Riding the Black Maria to jail – in the Police Museum! At the Police Museum, you also get to examine a bomb-disposal robot, marvel at an old crime scene investigation laboratory, and much more. At the museum’s ‘police station’, children can try on a uniform and perform police duties. The artefacts here may be touched, and we hope you do so!
The permanent exhibition at the Police Museum provides an overview of the Finnish Police and this force’s history from the Middle Ages to modern times. Visitors can learn about the operating environments, uniforms, and police vehicles from different periods. The exhibition showcases hundreds of interesting photographs and dozens of rare films. It also presents different police tasks, such as the variety in the course of a patrol officer’s day, police special operations unit Karhu, and evidence recording systems.
The police force is a socially important organisation and part of our national heritage. The national Police Museum makes police work accessible to the public and supports police training and research.
The museum is on the premises of the Police College of Finland. There is a baby changing room in the entrance hall, and the museum has a wheelchair for guest use. Groups can book coffee at the Police College’s restaurant Sireeni in advance.