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.

The South Karelia Museum is a museum with regional responsibility. It records, preserves, documents and exhibits the material and intellectual heritage of South Karelia and the ceded Viipuri and Karelian Isthmus. The museum’s permanent exhibition presents the history of our region from prehistoric times to the modern day with artefacts, photographs, audio recordings, films and written documents.

Information about the museum

Opening hours

During the summer season 3.6.-18.8.2024

Mon-Fri 10-18

Sat-Sun 11-17

Closed expectionally:

Midsummer 21.6.-22.6.


As a part of the Finland's sweetest summer campaign, the Fortress museums are admission free during 3.6.-18.8.2024. Welcome!

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