The Cavalry Museum

Kristiinankatu 2, The Fortress of Lappeenranta

Information: tel. +358 5 616 2257 (museum) and +358 5 616 2261 (office) 

Opening hours

Summer season:

1 June–23 Aug
Mon–Fri 11 am–5 pm
Sat–Sun 11 am–5 pm

Winter season:

7 October -
Wed - Sat 11 am - 5pm

The Cavalry Museum is closed
1 January
Easter 10 - 13 April
May Day 30 April - 1 May
Ascension Day 21 May
Midsummer 19 - 20 June
Independence Day 6 December
Christmas 23 - 26, 31 December

Other times open by reservation

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
Autum season:


The Cavalry Museum 

The Cavalry Museum is located in the oldest building in Lappeenranta, built in 1772 as a guardhouse in the southernmost part of the fortification. Turned into the Cavalry Museum in 1973, the building has been under renovation for the last few years, during which it has
been restored with care and respect for its long history.

The exhibition opening in the summer of 2019, on the other hand, has been entirely modernised to meet the needs of today’s visitors.

It displays the history of the Finnish cavalry in a broader and more varied way than ever before. Narratives play a
significant role in the exhibition.On display, you will see articles relating to the cavalry from both times of
war and peace, not forgetting the cavalryman’s best friend, the horse.

The Cavalry Museum offers a fascinating and informative museum experience, detailing the chapters in the history of the Finnish cavalry.