Olavinlinna Castle Exhibition "If the walls could tell"

Open today 11—18
1.11.2017 11:00 — 16.7.2019 09:23

Exhibition "If the walls could tell - pickings from the phases of the castle" tells about the defence use of the castle and life in it. The exhibition boards are situated along the guided tour inside the castle. In addition there are boards also on the courtyards and gun platforms of the castle.

Exhibition "If the walls could tell - pickings from the phases of the castle" tells about the defence use of the castle and life in it. The exhibition boards are situated along the guided tour inside the castle. In addition there are boards also on the courtyards and gun platforms of the castle.

Each exhibition board tells about the theme of the place where it is situated. All the buildings and premises of the castle were originally specifically built to serve military purpose. Different defence structures were used to strengthen the castle against the enemy. In addition to that the inhabitants of the castle also needed their everyday food, drink and place to sleep.

On the exhibition boards there are short texts in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian. The illustrations featuring the theme have been collected from the documentation drawings, Olaus Magnus' work "Historia om de nordiska folk", and from the archeological findings of the castle.

Right next to the model featuring the present appearance of the castle there are 3D models, which interpret the three historical phases of the castle. They illustrate the building and expansion of the castle during 500 years.