Lappeenranta Art Museum

Street address:
Kristiinankatu 8 - 10, 53900 Lappeenranta (Fortress area)

Openning hours

Winter season:
3 Jan - 4 June and 22 Aug - 30 Dec 2017
Tues-Sun 11 am - 5 pm, mondays closed

Summer season:
5 June - 20 August 2017
Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm,
Sat - Sun 11 am -5 pm

Museum is closed on the following dates:

1 January,
change of exhibition 6 - 17 March,
Easter 14 - 17 April, May Day 30 April - 1 May,
change of exhibition 22 May - 2 June,
Midsummer 23 - 24 June,
change of exibition 11 - 22 September
Independence Day 6 December,
Christmas 23 - 26 and 31 December

Entrance fees

Combination ticket fot the Fortress Museums
Adults 8€
Pensioners, students, the unemployed 7€
Free admission to those under the age of 18


Lappeenranta Art Museum - regional art museum of south-east Finland

Founded in 1965, the Lappeenranta Art Museum initially occupied the same premises as the South Karelia Museum of Cultural History, at the northern tip of the Lappeenranta Fortress. In the 1980s, the Art Museum moved to its present site in the neoclassic-style barracks (built in 1798), opposite the Orthodox Church. In 1986, the Art Museum became the Regional Art Museum of South-East Finland.

The museum is home to a collection of Finnish art from the mid-19th century to the present day. The museum’s largest single collection of old Finnish art was accumulated by Viipurin Taiteenystävät ry (Vyborg Friends of Art); this collection includes works by many well-known artists such as Albert Edelfelt, Pekka Halonen, Tyko Sallinen, Hjalmar Munsterhjelm and Eero Järnefelt. The collection has paintings by artists who were active in Vyborg or were born there. The contemporary art collections on the other hand focus in particular on art from south-east Finland, and include paintings by Leena Luostarinen, Unto Ahjotuli, Anne Tompuri, Irmeli Tarmo, Eeva Vesterinen, Heimo Suntio and Sinikka Kurkinen etc. etc.

Every year, the Art Museum also stages between three and four temporary exhibitions which feature both the latest trends in the world of art and works representing earlier periods in the history of art.

Located next to the reception there is also the museum gift shop which stocks a selection of books, art cards and jewellery.