South Karelia Museum

October 2006–December 2020

 Admission with Museum Card

Permanent exhibition On the Border - Three Karelian Cities: Lappeenranta, Viipuri and Käkisalmi

The ongoing exhibition Three Karelian Cities relates the central chapters in the history of Lappeenranta, Vyborg, and Priozersk, which has been affected by their location along accessible routes on the border of East and West. Like many border towns, multiculturalism has been the defining aspect of these three cities as well.

There is also a miniature model of the town of Vyborg in the ongoing exhibition. It presents Vyborg as it was on September 2, 1939. There are screenings of films about the life in Lappeenranta, Vyborg, and Priozersk in the museum cinema. The aim of the exhibition is to provide information and experiences concerning the history of South Karelia for all ages. There is also a mini exhibition for children and a play area with Pekka - the toy barge.
The collections of South Karelia Museum include items and photographs from Lappeenranta and the rest of the South Karelia region, as well from the Karelian Isthmus that is now part of Russia.

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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 Closed
Tue 11:00-17:00
Wed 11:00-17:00
Thu 11:00-17:00
Fri 11:00-17:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

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