The Summer in Hanko
Reopening of the Hanko Front Museum
The Hanko Front Museum is situated where the defence fortifications crossed the Hanko peninsula during the Second World War. The Front Museum, which was founded in 1987, will reopen again in June 2017, having been completely renovated.
The new permanent exhibition focuses on the situation at the Hanko front line, during the years 1939 – 1941, when Hanko was occupied by the Soviet Union. The exhibition shows the circumstances at the front line. Everyday life in both the Finnish and the Russian civil communities is presented. Women in particular played a very significant role in maintaining the structures of society. All citizens were affected by the war. The exhibition will also present the many volunteers from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, who participated in the retaking of Hanko to Finland in 1941.
The Front Museum is situated in authentic surroundings, exactly where the front line was back in 1941. In the terrain, you still find traces from the war, which are presented along the so called “War path”.
The Hanko Front Museum presents the war history of Finland, and the background to our independence.
Opening hours and tickets: www.frontmuseum.fi