The Lappeenranta Art Museum is located opposite the Orthodox Church at the Lappeenranta Fortress, in a neo-classical barracks building, dating from 1798. The museum is also the regional art museum of South-East Finland. The Art Museum collection mostly contains works of Finnish fine arts, from the 19th century up to present time. One large and important collection is the colliction By Viipurin Taiteenystävät ry (Vyborg Friends of Art). The art from South-Eastern Finland is one of the main focuses in the acquisitions of the museum.
The exhibition program of the art museum presents a versatile overview of artistic phenomena. The main focus is on Finnish contemporary art, but the history of art is displayed regularly too. One of the museum`s priorities is to showcase art from South-Eastern Finland.
Free admission on Museum Fridays:
5.1., 2.2., 2.3., 6.4., 4.5., 5.10., 2.11., 7.12.
Opening hours 2018
Winter season: 2.1.–10.6. and 28.8.–30.12., Tue-Sun from 11 am to 5 pm. Summer season 11.6.–26.8., Mon-Fri from 10 to 6 pm, Sat-Sun fro 11 am to 5 pm
Lappeenranta Art Museum is closed:
Change of exhibition 19.3.–5.4., May Day 30.4.–1.5., Ascension 10.5., change of exhibition 4.–15.6., Midsummer 22.–23.6., change of exhibition 3.–14.9., Independence Day 6.12., Christmas 23.–26.12., 31.12.
Combination ticket to Fortress Museums
adults 9€ / pensioners, students, unemployed,
groups/person (min. 10 people) 8€, under 18 years of age: free of charge.
Phone +358 5 616 2256, +358 5 616 2261
Lappeenranta Art Museum´s temporary exhibitions
20.1. – 18.3.2018 KAAKKO18
6.4. – 3.6.2018 SIRKKA-LIISA LONKA. Retrospective.
16.6. – 2.9.2018 My dream world - Caj Bremer´s pictures
16.6. – 2.9.2018 The Return to Karelia - Caj Bremer Visiting the Villages of the Rune Singers in Soviet Karelia
15.9.2018 - 6.1.2019 Sirpa Hynnynen and Vesa-Ville Saarinen
The exhibitions at the museum look at the phenomena of the fine arts, from a number of different approaches.
In addition to the exhibition, the Art Museum is a venue for guided tours, events and workshops.