Parola Tank Museum

Parola Tank Museum, officially Armoured Vehicle Museum (Finnish Panssarimuseo) is a military museum located 110 kilometres north of Helsinki in Parola, near Hämeenlinna, Finland, a few kilometres from the Finnish Army Armoured Brigade training unit. It displays various tanks, armoured vehicles and anti-tank guns used by the Finnish Defence Forces throughout their history, including their latest Leopard 2A4 tank. A rare exhibit is an armoured train used in World War II. The museum was opened on June 18, 1961, when there were 19 tanks and 12 anti-tank guns on display.

Parola Tank Museum
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Parola Armoured Vehicle Museum courtyard with the latest extension, Hall 2, on the left.
Parola Tank Museum is located in Finland
Parola Tank Museum
Location within Finland
Established18 June 1961 (1961-06-18)
LocationParola, Finland
Coordinates61°02′31″N 24°20′39″E / 61.04194°N 24.34417°E / 61.04194; 24.34417
TypeMilitary museum
Public transit accessParola

Full list of vehicles [1]Edit

Light tanksEdit

Medium tanksEdit

Heavy tanksEdit

Special tanksEdit

Assault gunsEdit

Armoured carsEdit

Infantry fighting vehiclesEdit

Modern vehiclesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Museokalustoa". Panssarimuseo (in Finnish). Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  2. ^ [1] Archived August 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Panssarimuseon kesä 2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2015-05-16.