The cavalry are honoured as Lappeenranta’s greatest heroes and the former garrison (the town’s oldest building) now houses this museum in their honour. It tells how this band of red-trousered warriors began as the finest mounted forces in the Russian Empire and throughout the 1920s and ‘30s became Finland’s national heroes. The skeleton jackets, weapons and implements for castrating horses give a small but intriguing glimpse into that lost world.