Wolkoff House Museum

Wolkoff House Museum, Lappeenranta: Address, Wolkoff House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Wolkoff House Museum
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,523 contributions
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, Finland23,629 contributions
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, Finland101 contributions
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
6 contributions
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
5 contributions
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
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, UK61 contributions
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, Belgium116 contributions
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, Finland319 contributions
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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Kira P
Lappeenranta, Finland20 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
Old merchant house is a part of Lappeenranta history. The house has guided tours and it is a must see museum in Lappeenranta. Highly recommended. It is the only museum in Finland that has all the original furnitures and belongings owned by Wolkoff family from the 1872 to 1983.

Among the traditional tours it has Christmas tours and Easter tours.
Written 6 December 2016
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