Finnish Aviation Museum, Vantaa

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The Finnish Aviation Museum is a museum specialising in aircraft, located near Helsinki Airport in Veromies, Vantaa, Finland.
The Aviation Museum Society was founded on 4 December 1969. Opened in 1972, the museum was initially located in the basement of the Helsinki Airport terminal but received its own facilities in 1981. The museum has constantly expanded and today has an office wing, research rooms, aviation library, archive, and an auditorium for 200 people.
Currently the museum is owned by the Finnish Aviation Museum Foundation, founded in 1996.
The museum displays some 9,000 items, and the library has about 17,000 books and 160,000 aviation-related magazines. Furthermore, the museum has a large collection of flight instruction and service books. There are also some 78,000 photographs, negatives, and slides. The archive spans some 1,600 shelf metres.
The whole collection comprises some 80 aircraft, of which 22 are gliders. The following is a list of some of the more noteworthy aircraft:
A complete list can be found at the museum's web page.
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  • my expectations were higher than reality, good museum but for one visit. Hopefully, new location will mean more planes  more »
  • Interesting for adults too but especially for kids! You can roam around in an old airplane and see a lot of different aircrafts from different time periods. The only downside I can think of is the...  more »
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  • Nice place to spend some time if you are around airport. Short distance from the underground it has a lot of history of Finnish aviation since WW I, including modern times. I recommend it especially when traveling with kids.
  • Good explanation of exhibits also in English. Simulator and kids activity room is great.
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