Raatteen Portti Winter War Exhibition: Memories from the battlefields of Winter War


24 kilometers from Suomussalmi center, Raatteen Portti is the location of the Winter War exhibition. Through its collection of artefacts, photographs, maps and models it describes the Winter War battles which took place in Suomussalmi. In the media room the visitor is transported back using modern technology into the midst of the backwoods war on the freezing Raate Road. The Winter War Monument is also a part of the exhibition. There is an admission charge to the exhibition.

Raatteen Portti will open its doors in summer 2014 to reveal a completely revamped Winter War exhibition. Read more here. 

Opening hours in 2014:
May 1 - Jun 19 10 am-5 pm
Jun 21-Aug 31 10 am-7 pm
Sep 1-Sep 30 10 am-5 pm
At other times on agreement.

Admission fees: Adults 8,5 €, children (7-15 years) 5 €
Groups (min  20 persons): adults 6€/person, children 4 €/person
Group entrance include a guidance. Guides for groups can be arranged free of charge by prior booking.

Guided tours of the Raate road and Suomussalmi´s other battle areas may also be arranged. Tours last from three to six hours.
Guide reservations should be made via
Suomussalmi Tourist Office, tel. +358 (0)8 6155 5545.

In addition to the exhibition Raatteen Portti has a fully licensed restaurant for upto 60 people. Meals for groups may be arranged by prior reservation. Also on sale are various items relating to the war such as Finnish Army artefacts, books and postcards.

THE RAATE FRONTIER GUARD MUSEUM
Free entrance.
Open 2014: Jun9-Aug 10; daily 10 am-7 pm (closed 20.6.)
Address: Raatteentie 183, 89800 Suomussalmi kk

New group tours available for 2014!
Guided tours allow you to experience the authentic battle sites of the 1939-1940 Winter War and the most important destinations in Suomussalmi and Kuhmo.
More information on the tours is available via the following links:
4-day program
5-day program

Raatteen Portti

Raatteentie 2
89800 Suomussalmi kk
info@raatteenportti.fi
Tel. +358 (0)40 534 7677
www.raatteenportti.fi

 

 

 

 



 

 

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