A nice addition to visiting the Headquarters museum accross the street.

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

This telephone and telex communication centre was dug in the rock during the Winter War 1939-40 and was in use during so called Continuation War 1941-44. All the telephonelines from the warfronts were connected to this centre and also to the of The Central Elementary...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

I visited here with my wife. We were both happy with this small museum. I strongly recommend this museum, visit wont take much time. The exhibition rooms are small, but you can see many war time radio and telecommunications devices. Also the location inside a...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We got the ticket along with admission to the Mannerheim HQ museum for an extra euro. Well worth it as it was a hot day and it was nice and cool in the commcen built inside the hill. Well maintained with a lot of original...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This was the most important CC of the Finnish army during the WW II. It is situated inside a mountain Naisvuori in the vicinity of the HQ of the Army. This museum is well maintained and absolutely worth visiting.

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