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Salpa Line Museum

History in the Midst of Nature

Established in Miehikkälä in 1987, the Salpa Line Museum is a military history museum presenting the history of the Salpa Line. 

Covering an area of several hectares, the museum area was originally constructed as the defence centre for an augmented company.

The permanent exhibition comprises an indoor exhibition including multimedia and an outdoor museum area with guided paths in rugged and rocky forest terrain.

How to Get There

The Salpa Line Museum is located in Miehikkälä in the south-eastern corner of Finland, close to the Vaalimaa border crossing point.

Visiting address: Säästöpirtintie 70, FI-49700 Miehikkälä

The museum is located by Local Road 384 from Virojoki to Taavetti at Säästöpirtintie 70. You can get there from National Road 7/E18 by turning to Local Road 384 in Virojoki, or from National Road 6 by first turning to National Road 26 in Taavetti and then continuing to Local Road 384. There are signs to the museum from National Road 7/E18 and from Local Road 384 for those coming from the direction of National Road 6.

The bus station closest to the Salpa Line Museum is in Virojoki, the centre of Virolahti, 10 km from the museum. There is also a taxi rank at the bus station. The closest bus stop in the centre of Miehikkälä is about 3 km from the Salpa Line Museum.

Bus Traffic


Kymenlaakson Taksi, tel. 0100 87227 

Contact by tel. +358 44 3835 091 (during the museum’s opening hours) or email salpamuseo(a)



  • Helsinki 185 km
  • Hämeenlinna 220 km
  • Kouvola 90 km
  • Kotka 65 km
  • Hamina 40 km
  • Lappeenranta 65 km
  • Vaalimaa 18 km
  • Vyborg 80 km
  • St Petersburg 205 km     

Opening Hours 2024

  • 15th – 31st May: Wed–Sun 10am – 4pm
  • 1st June – 18th August: Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat-Sun 10am – 4pm
  • 19th August – 29th September: Wed–Sun 10am – 4pm
  • 21st – 27th October: Wed–Sun 10am – 4pm 

Open to groups year-round upon request.


  • €8 Adults
  • €5 Children (7–16 years), conscripts, students, pensioners, unemployed
  • €16 Family ticket (2 adults and children under 16)
  • €1 Schoolchildren and conscripts as guided groups during the museum’s opening hours

The prices are valid during the museum’s opening hours.

When the group consists of more than 10 people, the tour leader and bus driver get free admission with the group.

Download the Salpa Center Brochure (PDF)

Salpa Center Brochure

Salpa Line, Bunker Museum and Salpa Trail

This brochure presents the different attractions along the Salpa Line.