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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.HistoryThe 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.ExhibitionThe 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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  • Solid mix of different planes but I felt the show was a bit outdated. Also plane info signs could provide more technical info about the planes.  more »
  • Aviation Museum is new to us. Positively surprised by the interesting things was the real deal. I highly recommend!
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  • We had a teenage boy with the Aviation Museum at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The yard already was a fighter jet, as well as a few other MIG:n and DC3:n the structure of the plane. An interesting and a little bit of a different destination to visit, very suitable for those interested in the technology.
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  • You get to see a lot of airplanes and war history kind of stuff here as you will see from the pictures. It's a nice experience.
  • I can call exhibition impressive. The most memorable thing is real pilot cockpit where everyone can seat and play landing videogame.
  • Lots of historical airplanes especially from the Finnish point of view. A great collection, but packed maybe a bit too tight. Also, it would be fabulous to see more planes from the inside. Now only the Convair Metropolitan's cabin is open for visitors. Well worth visiting!
  • Small but interesting aviation museum, convair metropolitan a rare treat !
  • Great place to visit. Lots of Finnish flying memorabilia close to the airport.

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Part of Helsinki's greater metropolitan area, Vantaa offers an ideal base for exploring the Finnish capital while giving you easy access to the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Most of Vantaa's local hotels are part of large international chains and are clustered right around the entrance to the airport, making this area a solid option for a quick trip. You can easily get from Vantaa to Helsinki either by car or via the local and regional bus network. For something a little quieter, find a hotel in Vantaa's suburban core, which offers train access to the capital.
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