Riihisaari – Lake Saimaa Nature and Culture Centre

The island of Riihisaari is home to the exhibitions of Savonlinna Provincial Museum and the Nestori – Saimaa Nature Exhibition centre run by Metsähallitus, which also provides hiking information. The Provincial Museum concentrates on the history of South Savo and particularly on preserving, studying and presenting the history of sailing on Lake Saimaa.

During the summer the unique steamships moored at the museum are open to visitors: the tugboat Ahkera (1871), the schooner Salama (1874), the passenger boat Savonlinna (1904) and the tar steamship Mikko (1914).