Founded in 1983, the Museum of Military Medicine operates at Hennala in Lahti, in a red-brick barracks facility originally built by the Russians.
The museum is a specialized museum of military history presenting wartime medical care from front-line conditions to military hospitals. The exhibition concentrates on the wars fought by Finland between 1939-1945, but there is also a department of modern military medicine. Visitors can see war-time nurses and doctors in rooms presenting field and military hospitals wit] original furniture and equipment. The museum includes also sections on war-time hospital trains.
The exhibition “Children of War” presents the evacuation of Finnish children during World War II to Sweden, Denmark and Norway. “The Long Road Home” is an exhibition presenting the work of searching for the remains of fallen Finnish soldiers in Russia, which began in 1992.