Finnish Aviation Museum
Main building of the Finnish Aviation Museum
|Established||4 December 1969|
|Location||Veromies, Vantaa, Finland|
|Collection size||9,000 object
|Owner||Finnish Aviation Museum Foundation|
|Public transit access||Local and regional bus routes|
The Aviation Museum Society (Finnish: Ilmailumuseoyhdistys ry) was founded on 4 December 1969. Opened in 1972, the museum was initially located in the basement of the Helsinki Airport terminal but received its own facilities in 1981. The museum has constantly expanded and today has an office wing, research rooms, aviation library, archive, and an auditorium for 200 people.
The museum displays some 9,000 items, and the library has about 17,000 books and 160,000 aviation-related magazines. Furthermore, the museum has a large collection of flight instruction and service books. There are also some 78,000 photographs, negatives, and slides. The archive spans some 1,600 shelf metres.
The whole collection comprises some 80 aircraft, of which 22 are gliders. The following is a list of some of the more noteworthy aircraft:
A complete list can be found at the museum's web page.
- "Foundation & History". Finnish Aviation Museum. Vantaa: Finnish Aviation Museum Foundation. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "Museum information". Finnish Aviation Museum. Vantaa: Finnish Aviation Museum Foundation. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "Tietoa museosta". Suomen Ilmailumuseo (in Finnish). Vantaa: Suomen Ilmailumuseosäätiö. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
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