Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

The exhibition of the Nature Centre has been taken down because of the renovation of the building. Operating (without the main exhibition) continues nearby in the address Tottinkatu 6a, Savonlinna.

Welcome to Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari

The historical setting of Olavinlinna Castle, surrounded by the scenic Lake Saimaa, makes Lake Saimaa Nature- and Museum Centre Riihisaari a unique destination, where Savonlinna Provincal Museum and Metsähallitus operate together. Riihisaari is a meeting place and an exhibition centre, providing experiences and information on the region's cultural history and natural landscape year-round.

Opening Hours in 2021

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In May daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed: 2.4., 25.–26.6., 6.12. and 20.–24.12.2020

We reserve the rights for changes.

Entrance Fees:

Savonlinna Provincial Museum tickets (

Contact Information

Address: Tottinkatu 6a (until spring 2021), 57130 Savonlinna, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 5929

E-mail: saimaa(at)

Location: Situated at the eastern end of Linnankatu street in the old town of Savonlinna (, next to Olavinlinna Castle (

Arrival: By car or public transportation. Read more

Visit: Open daily throughout the year. Free entrance to the Museum Shop and hiking info point, but exhibitions are subject to a fee. Read more (

Things to Do and See: The main exhibition: In the heart of Saimaa , temporary exhibitions, events, a short film on the Saimaa ringed seal. Read more. In the summer, museum ships are moored at the pier by Riihisaari and open to visitors. 

Suitability: An fascinating destination for visitors of all ages. Suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties. Pets are not permitted in the Nature Centre.

Services: Events, hiking information, museum shop, rental of facilities. Read more

The Nature Centre is jointly run by the City of Savonlinna and Metsähallitus.

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