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 opening hours

2.6. – 21.6. Wednesday- Sunday at 11– 17
Midsummer Day 20.6 at 12-17
22.6-30.9 Tuesday to Sunday at 11-18
1.10. – 20.12. at 10.30 – 16.30

Closed: 19.4., 6.12., 24.-25.12.

From Viapori Out to Sea photography exhibition

In Suomenlinna lies Viaporin telakka, Finland’s oldest and one of Europe’s oldest active dry docks. After a long and varied history starting from the 1750’s, the dry dock has once again been used to build and repair traditional sailing ships since 1987. The building and reparation work made during winter ends in April, when the ships set sail.

Photographer Björn Elmgren documented the undocking in Viapori in 2018 with film cameras for The Living Suomenlinna research project. The exhibition presents Elmgren’s black and white photos of the undocking procedures, as well as tools and items related to traditional sailing ships.


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.

Suomenlinnan museo

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.