New life of the former military school

As part of the project, Sprengtporten’s room in the building of the former Brahelinna Military School, built in 1739, will be reconstructed. An exhibition will be opened in this room, presenting the life and work of Georg Magnus Sprengtporten.

This building is the best preserved example of Finland's oldest administrative building of the military department. In 1777, Sprengtporten founded the first officer school in Finland here.

In addition to Sprengtporten’s room, an extension with a handicapped entrance and a bathrooms will be built. In the future, this building will also house for other tourism-related facilities, such as a tourist information point, a port office and a rock art center. In addition, the building will serve as a meeting place for local residents and public organizations.

Volunteers from local associations were involved in the building reconstruction project. More than ten local NGOs have participated and are taking part in the works, for example, the Community of Ristiina, the Organization of Officer's Reserve Corps, the Ristiina Yacht Club, the Finnish Rock Art Association, the South-Savo Architectural Heritage Association, the Community of Ristiina from Helsinki and many others.

Exhibitions and workshops

Exhibitions related to Sprengtporten will be organized both in Vyborg and Ristiina, as well as a virtual museum will be opened. It is planned to create an exhibition dedicated to the relationship between Sprengtporten, Gustav III and Catherine the Great.

The concept of creating permanent workshops is being developed in Vyborg, where the development of products and services related to tourism will continue.