Virolahti Bunker Museum *
The fortification sites and guided hiking route of this outdoor museum are situated in easily accessible heath landscape near a bog. There are various gun and accommodation dug-outs, battle and communication trenches, stone antitank obstacles etc. "Salpaline starts from Virolahti" exhibition displays, for instance, the special features of fortification works in Virolahti. The exhibition contains extensive photographic material about the construction phase of the defensive line. The current situation, 60 years after the construction, can be examined from the photographs, which show items such as ferroconcrete bunkers and caves.
Address: Vaalimaantie 1318, 49960 Ala-Pihlaja
Postal address: Virolahden kunta PL 14, 49901 Virolahti
Tel./museum: 040 710 7339 (museon aukioloaikana)
Tel./office: 040 710 7340
Fax: (05) 347 1867
Jun-Aug Mon-Sun 10-18 and for groups by appointment.
During the museum opening hours the guiding fee is included in the admission fee. Guided tours to the fortifications of outdoor museums usually begin on the hour. Outside the opening hours groups may also ask in advance a guide.
* Member museum of the Finnisn Museums Association