Suomenlinna Museum

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 is closed until further notice in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Visit Suomenlinna Museum safely

We can together ensure our safety during the museum visit by keeping a distance ti other visitors

Keep your hands clean.

Visit the museum only if you are feeling well.

We recommend using a face mask.

Our touch screens are not in use and please, do not touch anything in the museum.

Sneeze and cough into your elbow.

Use credit cards as payment at Suomenlinna Centre or buy your tickets in advance from our webshop.

Remember to use face masks and keep a safe distance already in the Suomenlinna ferry.

Bluejacket Tunes – The Finnish Navy Band’s Jubilee Exhibition at the Suomenlinna Museum

Suomenlinna and different navy bands share a long history together. In the 18th century, the band of the Swedish Archipelago Fleet was stationed in the fortress, and in the 19th century several bands from the Imperial Russian Fleet were active in Suomenlinna.

In the 1920s and 1930s, the Finnish Navy Band was based in Helsinki, and members of its staff lived in Suomenlinna. For example one of the band’s most well-known musicians, Georg Malmstén, lived in the fortress in the mid-1920s. After the Second World War, the Navy Band was transferred to Turku. The Turku-based Forum Marinum, the Finnish Navy Museum, has created a jubilee exhibition for the Finnish Navy’s own band. Now the exhibition can be seen at the Suomenlinna Museum. Come and explore Bluejacket Tunes with us!

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.

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