South Karelia Museum

13.4.2019–29.9.2019

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

SACRED GROVE. Notable sites of ancient relics in South Karelia

At the exhibition, you can learn about ancient hillforts, cemeteries and large stones with small man-made holes by also listening to sounds from the past.

Many relics are linked to the beliefs and world views of the people who owned and used them. The sacred sites of ancient Finns include sacrificial trees, stones, rocks
and springs, as well as large stones with small man-made holes and sacred groves.
At such sacred sites, the ancient people paid tribute to guardian spirits belonging to that particular site, or the deceased, and asked more powerful forces than
themselves for help in exchange for a small offering. Respect is a good principle to follow even today when visiting such sites. At the exhibition, you can learn about ancient hillforts, cemeteries and large stones with small man-made holes by also listening to sounds from the past.

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Museum contact details

South Karelia Museum
Kristiinankatu 15, 53900 Lappeenranta

(05) 616 2255

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Pääsymaksut 10/8/0 €

Payment methods

Käteinen, useimmat luotto- ja debit-kortit.

Opening hours

Mon 10:00-18:00
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

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