Suomenlinna Museum

The main museum of the fortress is located in the Suomenlinna Centre and is open throughout the year. The opening hours can be found 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. On October 31, 2020 a Jubilee Exhibition Bluejacket Tunes – History of the Finnish Navy Band was opened at the museum. The maritime centre Forum Marinum in Turku has created an exhibition where the colourful and multifaceted story of the band is brought out to the public in both tone and pictures. Some of the exhibits are on display at the tourist information at the Jetty Barracks. Take a closer look at the exhibition at the event page. 

Take a look at our events and exhibitions at the Event Calendar.

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. Admission is free with a Helsinki Card.

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.