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Kotkaniemi – the Home museum of a Former President of Finland, P.E. Svinhufvud

Welcome to visit a home museum of the third president of Finland P.E. Svinhufvud and Mrs. Ellen Svinhufvud in Lake Kivijärvi! Beside a museum we have a café, meeting rooms and 1930s style renovated garden. Kotkaniemi is located in Luumäki, just about 20km away from Lappeenranta!

Kotkaniemi has been close because of the renovation. The museum and the café will open again in May 2018.


Opening hours 19.5.2018–31.8.2018

Monday: closed

Tuesday–Friday: 11am–6pm

Saturday: 10am–3pm

Sunday: 12pm–4pm

(or with a reservation)



Kotkaniemi is a home museum of the President P.E. Svinhufvud and Mrs. Ellen Svinhufvud, the history of Finnish independence and the life in old Kotkaniemi. Rooms are decorated with original fittings.

Kotkaniemi is also notable destination because of its garden and historical buildings. They are all modeling the life in early 1900s. The garden has also been renovated to the original model. We offer several exhibitions and other programs.



Welcome to enjoy a coffee and pastries in Cafe Ellen! Café Ellen serves products respecting the atmosphere of the museum. We have innovated products just for Kotkaniemi, but we also offer products of the local bakery Satun Makiat. The café has the same opening hours as the museum. There is no entrance fee for the café and the garden when the museum is open.



You can reserve a guided tour in advance for your group and several servings from Café Ellen.

We have two rooms “Siperia” and “Käräjätupa” for meetings, parties and other events. They are also available from May. You can also reserve the Café Ellen outside the opening hours. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

There are 36 customer seats in Café Ellen, so it is recommended to schedule your visit. One guided tour is for max 25 persons, so the group of 50 guests is better to share for two parts – other half can enjoy the coffee while other half is on tour. It is also recommended to feel the atmosphere outside, so don’t be too hurry!

Welcome to enjoy the historical and peaceful environment!

Kotkaniemi – the Home museum of a Former President of Finland, P.E. Svinhufvud
Itsenäisyydentie 799 a
Tel. +358 40 522 7553