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 2018

Winter season: 28.8. - 30.12., Tue-Sun 11 am - 5 pm. 
South Karelia Museum is closed:
Independence 6.12., Christmas 23.- 26.12. and 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.
Free admission to South Karelia Museum:  2. - 12.10. only permanent exhibition
Free admission on Museum Fridays:  7.9., 5.10., 2.11., 7.12


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

South Karelia Museum´s temporary exhibitions

13.10.2018 - 31.3.2019 Courageous. Timeless. Genuine. Finland´s most beloved jewellery turns 80.

    The permanent exhibition is called On the Border – Three Karelian Towns.
    For children, the museum hosts a small exhibition and a small play area.
    Dramatized guided tours, of the exhibitions, are available.
    Model of Vyborg
Model of Vyborg