Salpa Line Museum, Miehikkala

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The Salpa Line Museum is established and opened in 1987 by the Miehikkälä municipality and the second world war veteran organisations. It is the first museum established belonging to the museums of Miehikkälä. The other museum is Miehikkälän kotiseutumuseo, The Miehikkala local arts-and-crafts museum, which was established in 1989 and is in the same building as the Engineers Museum. The Salpa Line Museum is the core of the Salpa Centre. It is both the tourist information centre of the Salpa Line Museum, the Engineer Museum and the Bunker Museum and the Salpa Line Museum centre itself.
The museal area was built as a defence line and the defence centre of a one infantry company in 1940-1944. It was never used for the defence as the front line never reached the area due to the truce of 5 September 1944 and the Moscow Armistice of 19 September 1944.
Some of the preserved Salpa Line areas are classified by Finland's National Board of Antiquities to the Built-up cultural environments of national importance1 . The territory of the Salpa Line Museum belongs to the one of the four such areas in Miehikkälä: Kylmälä, Miehikkälä municipal cente, Muurula and Myllylampi.
Due to the nature of the museum most of the collections are outside in the woods. There are some of the bunkers left. Outside the museum centre building there are anti-tank guns.
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  • If possible, spend a few minutes in one of your bunkers and consider a moment of the fate of our country. Well marked route. After walking, you can enjoy lunch or other snacks at the on-site café. The room was very clean and the hotel was very clean. There were problems with the payment terminal, so cash can be a good idea.
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  • Many times passed by pointer to this museum has once again decided to enter. The Museum paid, discounts for pensioners, schoolchildren. Have not regretted that stopped. Tours in Russian was not. Give the text on paper, show the movie (in Russian). Along the route you walk alone
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