Wolkoff House Museum

The Wolkoff House was a family home for four generations. It was donated as a museum in 1986, by the heirs of Johannes Wolkoff. In addition to the commercial facilities, the house features seven rooms and a kitchen. The house was opened as a museum in the summer of 1993. The former shop is now a museum gift shop and is the starting point for guided tours of the house.

Christmas at the Wolkoff House

Christmas is celebrated at the Wolkoff Museum in the style of Johannes Wolkoff`s family. The dining room is decorated with a Christmas tree reaching all the way up to the ceiling, as well as baskets of flowers received as Christmas gifts. The amaryllises grown by Martta Wolkoff are also part of the atmosphere. The family celebrated Christmas Eve in the Finnish way, although the traditions of the Orthodox Church calendar were otherwise strictly adhered to.

Opening Hours

Winter season: 26.8. – 3.12., Sat-Sun 11 am - 5 pm

Christmas at th Wolkoff House: 12 - 17 Dec, 19 - 22 Dec, 27 - 30 Dec 2017 and 2 - 7 Jan 2018

The Wolkoff House Museum is closed:
1.1., 7.1.–3.3., May Day 30.4.–1.5., Midsummer 23.–24.6., Independence 6.12., Christmas 23.–26.12. and 31.12.
Other times open on request:
Reservations phone +358 5 616 2261


adults 8€ / pensioners, students, unemployed, groups/person (min. 10 people) 7€. Under 18 years of age: free of charge


Kauppakatu 26, 53100 Lappeenranta
phone +358 5 616 2258, +358 5 616 2261

Guided museum tours

Visitors can explore the rooms of the Wolkoff House on guided tours.
Winter season: 4 March to 4 June, Sat-Sun, 11 am–5 pm. First tour starts at 11 am and the last one at 4 pm.
During the summer season, 5 June to 20 August, Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. On weekdays, the first tour starts at 10 am and the last one at 5 pm. On weekends, the first tour starts at 11 am, and the last one at 4 pm.

    The Wolkoff House is one of the oldest remaining wooden buildings in Lappeenranta
    The During Christmas and Easter, the museum is decorated in accordance with the family’s Russian Orthodox traditions.
    Dramatized guided tours and a museum gift shop