Lappeenranta Art Museum

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

Opening hours

Summer season:
1 June - 23 August 2020
Mon-Fri 11 am - 5 pm,
Sat - Sun 11 am -5 pm

Winter season:
2 Jan - 7 June and 24 Aug - 30 Dec 2020
Tues-Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Mondays closed

Lappeenranta Art Museum
is closed

1 January
change of exhibition 10 –28 February 
Easter 10 –13 April
change of exhibition 11 –29 May  
Midsummer 19–20 June
change of exhibition and floor renovation 5 –11 December  
Christmas 23–26 December
31 December

Combination ticket to Fortress Museums
• adults €10
• pensioners, students, unemployed,
groups/ person (min. 10 people) €8
• under 18 years of age: free of charge

Free admission on
Museum Fridays

Spring season:
3 Jan, 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 8 May 
Autumn season:

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.