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.

Share this with your friends!

Print version

Voit ostaa Museokortin tästä museokohteesta tai verkosta

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

Näyttelyn tekstit kielillä


  • Hamina Town Museum

    Hamina Town Museum

  • Mikkeli City Museums, Mikkeli Art Museum

    Mikkeli City Museums, Mikkeli Art Museum

    Exhibition activities at temporary location of Mikkeli Art Museum have started on 8.6.2019!

  • Merchant´s House Museum

    Merchant´s House Museum

  • Virolahti Bunker Museum

    Virolahti Bunker Museum

    A military history museum presenting the history of the Salpa Line fortification with both indoor and outdoor...

  • Verla Mill Museum

    Verla Mill Museum

    UNESCO World Heritage site that captures an interesting phase of development in Finland’s industrial history.

  • Kotkaniemi, The Home of President P.E. Svinhufvud

    Kotkaniemi, The Home of President P.E. Svinhufvud

    Kotkaniemi, the home museum of President P.E. Svinhufvud and Mrs. Ellen Svinhufvud

  • Perinnekeskus Wanha Veteraani

    Perinnekeskus Wanha Veteraani

    Wanha Veteraani on valtakunnallinen rauhanturvaamisen ja kriisinhallinnan museo, joka vaalii myös sotiemme...

  • South Karelia Museum, Cavalry Museum

    South Karelia Museum, Cavalry Museum

  • RUK-Museum


    Reserve Officers´ School Museum has preserved the traditions of the Reserve Officers´School since 1920.

  • Mäntyharju Museum

    Mäntyharju Museum

  • Poikilo-museums, Kouvola Art Museum and Kouvola City Museum

    Poikilo-museums, Kouvola Art Museum and Kouvola City Museum

  • Lappeenranta Art Museum

    Lappeenranta Art Museum

    Kotimaista taidetta 1850-luvulta nykypäivään Lappeenrannan Linnoituksen vanhoissa 1700-luvun...

  • South Karelia Museum, Wolkoff House Museum

    South Karelia Museum, Wolkoff House Museum

    Authentic home of a Russian merchant family, which occupied the house for four generations. The house, built...