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

 Museums will be closed until May 13.


Combination ticket to Fortress Museums adults 10€ / pensioners, students, unemployed, groups/person (min. 10 people) 8€, under 18 years of age: free of charge.


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

South Karelia Museum´s temporary exhibitions

- 8.3.2020 It was nice to see you, we hope you´ll come again. Photographs from Lappeenranta since the 1950s

21.3. - 24.5.2020 Photographic Memories of Soviet Vyborg from the 1940s, 50s and 60s

13.6. - 25.10.2020 The Displaced - A Refugee on Home and Foreign Soil

14.11.2020 - 11.4.2021 Eastern Finland in Photographs



    The permanent exhibition is called On the Border – Three Karelian Towns closes on 1 January 2020. The exhibition will be taken down and an extensive renovation will be carried out in the exhibition hall. A new permanen exhibition is in the pipeline and, once complite, will be opened to the public in the newly-renovated exhibition space.
    Free admission on Museum Fridays 3.1., 7.2., 6.3., 3.4., 8.5., 4.9., 2.10. and 4.12.
Model of Vyborg