Ehrensvärd Society/ Suomenlinna Tours

May 13, 2019 11:58:23 AM

Ehrensvärd Society/ Suomenlinna Tours

The Ehrensvärd Society was founded in 1921 with the purpose of informing the public about the Suomenlinna fortress and its history.

Activities and functions

In order to achieve its goal, the Ehrensvärd Society maintains the Ehrensvärd Museum and the Suomenlinna Museum, arranges guided tours of Suomenlinna and an adventureous tour for children based on historical facts, publishes literature and develops tourist services.

Ehrensvärd Society has also built a cannon sloop on the Suomenlinna shipyard following 18th century plans and arranges sailing tours with the ship in the summer time. The Society has also produced the wide-screen presentation ”Suomenlinna Experience”, which tells about the history of the fortress and is shown in the Suomenlinna Museum.

The Ehrensvärd Society founded the Ehrensvärd Museum in the 1930s. The museum collections represent the Swedish and Russian eras in the fortress’ history. The Ehrensvärd Museum has always been free of charge for school groups. In order to finance its activities the Ehrensvärd Society services include Café Piper, the Museum Shop and the Artillery Bay Kiosk.

Guided tours on the islands Suomenlinna, Vallisaari and Lonna

Ehrensvärd Society offers year-round guided tours on Suomenlinna in 15 different languages. In addition to simple guided tours, special themed tours are also offered.
The Ehrensvärd Society also organizes guided tours on the islands of Lonna and Vallisaari.

Facts: Ehrensvärd Society

  • Founded: 1921
  • Languages: 15 different languages, among others German, English, Japanese and Chinese
  • Employees: approx. 30

Contact: Ehrensvärd Society

Ehrensvärd Society/ Suomenlinna
Carita Wilenius-Rantala
Suomenlinna C 74, 00190 Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 6841850

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