Museums

Witness the events of the winter war at the two Winter War Museums, one in Kuhmo and one in Raatteen Portti in Suomussalmi. Tuupala Museum exhibits houses and lifestyle in Finland at the end of the 19th century. Museums also welcome group visits outside of normal opening hours.

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Raatteen Portti Winter War Museum

Raatteen Portti

Raate Road, Raatteentie, is a famous location for the extra ordinary military maneuvers of the Finnish soldiers during the Winter War 1939-1940 against the Soviet Union.

Price / person

8,50 €

Tuupala Home Museum

Tuupala Home Museum

Tuupala museum was opened to public in June 1975. The interiors of the building exhibit the life in the house when it was occupied by the Kainulainen family, between 1880`s and 1960`s. Few buildings have had as many roles as Tuupala. The museum has been a hostelry; there have been several stores, a post office, a pharmacy, a dairy, the residence of the district police chief, a school for children belonging to the Orthodox Church, a library and the reception for a dentist and a welfare clinic.

Price / person

0 €

Winter War Museum

Winter War Museum

The Kuhmo Winter War museum presents the events of the Winter War in Kuhmo via artefacts, photographs, scale-models and sound effects, The museum provides a view into the everyday life of evacuees, and Finnish and Soviet soldiers. A different theme such as evacuation, the village, care and service on the front line, care on wounded, battles and life after the signing of peace is presented in each room.

Price / person

5 €