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.

Information about the museum

Opening hours

24 Aug–30 Dec  Tue - Sun at 11 am - 5 pm

Closed on:  Change of exhibition 26 Oct - 13 Nov, Independence Day 6 Dec, Christmas 23–26 Dec and 31 Dec


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

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.
Model of Vyborg