“Always a nice place for a visit. A healthy dose of Finnish aviation and military history! The kids like it when they get to sit in the ejector seat harness and in the fighter cockpits – and maybe Daddy likes it too a little." – A visitor to the Finnish Air Force Museum
“A great place to visit with the children!” – A visitor to the Finnish Air Force Museum
High-flying things to do for the entire family! Come and get acquainted with the history of Finnish military aviation from the beginnings of the Air Force to the present! On display are monoplanes and double-deckers from the first decades of the 20th century, fighters from the Winter and Contituation Wars, post-war jets, and many other types of flying machines. The eventful past of this arm of our national defence is also brought to life by objects, photographs, and pilots’ stories.
Press a button and listen to the sounds of various aircraft! Take a photo of yourself as a Hornet pilot, have a seat in the cockpit of a Safir, a MiG, and a Draken – and, if you feel like trying real-like flying, book an experience package to our Messerschmitt flight simulator (for pilots at least 150cm tall). The children’s corner has aviation-themed activities and literature for the youngest visitors of the museum.
The museum shop has a selection of literature, small souvenirs, and scale model accessories. The café has
sweet and salty treats for many tastes.
The Air Force Museum is in Tikkakoski 20km (13mi) north of Jyväskylä on the highway No. 4.
Tickets: €10/5. Children under seven years of age free of charge. Family ticket €25. Simulator flights: €40 for 30min and €70 for 1h. Flights on Saturdays, advance booking via our website.
The Museum is open daily from 10am to 8pm in the summer season (June 1–August 15) and from 11am to 5pm in the winter season (August 16–May 31). Closed on Midsummer, on Christmas, and on New Year’s Day.