The Mannerheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland
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Finland, Helsinki, Kalliolinnantie 14
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In 2024 the museum is closed for major renovation. The Mannerheim Museum in Helsinki is located in the house, where Baron Gustaf Mannerheim lived between 1924 and 1951. The house was built in 1874 and named as the Boman Villa in honor of its first owner. Some of the windows offer a splendid view of the sea and the harbour.

It is only possible to see the exhibition as part of a tour, which can be organized in in six languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, and Russian, most of the tours, however, are offered in Finnish. A slot on a tour needs to be reserved for a specific time. The house is preserved today, as it was in the early 1940s. Its visitors can feel the unique atmosphere created by the intellectual and cosmopolitan - Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

Mannerheim never owned this house, but rented it from Karl Fazer, adviser on trade and the owner of a caramel factory. Nevertheless, Mannerheim was personally involved in the design of the house, choosing colors for the rooms and the arrangement of furniture in them. The decision of opening this museum was made by the Mannerheim Foundation almost immediately after baron's death in 1951. Already in 1957, the house with a half of the courtyard passed into the possession of the Fund, and thus many of the exhibits, which were in the house during the life of Mannerheim, have been preserved: pictures of ancestors, gifts from the government and private organizations, insignia (military and civilian), a collection of awards (received for service in his native Finland, and abroad), trophies, souvenirs, a library, and so forth.

The museum also conducts archival and research work.


Last updated 10.03.2024

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