Welcome to Infantry Museum!

The Infantry Museum was founded in the year 1982. It’s a national arm branch museum operated by Infantry Foundation.

The museum in Mikkeli is located in two wooden barracks built in the late 19th century. The Infantry Museum explores, records and exhibits infantry history from the 18th century to the modern days. The museum will receive donations from private individuals to their collections (e.g. weapons and ammunition material).

There is also a museum shop connected to the museum.

Presentation at Infantry Museum 19.2.2020


Philosophy doctor Jussi Jalonen will have a presentation at Infantry Museum 19.2.2020 at 18.00. He will lecture about the battles at the Mannerheim line and the soldiers in the Summa village – that played a center role in the battles on the Karelian Isthmus. Jalonen has publishes the book “Summan Tarina” (the Story of Summa) in the year 2017.

Tickets are 5€. Welcome!

Weekly Winter War reports

Weekly reports detailing the events of Winter War every Friday at 14.00 until 13.3.2020.

Free entry. Welcome!

Group visits

The Infantry Museum is available for guidance groups at a price of 40€/guided tour.

The museum is also open for ordering if your group is coming outside of normal opening hours.

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Opening hours

The Infantry museum is open from 2.1.2020 from Wednesday to Sunday at 11-16.

  • The ticket desk closes at 15.00.
  • On Mondays and Tuesdays the museum is closed.
  • The Infantry museum is closed at Easter 10.4-12.4.2020.
  • During the summer season 1.6.-31.8.2020 Museum is open every day.

Fire in the Cold – Winter War 1939-1940

The new exhibition of the Infantry Museum “Fire in the Cold – Winter War 1939-1940” is now open to visitors. Welcome to experience the cold winds and burning situations of Winter War.

Trade shows 2019

Museum card

The museum card has access ticket now to almost 300 museum from Åland to Inari. Among the new museum card items, you will find the home Museum of President P. E. Svinhufvud, the manor of Härkälä, as well as the Raseborg Castle. Summer museums have also opened.

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