Mikkeli Art Museum

Mikkeli Art Museum was opened in 1970 as the Johannes Haapasalo Museum. The name was changed to Mikkeli Art Museum in 1976, following the donation of the Martti Airio collection. The art museum was named the South Savo Regional Art Museum in 1981.

The art museum was situated in 1970-2019 in the city centre opposite the cathedral. The building, known as the ‘Granite House’, was designed by the architect Armas Rankka and dates from 1912. Since 8.6.2019 exhibition activities has situated in temporary location on the second floor of Shopping Centre Akseli.

Mikkeli Art Museum provides a wide range of services connected with the visual arts in South Savo. It researches, documents and displays, e.g. art from the region. One important area is the exhibition and collection of Finnish graphic art. In addition to organizing exhibitions, it is the task of the art museum to look after and add to the art collections in its possession.


Adults 6 €
Groups (groups over 12 person) 5 € / person
Pensioners, students, unemployed 3 €
Under 18 years free
Finnish museum card 79 €
Renewal of the Finnish museum card 73 €
Visits outside opening hours 60 € / group plus admissions

Free admission on the first Friday of the month during the winter season (October – April).


Mikkeli Art Museum
Exhibition activities at temporary location of Mikkeli Art Museum have started on 8 June 2019.

Address at temporary location:
Maaherrankatu 18–20
(Shopping Centre Akseli, 2nd floor)
50100 Mikkeli

13 Oct 2023 – 30 Apr 2024
Wed – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Mon – Tue closed)

2 May – 30 Sep 2024
Tue – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Mon closed)

Exceptional opening hours:
Open 20 June 2024 10 am. – 4 p.m.
Closed 21 – 23 June 2024

Mikkeli Art Museum is closed during the exhibition change and on holidays. On the eves of holidays, the museum will close at 4 p.m.

Enquiries and reservations for group visits:
Office of Mikkeli City Museums
Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
+358 40 129 5090