Wolkoff House Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
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Fyke_Cadet
Helsinki, Finland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The house museum can only be visited on a guided tour, but it is worth the effort. An excellent presentation shed light on the history of Ivan W, who came to Finland as a serf in the 1840s, became a Finnish citizen, and his rise to one of the wealthiest men in Lappeenranta. He was a true serial entrepreneur. The house and Wolkoff's story tell how a free society feeds creativity by giving everyone the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their origin. At the same time, the history of the house tells about the connections between Finland and Russia, which Russia's aggressive attack on Ukraine has now destroyed for years. But the perspective of the house's history is in decades or even longer.
Written 17 August 2022
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,597 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Wolkoff House Museum is an interesting little museum in the Lappeenranta city center. I gave 3* because I think it was not worth 4* but perhaps 3½* would have been correct.
Anyway I guess the main interest is the age and the fact that people have lived there quite recently and that it has stayed quite unchanged for all these years. There were some beautiful and interesting items inside the museum. Especially the old fireplaces were really beautiful
Written 27 July 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This authentic home of a Russian merchant family is located close to the Town Hall.

The beautiful house is one of the oldest remaining wooden buildings in Lappeenranta. It was constructed between 1826 and 1905.

I wonder why this museum is closed for the high season of tourism in Lappeenranta.
Written 16 July 2020
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Petra Y
Lappeenranta, Finland94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Wolkoff family lived in this house for about a century until mid 80s. They have kept and saved pretty much everything, so you can see f.ex. one of the first telephones in Lappeenranta. Everything is authentic, really interesting place to visit.
Written 3 September 2019
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Outi P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
You get to Wolkoff’s foyer directly from the museum shop. It’s a small place. One room, barely big enough for about four people. But it’s big in history.

The whole history of Lappeenranta lives there. It is embedded into the walls, the floor and the ceiling, all wooden. A few minutes is enough to get the vibes, but an hour or two of meditation would be optimal.

The whole house is nice, but the foyer is amazing. There are two writings on the wall: E.T. (!) and LETTU, which is a crepe, like a pancake. It seems that E.T. loves crepes, or Finnish style pancakes. They are to be eaten either with sugar sprinkled on top or with a good jam like strawberry or raspberry. For a drink a glass of milk if you’re a young one or young at heart. A cup of coffee if you’re a more mature person.

Back to the foyer of Wolkoff’s house museum. In my opinion this is the number one place in Lappeenranta. Visit this one and you understand the history of the town.
Written 4 August 2019
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catcorp
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I arrived at the end of the day and it had been raining l day.. Turned out I was the only one attending the tour. Great house to visit with an interesting history! Many thanks to the English tour guide girl :)
Written 2 July 2019
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Pamela T
Manchester, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Visited this museum a few days ago while on holiday in Finland. Thoroughly enjoyed it, our guide was fantastic, so informative and so patient with our many questions!
Written 24 August 2018
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Ketley007
Telford, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Splendid tour of this precious historical site. The guide was attentive and spoke in very clear and erudite English. A memorable visit.
Written 19 August 2018
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kirsihaa
Brussels, Belgium112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
If you want to learn history of Lappeenranta it is worth visiting this old beautiful wooden house which belonged to Russian born merchant family. This is a guided tour with very interesting info about the family and their style of living in more than 100 years ago until more recent times. Some objects you can see are interesting. Definitely good place in town.
Written 13 August 2017
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MokkaJ
Lappeenranta, Southern Finland, Finland297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Wolkoff house museum is a guided tour over old Wolkoff house. Wolkoff house is one of the oldest wooden houses in Lappeenranta and it represents old home of Russian born merchant family. The guided tour leaves every one hour and you can have an audio tour if you're not Finnish. Tour itself is usually 45 mins but in Easter and Christmas time it takes about 40 min when they show around what was like to live there at Eastern or Christmas time. Tour itself is actually surprisingly fascinating since nothing has been altered from it's original decor.
Written 16 April 2017
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