The Mannerheim Museum

Helsinki, Finland

This white wooden villa was once the private residence of Baron Gustaf Mannerheim (1867-1951), Marshal of Finland, undoubtedly one of the most famous personalities in Finnish history. Built in 1874 and remodelled for Mannerheim in the 1920s, the house still authentically reflects the peaceful, elegant atmosphere created by the assured good taste of this cultured cosmopolitan with a background of a 30-year long service in the Russian Imperial Army.

Since its opening in 1951, the Mannerheim Museum’s mission has been to introduce the different phases of a unique life story and the physical surroundings linked to that, as well as generally retell the different stages of Finnish history.  The museum pays attention to constructive patriotism and simultaneously supports multiculturalism and multilingualism.