Lusto – the finnish forest museum

Lusto is a national museum and science centre focusing on Finnish forest culture and illustrating the interaction between man and the forest from the past to the future.

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!

Opening hours:

  • From January to April Tue–Sun 10–17
    May daily 10–17
  • From June to August daily 10–18
  • September daily 10–17
  • From October to December Tue–Sun 10–17

Closed 23rd–26th Dec and 13th Jan–3rd Feb 2020.

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 €

Opening hours, admission and pricelist

Events and Exhibitions

Special exhibition

Whispering Birches

The exhibition presents the combination of poems and photographs from the book “Whispering Birches”. The pictures taken by the Hungarian photographer József Timár...

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Special exhibition

Punkaharju on the map

Punkaharju on the map exhibition is based on maps that have been preserved in archives and published in various publications. The exhibition uses...

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Special exhibition

The Storm Station

The Storm Station is an interpretation of storms and related experiences through different art forms, science and cultural research. The exhibition has been...

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Special exhibition

WOODSIE – Images and stories of relationships with the forest
19.2.2019 - 29.3.2020

The Woodsie exhibition gives an insight into contemporary Finns' relationships with the forest. In 2017 and 2018, Lusto collected Woodsies – or selfies...

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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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Restaurant Nila

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