South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta

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The Karelia Aviation Museum is located at Lappeenranta Airport in Lappeenranta, Finland. The museum is run by Kaakkois-Suomen ilmailumuseoyhdistys ry. The museum has also been known as the Aviation Museum of South-Eastern Finland .The museum is housed in two covered halls and displays fighter aircraft and smaller objects from the Second World War and onwards.Aircraft on display include: MiG-21BIS, Saab 35 Draken, Saab 91 Safir, as well as Jorma Kettunen's Nieuport 17 replica . In 2005 the museum also had a Hawker Hurricane on loan from the Aviation Museum of Central Finland.Among the smaller objects on display is a radial engine from a Fokker C.X that sank in Lake Saimaa, engine and different parts from a Tupolev SB that went down in Ylämaa.The museum is closed during winters.
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  • I thought this would be a museum about south karelia....I was hoping for information about the town and the history of the fortress area that the museum in is. But instead, it was something about...  more »
  • This museum is situated in the Lappeenranta Fortress. The museum is housed in the grey-stone buildings of the former artillery depot which were completed at the beginning of the 19th century. South....  more »
  • The museum is located in historical place where old fortress has been located from old times. Museum is small, only two rooms. The exposition in the first room was really interesting and decorated artistically: mythology of South Carelia and northern Siberia. In the second room you can see some items illustrating history of Lappeenranta to our days. Ticket is 8 euro for students.
  • Really interesting exhibitions! I didnt knew much about Karelian history or even the region/city of Lappeenranta. They had info in both Finnish and English for everything and their exhibitions were fascinating! If you are in town I really urge you to go here, if not for the museum so for the area of Linnoitus where there are other museums and a beautiful view over the whole city.

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