The Infantry Museum
The Infantry Museum is located near downtown Mikkeli in the old barrack area, which has been preserved in almost its original condition and scope. The barrack area was built according to the plans of Architects E. B. Lohrmann and A. Boman at the end of the 19th century. Eleven clapboard log buildings are part of the ensemble of wood buildings that have been built in a uniform way. The area also has other buildings and parks with birches growing. The Infantry Museum has two wood barracks at its disposal.
The museum, which was established in 1982, is run by the Infantry museum’s Foundation. The artefacts in the collection have been donated by private individuals. In addition, the museum has artefacts it has borrowed from the Military Museum on display.
The Infantry Museum explores, records and exhibits infantry history from the 18th century to the modern days. The main building has an exhibition on the infantry of Independent Finland on display. A display of the army arming itself and events in the 20th century that occurred during the Independence, Winter, Continuation and Lapland Wars. Infantry’s Mannerheim-cross knights are also presented in the Hall of Knights. That’s where the presentations about military history are also being held from time to time. The museum’s other building is for special exhibitions.
In connection with the museum, there is also a museum shop.
Address & Map
Tel. +358 (0)15 369 666
Museum manager Markku
Tel. +358 (0)44 3369 666
Last modified: 2 Mar 2021