Cavalry Museum displays the history of the Finnish cavalry. Museum is located in the oldest building in Lappeenranta fortress. The paintings tell the history of the Hakkapeliittas (the Finnish cavalry). The Museum is also showing old uniforms, guns and photos. The oldest gun in the Museum is from 18th Century. The cavalry was very important when the Finnish was battling for independence. The one wall in the Museum is devoted to the Winter and Continuation War and from the map you can see all the commissions that belonged to the cavalry.
Ratsuväkimuseo is closed for summer 2017 due renovations. Other times by prior arrangement.
Adults €4, pensioners, students, groups of more than 10 €3. Children under 18 admission free.
Admission fees 2017 Combination ticket for the Fortress Museums
(South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta Art Museum and, during the summer, Cavalry Museum)
Adults €8, Pensioners, students, the unemployed €7
Free admission on Museum Fridays
In the spring: 6.1., 3.2., 3.3., 7.4., 5.5.
In the autumn: 1.9., 6.10., 3.11., 1.12.