South Karelia Museum

The South Karelia Museum is housed in the massive grey stone buildings that were formerly cannon storehouses. These neo-classical buildings stand out from their surroundings as they were built using local stone material, which has a high lime concentration. The buildings were completed in the early 1800s.

Opening hours

Winter season: 3.1. - 4.6., 20.8. - 30.12., Tue-Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Summer season: 5.6. - 20.8., Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am - 5 pm
South Karelia Museum is closed:
1.1., Easter 14.4. - 17.4., May Day 30.4. - 1.5., Ascension 25.5., Midsummer 23. - 24.6., Independence 6.12., Christmas 23.- 26.12. and 31.12

Admission

Combination ticket to Fortress Museums
adults 8€ / pensioners, students, unemployed,
groups/person (min. 10 people) 7€, under 18 years of age: free of charge
Free admission to South Karelia Museum:
4.4. - 21.4., 7.11. - 24.11., only permanent exhibition
Free admission on Museum Fridays:
6.1., 3.2., 3.3., 7.4., 5.5., 1.9., 6.10., 3.11., 1.12

Contact

Kristiinankatu 15, 53900 Lappeenranta
puh. +358 5 616 2255, +358 5 616 2261

South Karelia Museum´s temporary exhibitions

22.10.2016 - 2.4.2017 Colour is the Light – Colour Photographs from Saimaa to the East

22.4. - 5.11.2017 Colours of war – photographs of the Winter War and Continuation War

25.11.2017 - 8.4.2018 Suur-Merijoki manor house – an Art Nouveau gem

    The permanent exhibition is called On the Border – Three Karelian Towns.
    For children, the museum hosts a small exhibition and a small play area.
    Dramatized guided tours, of the exhibitions, are available.
    Model of Vyborg
Model of Vyborg