Cavalry Museum

Lappeenranta, Finland

The Cavalry Museum is housed in the former guardhouse of the Lappeenranta fortifications, and dates from the 1770’s. The museum was opened in 1973. In the Cavalry Museum you can experience the fire of the fierce Hackapelites and succumb to the charm of the red-panted dragoons.

The Cavalry belonged to the Lappeenranta street scene from the 1880’s, when a garrison was built for the Finninsh Dragoon Regiment. Uniforms, weapons and numerous documents give a colourful picture of town and garrison life.

Reference: South Carelia Museums


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Oo Jii (2 years ago)
Small but nice. Good information about the cavalry in general and in Lappeenranta in particular
Antti Suontama (3 years ago)
Great little museum. Good videos
Timo Ruuskanen (3 years ago)
Great show
Jade Heng (3 years ago)
A small but well curated museum. The artefacts of the exhibition are interesting, even if they have not fully whispered to war topics. Fun detail: march songs (or similar) are played in the customer toilet.
R Etter (3 years ago)
A lovely little museum with a lot of interesting history about the cavalry. The museum could be expanded.
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