Lusto – the finnish forest museum

Lusto is the national museum responsible for forest culture and it illustrates the interaction between man and the forest from the past to the future. It is located in Punkaharju, in the most beautiful landscape of ridges and lakes in eastern Finland.

Lusto’s exhibitions, events, work demonstrations and theme days provide a diverse and illustrative insight into the significance of forests in the life of Finns. Lusto is sure to appeal to visitors of all ages. Welcome to Lusto!

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Opening hours:

  • 29th Jun–30th Sep 2020 Mon–Sun 10–17
  • 1st Oct–31st Dec 2020 Tue–Sun 10–17

Ticket sale ends 60 minutes before museum closing time.

Admission tickets:

  • Adults 11 €
  • Pensioners 8 €
  • Students 8 €
  • Children (4–15 years) 5 €
  • Family ticket 27 €

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Events and Exhibitions

Special exhibition

A Man’s Job

Finnish forest workers’ standard of living and working conditions became topics of debate in the 1950s and 1960s, attracting attention even from the...

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Special exhibition

Lumberjack’s culture days – a legendary forest-related event of 1967-2000

The exhibition “Lumberjack's culture days” is composed of Lusto's collections in honour of the forest workers' own cultural event. The exhibition comprising posters,...

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Special exhibition

Controlled burning – Photographs about using fire in forest management

The exhibition “Controlled burning” presents the use of fire in promoting forest management and forest biodiversity through photographs made by Benjam Pöntinen, a...

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Special exhibition

A man’s job – Finland at a turning point in 1970 as seen in unique photographs

Lusto’s main exhibition of 2020 – "A man's job"– offers touching and largely unprecedented photographs of the forest workers and the transformation of...

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Events

Me and the forest -collection campaign

Memory collection campaign about Finns’ relationship with the forest 15 Jan 2020–15 Oct 2020

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Events

The Day of the Finnish Christmas Tree

The Day of the Finnish Christmas Tree in Lusto, the first event during Advent season, is a warm and diverse event where you...

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Permanent exhibition

Lusto for Children

Lusto is a fun place to visit with children! The miniatures in the exhibitions are interesting for all ages, as they provide an...

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Permanent exhibition

Bioenergy and Innovations

The Bioenergy exhibition introduces wood-based forms of energy, from traditional heating methods to wood pellets and liquid fuels. The exhibition displaying innovative products...

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Permanent exhibition

The Forests of the Finns

For Finns, the forest has always been – and still is – not only a source of income and a treasure trove of...

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Permanent exhibition

The Century of Forest Improvements

An immense amount of work to enhance silviculture was done in Finland in the 20th century. The Century of Forest Improvements exhibition depicts...

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Permanent exhibition

The Old Logging Site

The old logging site exhibition takes the visitor to the old time logging sites and timber floating routes – to the golden age...

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Permanent exhibition

The Time of the Machines

The Time of the Machines exhibition explores the mechanization of timber harvesting, as well as the development of forestry and the forest industry....

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Special exhibition

The wolf, the saw and the GPS – Finnish Forest Museum history

Why have forest museum collections over the years included a coconut, an ostrich egg, a wool-spinning paddle, a bow saw, a soldier’s helmet,...

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Safe Museum Visit

We have taken numerous steps to ensure the safety of the museum visit. We follow the general guidelines of the Finnish government and...

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Restaurant Nila

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