Riihisaari – Lake Saimaa Nature and Museum Centre

The Lake Saimaa Nature and Museum Centre is a charming meeting spot and exhibition site next to Olavinlinna castle, in the heart of Old Savonlinna. While the museum building in Riihisaari is temporarily closed due to renovations (estimated to last until Fall 2020), all of the Centre’s services will move to temporary premises on Nälkälinnanmäki Hill with a fresh new look.

PLEASE NOTE: as we are currently moving to our temporary premises on Nälkälinnanmäki Hill, we are not open for business for the period of October 7th through 20th 2019.

The Lake Saimaa Nature and Museum Centre contains the Savonlinna Regional Museum and exhibitions by Metsähallitus (the Finnish Forest Administration) as well as information on Lake Saimaa’s cultural and natural history. Be sure to visit our museum shop as well!

Thanks to a wide variety of non-permanent exhibitions and public events, we provide new things for our customers and see and do throughout the year. Free entry for minors under 18!

The Lake Saimaa Nature and Museum Centre also contains the Savonlinna region tourist information desk!

We accept the Finnish Museum Card.


Price starting
8.00 € per person
Adults 8 € / Children under 18 y. free / Pensioners, students 4 € / Groups over 10 persons 5 €/person. Combined ticket, Olavinlinna Castle and Riihisaari, adults 12 €. The ticket is valid for one day.
7.10. - 20.10.
Mon-Sun Closed

21.10. - 15.12.
Mon-Sun 10-17

16.12. - 24.12.
Mon-Sun Closed

25.12. - 31.12.
Mon-Sun 10-17

1.1.2020 - 30.4.2020
Mon-Sun 10-17

Closed 7.-20.10, 6.12. and 16.-24.12. Attention! The Museum Riihisaari will be closed from October 2019 due to renovation for some time.
Barrier free, Car parking, WC
Free WiFi

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