Suomenlinna Museum, located in the Suomenlinna Centre, showcases the eventful history of the island fortress from the 18th century to the present day. It also depicts the restauration of the World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna.
Suomenlinna Museum opening hours during winter 2022 – 2023:
Monday-Sunday at 10.30-17
Photography exhibition: The Scent of Pine Tar and the Clangor of Hammers: Photographs of the Preservation Work in the Viapori Shipyard
Photography exhibition The Scent of Pine Tar and the Clangor of Hammers: Photographs of the Preservation Work in the Viapori Shipyard presents the preservation of traditional sailing ship in the shipyard at Suomenlinna.
The shipyard, built in the 1750s at Suomenlinna, is Finland’s and Europe’s oldest active dry dock. Today it is used to repair and preserve traditional sailing ships under the supervision of the association Viaporin telakka. When the sailing season ends in the autumn, the ships return to the dock and are repaired during the winter.
Photographer Björn Elmgren has documented the preservation work done at the shipyard since 2018. This exhibition details the history of these sailing ships and the different repairs they require with the help of photographs. For this project, Elmgren has used black and white film. There will also be traditional tools on display.
Suomenlinna Experience - wide screen film
Suomenlinna is one the largest sea fortresses in the world and has even been called the Gibraltar of the North. The wide-screen presentation tells about the construction of the sea fortress, its colourful past and the people who made it all happen. The history of Suomenlinna is an essential part of the history of Finland and the fortress has played a crucial role in the power struggles between Finland, Sweden and Russia. The wide-screen presentation is shown in the Suomenlinna Museum every 30 minutes during the museum opening hours. Duration: approx. 25 minutes
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Japanese, Germany, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarene Chinese.
Book the film for your group and experience Suomenlinna.
Price: 8 € adults, 4 € children (7-17 years), children under 7 years free
Free entrance with Helsinki Card and Museum Card.
Suomenlinna Experience film available in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Japanese, Germany, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarene Chinese.