The main museum of the fortress is located in the Suomenlinna Centre and is open throughout the year. During the summer season (2 May-30 September) the museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm, and during the winter season (1 October-30 April) from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Please check the opening hours during national holidays in the calendar.
The permanent exhibition showcases the history of the fortress, spanning more than 260 years. You can learn more about the historical events surrounding the fortress and the lives of people who lived and worked in Suomenlinna via touch-screen operated picture books. The exhibition also features utensils, tools, weapons and ammunition that have been found in the excavations and attics of Suomenlinna.
The upper floor of the museum showcases the extensive restoration work carried out at the fortress. It also houses temporary, annually rotating Suomenlinna-related exhibitions. At the moment, there is a photo exhibition called Islands of Light by English photographer and writer Tim Bird.
8/5/4/0 € (adults, students/retirees, children 7-17 yrs, children under 7 yrs). Tickets can be bought in Suomenlinna Centre or you can purchase tickets in advance from online shop. Museum Card is valid in Suomenlinna Museum.
A short film in nine languages
The entrance fee includes access to see a short film about Suomenlinna’s history, screened every half an hour in the auditorium.
The audio commentary is available in nine languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese. The duration of the film is 25 minutes.
The museum is located on two floors in the Suomenlinna Centre. The exhibition on the ground floor has wheelchair access. The staff will help you access the first floor by lift with automatic sliding doors from the Centre’s office. The museum auditorium has wheelchair access. The building also has accessible toilet facilities.
The body responsible for Suomenlinna Museum is the Ehrensvärd Society.