A Satellite in Suomenlinna Toy Museum


In April 2017, Finland has entered Space Age by launching its first own satellite, Aalto-2, into space. To celebrate the occasion, Suomenlinna Toy Museum has launched its own little satellite, a selection of space toys ranging from the 1950's to the 1990's.

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Exhibition by Nordic Culture Point: Barracks B28


Exhibition discusses current issues through the history of the building and its surroundings.

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Did you know that...

Constructing began in 1748

Reinforcing the defences of Finland, then a part of Sweden, was deemed necessary. In 1747, the Swedish parliament made a decision to build a central fortress including a naval base in Helsinki. Fortification work begun the following year.

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One of Finland's World Heritage Sites

In 1991, the Suomenlinna fortress was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique monument of military architecture. Another special feature of the fortress is that in the course of its history it has served in the defence of three realms: Sweden, Russia and Finland.

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Beautiful all year around

When is Suomenlinna open for visits? How do I get to Suomenlinna? Find an answer to these and many other frequently asked questions about Suomenlinna.

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Get to know Suomenlinna

See Suomenlinna from a bird's view and go inside tunnels and restaurants from home or your hotel room. You can choose summer or winter version. Click below to Suomenlinna Skyview service.

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