What to do and see in Haemeenlinna, Tavastia Proper: The Best Specialty Museums

May 21, 2022 Yuk Petri

Hämeenlinna (Swedish: Tavastehus) is a city and municipality of about 68,000 inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Hämeenlinna is the oldest inland city of Finland and was one of the most important Finnish cities until the 19th century. It still remains an important regional center.
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1. Palander House

Linnankatu 16, Hameenlinna 13100 Finland +358 3 6212967 [email protected] http://hmlmuseo.fi/kohteet/palanderin-talo/
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Palander House

Palander House presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hameenlinna family 100 years ago. The museum showcases a variety of room ensembles, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen. The museum is located in the north-east corner of the city centre in an area with lots of period houses. Admission fee includes a guided tour. These are held every 30 minutes. Opening Hours 2.5.–31.8. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m. 1.9.–30.4. Sat–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Christmas Exhibition 30.11.2019-6.1.2020 Mon–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

2. Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

Hallituskatu 11, Hameenlinna 13100 Finland +358 3 6212755 [email protected] http://hmlmuseo.fi/kohteet/sibeliuksen-syntymakoti/
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Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

Composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) was born and lived the first 20 years of his life in Hameenlinna. The rooms of his birthplace are decorated in the style of the era between the 1860s and the 1880s, and the museum exhibition sheds light on little Janne’s childhood years in Hameenlinna. A guided tour will provide you with more information. Chamber concerts are regularly held at the hall of the museum. Opening Hours 2.5.–31.8. Mon–Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 1.9.–30.4. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m. (Closed: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day, Midsummer Sunday, Independence Day 6.12. and Christmas 23.–26.12.)

Reviewed By Nannanen

A lovely little museum in a great location. You don't need a lot of time to visit, but I chose to stay a little longer and soak in the calm atmosphere. Sibelius's wonderful music in the background is a great touch, and the staff is incredibly helpful.

3. Museo Militaria

Vanhankaupunginkatu 19, Hameenlinna 13100 Finland +358 3 6824600 [email protected] http://www.museomilitaria.fi
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Museo Militaria

Reviewed By jayw986 - Riihimaki, Finland

Visited on Sunday noon. We were the only customers and had the three-story building for ourselves. Plenty of items and info for many visits. I’m glad they had this history oasis open even there are so few visitors.

4. Vankilamuseo

Kustaa III katu 8, Hameenlinna 13100 Finland +358 3 6212977 http://www.visithameenlinna.fi/vankilamuseo
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4.0 based on 55 reviews

Vankilamuseo

Reviewed By visithame - Tavastia Proper, Finland

The Prison is authentic and exciting place to visit. This is a museum, but it has been an old prison and there is many things left there and that makes it really authentic. It almost seems like the prisoners and the stuff just left. Offices and prison cells have been left intact. There is also clothing and other things to see in the museum. In a guided tour you here exciting stories about the prison history and stories about the prisoners.

5. Sibelius Center

Palokunnankatu 9, Hameenlinna 13100 Finland +358 3 6262613 [email protected] http://www.sibeliuscenter.fi/
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4.0 based on 8 reviews

Sibelius Center

6. Kotkon Ulkomuseoalue

Kotkontie Hauho, Hameenlinna 14700 Finland +358 50 0621187 http://www.hameenheimoliitto.fi/museoportaali/?page_id=225
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