The museum is open regularly during the summer season. During the winter season from September to the beginning of May, we are open subject to orders and in connection to special occasions. Contact us to learn more!
The staff of the Kotkaniemi Museum are at your disposal during the opening hours. Guidance of individual visitors is included in the ticket price.
In case of groups, guidance must always be reserved in advance if it is required in some other language than Finnish. Group visits can be organised subject to orders, either during or outside the opening hours. Please contact the museum to inquire about the available language options!
Kotkaniemi is a home museum that introduces the life of P.E. and Ellen Svinhufvud and the everyday life at the Kotkaniemi estate in Luumäki. The rooms of the home museum have been restored to the era of the Svinhufvuds and contain original furniture and items. In addition, there is a room for changing exhibitions that provides in-depth information on various topics.
The permanent exhibition
The permanent exhibition of Kotkaniemi consists of six home museum rooms that have been restored to their original look during the era of P.E. and Ellen Svinhufvud in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition, one of the upstairs rooms has been furnished to introduce the era when Kotkaniemi served as a boarding house. In the museum, visitors will be able to sense the atmosphere of the Kotkaniemi estate and the life in the days long gone by. In Mr. Svinhufvud’s study, the visitor can almost see the master immersed in his work or leisure time activities in the evenings. The magnificent grand hall was excellently suited to social receptions and for entertaining guests, whilst the topical issues of the era were discussed animatedly in the dining room. And where did Mrs. Svinhuvfud and housekeeper Alma Kottelin retire after the day’s chores were done to relax and work on their handicrafts?
The changing exhibition
One of the home museum rooms is reserved for a changing exhibition.
The changing exhibition of summers 2022–2023 introduces the presidency of P. E. Svinhufvud through the critical times of the early 1930s when a right wing radical Lapua movement “Lapuan liike”, threatened the constitutional state. Restraining the actions of the Lapua movement is considered as one of the most significant achievements of Svinhufvud´s presidency.
In summers 2020 and 2021, the topic of the exhibition was Svinhufvud’s shooting and hunting hobbies and the self-sufficiency of the Kotkaniemi estate.
The Kotkaniemi museum shop sells literature and support products. The profits of the museum shop are used to support the Kotkaniemi Foundation.
The products can be purchased at the museum and online from our web shop.